Summer Film Festival in Northfield MN

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — 7:00pm — Bethel Lutheran Church — Northfield

How are the Children?  Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention

In the 1967 war, Israel occupied the Palestinian lands of the West Bank and Gaza and has since implemented a two-tiered legal system in these territories:  civil law for Israeli settlers and military law for Palestinians.  Palestinian children and youth are, therefore, subject to military arrest and prosecution by Israel.   Palestinian children are subject to physical and verbal abuse, strip searches, solitary confinement, coerced confessions and separation from their parents and legal counsel.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — 7:00pm — Bethel Lutheran Church — Northfield

Killing Gaza

In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen document Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza.

Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering:  It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed b the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — 7:00pm — Bethel Lutheran Church — Northfield

Imprisoning a Generation

“Imprisoning a Generation is a documentary following the stories of four young Palestinians who have been detained and imprisoned under the Israeli military system.  Their perspectives and eye witness accounts along with the voices of their families combine to form a lens into the entangled structures of oppression that expand well beyond the prison walls.”

Past Events

September 28 – 30, 2018   US Campaign for Palestinian Rights –

Together We Rise”  Minneapolis and St Paul MN

Confirmed speakers include journalists Mariam Barghouti and Marc Lamont Hill, human rights lawyers Noura Erakat and Hassan Jabareen, and Indigenous rights activists Waziyatawin and Coya White Hat-Artichoker.    Sponsors include  United Methodists for Kairos Response

October 15-October 18  Christ at the Checkpoint,  Oklahoma City

CHRIST AT THE CHECKPOINT USA    “We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies. We wish to find Jesus at the center of everything we do and to make his life our life. Which means finding courageous love for Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews alike.”  Sponsors include  United Methodists for Kairos Response

Robert Massoud    –      How a Just Peace in Palestine-Israel Can Save our Planet

February 16, 2018 from 10:00AM – Noon at The Minnesota Church Center
122 West Franklin Ave, Minneapolis MN

Robert Massoud believes that the only way to save human life on the planet is to rescue international law and global governance from near irrelevance.  He says, “The best place to begin is a true and just peace in Israel-Palestine.  Justice in human affairs is central to maintaining the ‘balance of nature’ which orders the health of the natural world. Justice is the new organizing principle of public action and the best guarantee of equality, human rights and continuation of life.   In this world process, justice in Israel-Palestine is the redline which will help determine if we are to progress as humanity on this planet or decline into international and planetary chaos.”

Robert Massoud is Palestinian-Canadian. In 2004, he founded Zatoun, Fair Trade olive oil from Palestine to serve as a symbol of light, hope and peace in North America. The oil is available mostly through faith communities, the grassroots and fair trade network.    Zatoun also initiated a worldwide project called Trees for Life – Planting Peace in Palestine, to plant 10,000 olive trees every year in Palestine. Zatoun is also a major supporter of Project Hope providing “art as therapy” to help heal many thousands of children living in refugee camps in Palestine. Since 2004, Zatoun has contributed almost $450,000 to these two projects.

The Event takes place on February 16, 2018  from 10:00Am till Noon on the first floor of the  Minnesota Church Center, 122 West Franklin Ave, Minneapolis MN.

Sponsored by:  The Palestine-Israel Justice Project  of the United Methodist Church.    For more information email  or the web page at


Where Are We Headed In Israel/Palestine?

A Presentation by Jeff Halper
October 28, 10am – Minnesota Church Center
122 West Franklin, Minneapolis MN

Arguing (through maps and visuals) that the two-state solution is dead and gone and that, in fact, one state – an apartheid state – already exists between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, he goes on to outline what a democratic, bi-national state – the only remain just solution – might look like, and what obstacles it faces from Israel, the international community and even among Palestinians themselves.

Jeff Halper is an Israeli anthropologist, the former head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and the Coordinator of the War Against the People project of The People Yes! Network (TPYN). A well-known activist, he has also taught at universities in Israel, the US, Latin America and Africa. Among his academic and political writings are Between Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century (Westview, 1991); Obstacles to Peace, a resource manual of articles and maps on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, published by ICAHD; An Israeli in Palestine (London: Pluto Press, 2008); and his latest book, War Amongst the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification (Pluto Press/University of Chicago, 2015). Jeff participated in the first (and successful) attempt of the Free Gaza Movement to break the Israeli siege by sailing into Gaza in 2008. He serves on international support committee of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Palestine, and was nominated by the American Friends Service Committee for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, together with the Palestinian intellectual and activist Ghassan Andoni.