Rev. Alex Awad - Palestinian Memories: a palestinian christian perspective on the Arab-Israeli conflict - October 2013

CJPME is delighted to invite you hear Palestinian Christian leader and author Rev. Alex Awad Tuesday, Oct. 22 in downtown Montreal. Rev. Awad is Dean of Students at Bethlehem Bible College, Pastor of East Jerusalem Baptist Church, and Director of the Shepherd Society. He is also the author of Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People. In his book, Awad shares his family's struggle after his father is shot in 1948 in front of their home in East Jerusalem, and his mother's superhuman struggle to raise seven children on her own. Continue reading




Miko Peled - Beyond Zionism, Hope for peace in Palestine-Israel - Septembre 2013

Israeli-American peace activist Miko Peled, author of "The General's Son -- Journey of an Israeli in Palestine", gives a series of lectures hosted by CJPME in seven Canadian cities, September 30 to October 8. Peled, son of a prominent Israeli General and uncle of a suicide bombing victim, will discuss the arguments in favour of the “one-state” solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   Continue reading




Joseph Boyden, Nino Ricci, Wayson Choy, Terry Fallis, Lee Maracle and Kyo Maclear - Truer Words, a Benefit Reading for CJPME - September 2013

Six of Canada's top writers give a benefit reading for CJPME. The writers include: two-time Governor General 's Award winner Nino Ricci, Wayson Choy, Terry Fallis, Lee Maracle, Giller winner Joseph Boyden and Kyo Maclear. These six writers, along with Yann Martel, Michael Ondaatje, and Margaret Atwood, are among the over 100 Canadian authors who co-signed the Canadian Writers' Open Letter to Israeli and Canadian leaders this summer. Continue reading




"A Child's view From Gaza" Exhibition - May 2013

CJPME brings this heart-wrenchingly beautiful collection of drawings from Gaza to New Brunswick. The exhibition includes 26 drawings created by children in Gaza between with ages of 5 and 14 for the exhibition, following art therapy.




Miko Peled - Beyond zionism, a new paradigm for palestine/Israel - February 2013

Join us as Mr. Peled talks about his journey as the son of Israeli general Mattityahu Peled, an Israeli national hero, to extreme disillusionment with and opposition to Israel's occupation of the Palestinian Territories.




Robert Fisk - Arab awakening, but are we hearing the truth? - February 2013

Veteran Middle East journalist Robert Fisk has “seen it all” in his 30+ years of international journalism. Yet perhaps nothing could compare to the upheavals in the Middle East which began in 2011 – what some have termed the “Arab Spring.” Join us, as Fisk talks about his reporting from the epicentre of the tensions with his honest and insightful perspective.




Mustapha Barghouti - The struggle for freedom - December 2012

Join us as Dr. Barghouti discusses Palestinian political dynamics, and his perspectives on a just peace in Israel-Palestine. Dr. Barghouti's speaking tour will stop in three Canadian cities: Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Continue reading




Georges Sawa - Experiencing Arabia - November 2012

  Please join us for our fundraising dinner and concert, Experiencing Arabia, with traditional Arabic music featuring Canada's qanun virtuoso, Georges Sawa, and his chamber ensemble




Yves Engler - The ugly canadian: Stephen Harper's foreign policiy - October 2012

CJPME is delighted to be a national sponsor of Yves Engler's "The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy" tour this Fall. Mr. Engler is an emerging Canadian author who has written several books analyzing Canada's foreign policy in the Middle East. Continue reading




Ilan Pappé - The False Paradigm of Peace: Revisiting the Palestine Question - May 2012

Join us as CJPME hosts Dr. Ilan Pappé on tour in seven Canadian cities where he will talk about the reasons behind the decades of failed negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, and discuss what the future has in hold for the Palestinians as a people. Continue reading