Northfielders for Justice in Palestine / Israel

NJP/I News & Upcoming Events

Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel (NJP/I) is a local community group whose aim is to educate and inform Northfield and the surrounding area about the ongoing occupation of Palestine and to advocate peace and justice for all people who live in Palestine and Israel.

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 !  All Out For Palestine !

NJP/I Invites you to join us in     

A Ceasefire Walk

Joining a March 2 Global Day of Action for Gaza 

This Saturday, March 2nd, 2024  10:00 am

Gather in St John’s Lutheran Church parking lot  

           500 Third Street West, Northfield

        
Route for the Walk:
  • Leave St. John’s parking lot and walk to Second Street.
  • Take Second Street to Hwy 3/19
  • After crossing at the lights, turn right and walk on the sidewalk along Hwy 3/19 to 5th street
  • Turn left onto 5th street and walk over the bridge to the Water Street parking lot
  • Turn left and take the sidewalk to Bridge Square   (Pause there for brief spoken words).
  • Take Division Street to the right  and walk to 7th street
  • Turn right and take 7th Street to the dead end (for cars)
  • Walk to the ramp to the bridge on Hwy 3
  • Continue walking on the sidewalk along Hwy 3 to Second Street
  • Turn left at the lights and take Second Street back to St John’s.
    Palestinian flags, signs, keffiyehs welcome.    ‘Weather looks good.  🙂

Further opportunity for Northfield Ceasefire action: 

Northfield, MN Citizens Demand that City Council
Pass a Ceasefire Resolution
 
We are asking Northfield City Council to adopt a ceasefire resolution calling for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza at its March 12, 2024, meeting.  Please lend your name to this ask by signing the petition and calling and emailing your City Council member.  Our collective voice is stronger than our individual voices.
 
From Amnesty International  The level of casualties and scale of destruction in the occupied Gaza Strip is unprecedented. Countless lives have been shattered, ripped apart, and upended. In January 2024 the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to implement six provisional measures to protect Palestinians in Gaza against a real risk of genocide.   
 
With each day that passes more lives are lost and the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza is getting worse. 

On January 21 Northfielders for Justice in Palestine / Israel hosted a presentation
titled “Insights into Gaza & the West Bank” at the Northfield Public Library.

The three speakers were Bob Goonin, providing a Jewish perspective on the history of
the Zionist Project, Ashraf Askar, sharing the experience of a Palestinian growing up in
the West Bank, and Fred Rogers, reflecting on his recent visit to Gaza.

The Jan 21 recording is available for viewing as is a Feb 8 update by Bob Goonin reflecting on the subsequent ICJ ruling on the South Africa filing.

We have had several requests to repeat the presentation. NJP/I hosted a replay of the
Jan 21 event on Jan 28 with live Q&A from the panel speakers at the end. Most people
who attended either one found this to be a powerful and informative experience.
We encourage you to watch these presentations, and share them with others, especially
with organized groups. We would be happy to discuss other showings with live or online
Q&A for any group that would like us to do so.

Calling for an immediate and permanent ceasefire. Working for Peace.

NJP/I Core Committee and Presenters

Free Online Palestine Focused Films

Northfielders for Justice in Palestine Israel (NJP/I) recommends the following two online sources of films related to the history, culture, and situation of the Palestinian people.

Monthly free films can be watched on your own time, after you have registered, then you may log on for a discussion of the film on the third Sunday of the month 2 pm CT.

Click here for link to Voices from the Holy Land

Weekly (Sat 11 am CT) films are offered at this site.  By joining the email list you will receive notices of  the up-coming  films each week where you can register to view the free films online. The films are followed by discussion.   

Click here for link to Palestine Museum

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