He is one of the prime movers of the Gaza Flotilla mission. He was born in Malatya, Turkey in 1969. He gained diplomas in Tourism Management and Public Management From Boğaziçi University. He is one of the founders of The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, IHH, a Turkish NGO based in Istanbul.
For 8 years, he managed various international projects of IHH, such as the Banda Aceh tsunami relief effort in 2004, the Pakistan earthquake relief effort in 2005, the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in 2010, the Haiti earthquake relief effort in 2010, the Qurbani Project 2010 in 126 countries, the Pakistan flood relief effort 2010, the Cataract Project (2007- ongoing, more than 43.000 cataract surgeries are completed) in 10 African countries etc.
He is a founding Trustee of The Humanitarian Forum, UK, and founding member of UNIW (the Union of NGOs of Islamic World) on behalf of IHH. He was head of the Preparation Committee of Code of Conducts for Islamic NGOs for OIC. He is a delegate for UN and OIC on behalf of IHH. Mr. Oruc is currently deputy president of Board of Trustees.
Ann Wright grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas, where she received a master's and a law degree. She also has a master's degree in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. After college, she spent thirteen years in the U.S. Army and sixteen additional years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel. She is airborne-qualified.
In 1987, Col.Wright joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She received the State Department's Award for Heroism for her actions during the evacuation of 2,500 people from the civil war in Sierra Leone, the largest evacuation since Saigon. She was on the first State Department team to go to Afghanistan and helped reopen the Embassy there in December 2001. Her other overseas assignments include Somalia, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada, Micronesia, and Nicaragua.
On March 19, 2003, the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Ann Wright cabled a letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin Powell, stating that without the authorization of the UN Security Council, the invasion and occupation of a Muslim, Arab, oil-rich country would be a disaster. Since then, she has been writing and speaking out for peace. She fasted for a month, picketed at Guantánamo, served as a juror in impeachment hearings, traveled to Iran as a citizen diplomat, and has been arrested numerous times for peaceful, nonviolent protest of Bush's policies, particularly the war on Iraq.
She has been on delegations to Iran and was in Gaza three times in 2009, following the Israeli attack on Gaza that killed 1,440 and wounded 5,000. She was an organizer for the Gaza Freedom March that brought 1,350 persons from 44 countries to Cairo, Egypt, in solidarity with the people of Gaza. She was on the May, 2010 Gaza flotilla that was attacked by the Israeli military. She lives in Honolulu.
On May 31, 2010 Feiler was aboard one of the ships involved in the Gaza flotilla clash and sustained some minor injuries to the face and head during the raid.
Dror Feiler is one of the founders and initiative takers for "Ship to Gaza Sweden" association. Ship to Gaza Sweden is an initiative for practical solidarity with the people of Gaza. (http://shiptogaza.se/)
Dror Feiler is the chairman of the Swedish organization Jews for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (JIPF) (http://www.jipf.nu/) and the European organization European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP). (http://www.ejjp.org/)
Dror Feiler runs together with Gunilla Sköld Feiler the art-space TEGEN 2 in Stockholm, an art space that has specialized in "art and politic" projects and organized several exhibitions dealing with the Israeli/Palestinian issue.
Dror Feiler is a musician, composer, a visual artist and a political activist. He was born in Tel Aviv, 1951. After refusing to serve in the Israeli army in the occupied territories 1970 he moved Sweden 1973. In 1977-1978 he studied musicology at Stockholm University and in 1978-1983 studied composition at the royal academy of Music in Stockholm. Dror Feiler has renounced his Israeli citizenship 1983. Dror Feiler is one of Sweden's leading composers & improvisation musicians.
Dror Feiler has been active in solidarity work in the Israeli/Palestinian context since the 1970.
Wisnu Pramudya, or best known as Dzikrullah, is an activist at Sahabat Al Aqsa, Indonesia. He is a journalist by profession, serving The Brunei Financial Times as well as many other internet-based news portals, including The Palestinian Information Center.
Tan Sri Murphy Nicholas Xavier Pakiam
Most Rev. Tan Sri Murphy Nicholas Xavier Pakiam D.D; PSM PJN (Archbishop, Archdiocese Of Kuala Lumpur)
Prof. Dr N.S Rajendran
Prof. Dr N.S Rajendran is a Professor at Sultan Idris University of Education, Malaysia.
Dr N.S. Rajendran is the President of Malaysia Hindudharma Mamandram, a religious non-governmental organization (NGO) serving the Hindu community of Malaysia.
Rajendran has conducted various workshops and seminars for teachers and ministry of education officials on the teaching of higher-order thinking skills, both locally and in countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong. He has also conducted seminars and workshops to train teachers and ministry of education officials from Malaysia, Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal in areas such as educational psychology, pedagogy, qualitative research methodology and teacher education.
Datuk Ahmad Zaki Zahid
Datuk Ahmad Zaki Zahid is the Chairman of Peace Malaysia (Aman Malaysia). He has been appointed as Executive Director of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) with effect from May 04, 2009. He was appointed to the Board of MRCB on 12 January 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from University of Bristol, England.
Datuk Ahmad Zaki was a Senior Executive Officer at the Issues and Investment Division of the Securities Commission of Malaysia from November 1994 to July 1998. There upon, from August 1998 to February 2000, he worked as a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton (Kuala Lumpur/ Singapore). He assumed the role of Special Assistant to YB Dato' Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Youth and Sports, from March 2000 to June 2001.
In July 2001, he joined the Deputy Prime Minister's Office as Special Assistant to Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi and was promoted as the Special Officer to Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi and Head of Policy Unit, Prime Minister's Office, from November 2003 to March 2009.He is now the Excutive Director of MRCB.
Dr Roslan Mohd Noor
Dr Roslan Mohd Noor is an academician in Islamic Education Academy, University of Malaya. He is well known to be knowledgeable in the sphere of Palestine history, Jerusalem-Islam, Zionism and other related fields. Dr Roslan obtain his PhD from University of Aberdeen.
He has contributed his latest paperwork on issues relating to Palestine and Zionism in a seminar "Convention The End of The Zionist Agenda" in PWTC.
Another work of him entitled "The History of Rise and Fall of Islamic Reign in Andalusia: Lessons and Boundaries" which was presented in 'Baldatun Tayyibah Seminar: Andalusia Model' organized by Malaysian Ulama Association (PUM). The seminar took place in a seminar hall of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor in May 2009.
Zulkefli Mohd Nani
Zulkefli Mohd Nani is the Deputy President of Muslim Care Society Malaysia (MuslimCare). He was the Chairman of the Crisis Management Team of LIFELINE4GAZA Malaysia when a large group of Malaysian Humanitarian NGOs participated in the International Flotilla to Gaza in 2010.
Zulkefli was also involved in various humanitarian missions across the globe such as to Acheh, Indonesia during Tsunami, to Balakot-Pakistan after the earthquake as well as other humanitarian missions to provide aid to flood victims local and abroad. He also witnessed the collapsed of various towns such as Jabiliyah in Gaza during Cast Lead Operation by Israel when he entered Gaza on 27 January 2009 during the ceased fire duration.
Zulkefli graduated from California State University Fresno, USA with a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics and later obtained his Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. He is currently attached to the International Division of a Malaysian Research Institution.
Prof. Madya Dr. Hafidzi Mohd. Noor
Director of Palestine Centre of Excellence (PACE)
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