Below are CJPME's most recent Factsheets. See complete list of all of CJPME's Factsheets


Mutual Recognition between Israel and Palestine

CJPME Factsheet 13, published March, 2006: This Factsheet provides information on both Hamas and Israel's stances on acknowledging the existence of both Israel and Palestine. The International Community is aware that Hamas is ideologically opposed to the existence of Israel but very few speak about Israel's ideological opposition to the state of Palestine. The Factsheet delves into the double standard wherein Israel is consistently recognised by the international community and Palestinians while Palestine goes unrecognised and Israeli leaders go unpunished for their reluctance to acknowledge Palestine. It also looks at how Israel's continuous, illegal expansion plays into Hamas'  reluctance to acknowledge Israel. Continue reading


Hamas and the 2006 Palestinian Elections

CJPME Factsheet 12, published December, 2005: This Factsheet provides background information on Hamas--it's origins, it's platform and the reasons why it won the 2006 elections and how Western Governments should react to this victory Continue reading


Canada and the ICJ Decision on the Wall

CJPME Factsheet 11, published December, 2005: This Factsheet provides background on the International COurt of Justice's decision regarding Israel's Wall. It provides background information on the ICJ, the question posed to them and the ICJ's ultimate decision to call on Israel to dismantle the Wall and pay reparations to Palestinians. The Factsheet also describes Canada's inaction regarding the decision. Continue reading


Industrial Zones and Israel’s Colonial Strategy

CJPME Factsheet 10, published September, 2005: This Factsheet provides background information on Israel's Industrial Zones, how they relate to Israel Settlement Blocks and how they facilitate Israeli life in settlements. It also examines how West Bank Factories have increased pollution for Palestinians. Continue reading


Israeli Colonies and Israeli Colonial Expansion

CJPME Factsheet 9, published September, 2005: This Factsheet provides an overview of Israeli Colonies and Israeli Colonial Expansion highlighting that they function as a very deliberate way to seize control of Palestinian land and resources. The Factsheet also explains how colonies are an obstacle to peace but have not been adequately addressed by the international community. Continue reading


The “Right of Return” for Palestinians

CJPME Factsheet 8, published April, 2005: This Factsheet provides background information on the right of Palestinian Refugees to return to their homeland--a right Palestinians have based on International Law that is has been off the table in Peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis--and explains why this denies Palestinians their basic human rights. Continue reading


Demographics of Historic Palestine prior to 1948

CJPME Factsheet 7, published July, 2004: This Factsheet Provides demographic information of Historical Palestine prior to 1948 in an effort to tell the often erased story of Palestine's idigenous people. The Zionist Movement has long called Palestine “A land without a people, for a people without a land,” a slogan that galvanised Jews to move to Palestine and eventually led to the large-scale displacement of indigenous Palestinians. Continue reading


Terminology in the Middle East Conflict

CJPME Factsheet 6, published July, 2004: This Factsheet provides background on the politically charged terminology used when discussing Israel-Palestine from words CJPME suggest you use to the terms used by Israeli apologists to change the narrative. Continue reading


A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT

CJPME Factsheet 5, published June, 2004 provides an overview of the Middle East Conflict-- from the beginning of Zionism, the Partition Plan, and the Nakba to the current standstill in Peace Talks. Continue reading


House Demolitions and Structural Oppression of Palestinians

CJPME Factsheet 4, published April, 2004 provides an overview of Palestinian Home Demolitions, why they happen, what International Law says about them and what similar discrimination exists against Palestinians. Continue reading