Staff ~

  • S. Rainsford Rouner, MSW — Co-founder and Executive Director; International Solidarity Movement activist, field coordinator for Rabbis for Human Rights during the olive harvest, Jama’in, West Bank (2002), liaison for RHR/ICAHD to Fatah/Al Aqsa, Jenin refugee camp, West Bank (2003), member of Massachusetts Peace Action, Jewish Voice for Peace and Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine/Israel Network (USA)

Advisory Board ~

  • Ayman Nijim, PhD. Candidate, M.A. in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management — Advisory Board Chair; Grassroots International Solidarity Program Officer for the Middle East, Child Trauma and Recovery Specialist, Co-founder of the Gaza program Let the Children Play and Heal, prior Director of Programs at Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services, Advisory Board member of the Gaza Community Mental Health Foundation (Palestine and USA)
  • Raed Abubadawia, Esq. — Co-Founder; Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law and prior Director of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Democracy and Peace at An-Najah University, Nablus, West Bank (Palestine)
  • Dr. Jeff Halper, Co-Founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and the One Democratic State Campaign (ODSC) (Israel)
  • Imam Abdullah Faaruuq, Imam of Masjid Al-Humdulillah, Roxbury MA (USA)
  • Reverend Ashlee Wiest-Laird, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain MA (USA)

Raed Abubadawia, Esq., Co-Founder of Common Ground, prior Director of UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Democracy and Peace (An-Najah Staff),  An-Najah University, Nablus, at work in the Refugees Services Center, Jenin camp, West Bank, Palestine 2003 -- (photo by Rains Rouner)