Christian Zionism and US Policy Toward Palestine March 14, 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church. 1200 S Marquette Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jonathan Brenneman, a Christian Palestinian-American activist, will share about the little-understood force of Christian Zionism on US policy toward Palestine, possibly the most powerful “pro-Israel” force in America. Sharing personal stories and analysis, he will offer a unique perspective on why it is important to understand this ideology, and how to challenge it.
Jonathan is a consultant and trainer in nonviolent social change, anti-oppression, and direct action alongside his coworker and wife, Sarah. Jonathan is from the Great Lakes watershed growing up in St. Marys, Ohio (traditional Shawnee land). He has undergraduate degrees in History and Philosophy from Huntington University and completed a Masters at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in 2016.
That program included a six-month internship in Cape Town, South Africa with Ndifuna Ukwazi, an activist research organization that fights for more just land policies. Before attending Notre Dame, Jonathan was part of Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine project in Hebron/Al-Khalil, where he worked in solidarity with Palestinian communities to challenge unjust Israeli policies and the structures that uphold them. Today he continues his advocacy in the United States primarily through challenging Christian Zionist theology.
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Deal of the Century: Plan for Peace or Catastrophe?
March 15, 2020 6:30 PM, Mounds View Community Center
5394 Edgewood Drive across the street from the Mounds View City Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the web page at pijp.org
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.