Northfielders for Justice in Palestine / Israel

NJP News & Upcoming Events

Each year Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel usually concentrate on four types of events.  
These include:

Film series
Since 2009 NJP has offered a summer Film series. Each consists of three films on three consecutive Tuesday evening in the summer.  The programs have included  a mix of both feature and documentary movies

May 15 is the day each year when the Nakba is recalled. Arabic for “catastrophe,” the word refers to the 1948 mass exodus of Arabs, and the destruction of over four hundred Palestinain villages when the state of Israel was declared.   On or near the date, NJP holds a gathering in Northfield’s Bridge Square to read out the names of the destroyed villages.

Since 2007 NJP has sponsored or supported speakers and presentations by a range of visitors.  They
include: Iyad Burnat, Craig and Cindy Corrie, Mads Gilbert, Miko Peled, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Mitri Raheb, Allison Weir and Grant Smith.

Special Events
In the past these have included a Palestinian dinner, two Palestinian Fair, and theatrical presentations.
  For further details, see the Archive of Past Events.

During the Covid Pandemic of 2020 and into 2021, NJP naturally had to reduce our activities, but we remained active on Zo



    • October 18,2021
    • 7:00pm via zoom
    • To register:

Description to follow.


In April,  Rep. Betty McCollum introduced into the US House HR 2590:  Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.     From her website:  (This) legislation prohibits Israel from using US taxpayer dollars in the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem for:  the military detention, abuse, ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention’ to support the seizure and destruction of Palestinian property and homes in violation of international humanitarian law; or, to extend any assistance or support for Israel’s unilateral annexation of Palestinian territory in violation of international humanitarian law.  This bill has been endorsed by 70+ organizations.

Using one of the following links – or naother such link, please ask your US representative to co-sponsor this bill.Or to thank them for already co-sponsoring.

For more information on the bill:


Peacestock:  an introduction to NJP

NJP Members Speak Their Mind:  Why We Work for NJP

    • February 18, 2021
    • For more information:

Seven members of NJP will briefly describe how they became involved with Palestinian justice issues and with NJP, some highlights of their involvement, and how they respond to questions or concerns about their work. Fred Rogers will moderate this discussion and there will be opportunity for audience participation. We hope you will join us.

The event is free but registration is required.  Just click on the above link by Feb. 17th and give your first and last names and email address. You will then receive the invitation with the link to the event.

If you have questions or comments about this event, please send them to Ed Langerak:

Personal Stories of the Nakba (The Catastrophe)

    • Saturday, May 15, 2021
    • For more information: email NJP at

This is an original NJP-produced Zoom event featuring three Palestinians sharing their family stories of their lives during the Nakba in 1948 when 750,000 Palestinians were forced to flee from their homes and villages when Israel declared statehood. 

Since 2014 NJP has held a moving live Nakba ceremony on Bridge Square in Northfield near the May 15 Nakba anniversary date. Those attending have participated in marking the locations of 450 of the depopulated and destroyed villages on a large map as the name of each village was read.

If you have questions or comments about this event, please send them to Ed Langerak:

When a Minnesota Law Silences Us

    • Monday, May 24, 2021
    • For more information:

In 2017, Minnesota enacted laws that prohibit the state legislature and any state agency from doing business with a vendor that discriminates against Israel.  This law – and similar laws in other states – are in direct violation of the First Amendment and one’s right to freedom of speech.  

Come learn about these laws and the efforts to repeal them from Meera Shah of Palestine Legal ( and other local speakers.

Come learn about these laws and the efforts to repeal them from Meera Shah of Palestine Legal ( and other local speakers.

Co-hosted by: American Muslims for Palestine–MN, Jewish Voice for Peace–Twin Cities, MN BDS Community, Middle East Peace Now, MN Break the Bonds, MN Friends of Sabeel, Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel, Palestine Israel Justice Project, Palestine Legal, Women Against Military Madness


Gaza Still Alive: a discussion with Q&A

    • June 22, 2021
    • For more information:

Gaza Still Alive, a documentary featuring journalist Harry Fear, reveals the mental health catastrophe among Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza Strip, after a decade of isolation from the world and amid ongoing war trauma.  This is the story of Gazans’ immense invisible suffering, through the eyes of ordinary civilians and the psychologists tasked with supporting them against all odds.

The discussion will be led by Deya’ Leonard Dressner of the Leonard Education Oppportunity. ( The Leonard Education Organizations (LE.O) supports under-resourced and underserved Palestinians — from Gaza, the West Bank, refugee camps — seeking higher education in the US and countries abroad.

For those who want to watch the film on their own:

Formed in 2007, Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel is an ecumenical group of community members who organize local events to educate and advocatefor justice and peace in Palestine/Israel.

For more information about NJP, write
to info@njpmn.or

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