Gala Dinner 2013
Kristiane Backer is a TV presenter, journalist and author based in London with a pan-European career. Kristiane was awarded Germany's most prestigious TV award, the Golden Camera, for her television work.
In 2013 Kristiane published her best-selling memoir "From MTV to Mecca" in the UK with Arcadia and Awakening. Arabic, Indonesian and Malaysian editions are forth coming. The original book was published in 2009 in Germany.
Kristiane is engaged in intercultural and interfaith dialogue, she is a Global Ambassador for the Exploring Islam Foundation and a patron of Faith Matters Tell Mama Campaign against Islamophobia.
In 2010 she was the fase of the 'Inspired by Muhammad' media campaign. Kristiane hosts galas, conferences and corporate events around Europe and the UK and is a regular guest speaker at international events.
Gala Dinner 2012
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, MPH, is a Palestinian medical doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp. Dr Abuelaish is a passionate proponent of peace between Palestinians and Israelis. He has received his early education in the Palestinian refugee camp schools, prior to receiving a scholarship to initial study medicine in Cairo followed by a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: University of London.
From 1997-2002 completed a residency in OB/Gyn at the Soroka University hospital in Beer Sheva-Israel followed by a subspecialty in foetal medicine in Italy and Belgium. Dr Abuelaish then completed his Masters in Public Health (Health Policy and Management) from Harvard University.
Dr Abuelaish has been an important figure in Palestinian-Israeli relations, working in Israeli hospitals, treating both Israeli and Palestinian patients indiscriminately and fully believes that health is an engine in the journey to peace.
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Gala Dinner 2011
The Lady Fatemah Charitable Trust hosted its annual Gala Dinner on 14 May, 2011 at the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel in an effort to raise a target of £200,000 for its various appeals and projects.
The highlights of the Gala Dinner included keynote speaker Lauren Booth; a Press TV broadcaster, human rights activist and journalist who recently embraced Islam.
Gala Dinner 2009
Keynote Speaker at the LFT Charity Gala Dinner 2009 - Dr. Swee Chui Ang
Dr Swee Chui Ang is a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon in Barts and the Royal London Hospitals. She started life as a pro-Israel fundamentalist Christian, and an Arab hater. In 1982, when Israel ruthlessly bombed and destroyed half of Lebanon killing many women and children, as well as civilian men, Dr Ang volunteered to work as surgeon for the British Charity Christian Aid. On her arrival in Lebanon, she discovered that the Lebanese and Palestinians were kind and gentle people, and that they had suffered severe injustice in the hands of the Israelis. She was working in Gaza Hospital in Sabra and Shatilla Palestinian refugee camp, when the massacre took place and thus is a survivor and witness of the Sabra and Shatilla massacre.
Dr Chui Ang returned to the UK and helped start the organistaion Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).
In 1988 - 1989, Dr Chui Ang joined the UN and worked in the Gaza Strip during the First Palestinian Intifada. She visited Gaza earlier this year, after the 22 day savage assault on her by Israel.
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Gala Dinner 2007
Keynote Speaker at the LFT Charity Gala Dinner 2007 - Mr. Rageh Omar
Rageh Omar’s journalistic career began in 1990 as a trainee at The Voice newspaper inBrixton. Shortly after that he decided to pursue a career in freelance journalism covering international news.
In 1992 he went to live in Ethiopia, next door to his homeland of Somalia, which was in the midst of a famine and the US led military intervention which ended in defeat for the US.
Gala Dinner 2006
Keynote Speaker at the LFT Charity Gala Dinner 2006 - Mr. Ram Gidoomal
Ram Gidoomal is an entrepreneur, and former UK Group Chief Executive of the Inlaks Group, a multinational business with seven thousand employees. He and his family were forced to leave wealth and prosperous business interests behind them when they came to Britain from East Africa as refugees.