I was born in Palestine in 1941 to German parents. Due to the Nazi persecution of Jews my parents emigrated to Palestine.

I lived my first years in Baq’a, a neighborhood of Jerusalem, where Jews, Christians and Muslims lived in peace side by side. These early years left a deep mark on me. During my childhood years, I learned to play piano, received instruction in music theory and engaged in composition. I lived several years in France, Germany and the United States until I settled in Iceland in 1962. 

I worked in Iceland for over 20 years as a computer programmer and systems analyst, first with IBM, then at the City Hospital. In 1983, I quit the computer field and returned to my once-cherished field, music. After receiving a diploma as piano teacher in Switzerland, I returned to Iceland to direct a music school and serve as a teacher, choir master, church organist, composer and arranger. I have published about 20 collections of original compositions for the early grades of instrumental teaching. These are widely used in Europe by music teachers and commercially available (see tonar-og-steinar.com).

In parallel to my professional occupations, I was for many years involved in activism and research for peace, global justice and human rights. I co-founded the Association Iceland-Palestine and support the vision of a democratic State in the whole of historic Palestine for Muslims, Christians and Jews. My writings include articles on multinational corporations, the IMF and the World Bank, the Palestine question, economic sanctions and international law (see writings by Elias Davidsson ). I am author of several books on (state-covert) terrorism, including the prize-awarded book The Betrayal of India, Revisiting the 26/11 Evidence, which deals with the Mumbai attacks of 2008.

I moved in 2008 with my family to the country where my parents and their ancestors have lived for centuries, to Germany.