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


Bill C-51 and Implications for Canadian Freedoms

CJPME Factsheet 191, published March, 2015: This factsheet provides a summary analysis of the Harper government’s security bill C-51.  The factsheet talks about how the bill endangers Canadian privacy, as well as how certain groups could easily be inappropriately targeted through the legislation.  Continue reading


Gideon Levy : Israeli Journalist Activist

CJPME Factsheet 190, published October, 2014: Gideon Levy is a an internationally recognized human rights journalist working for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz.  This factsheets examines the life and reputation of Levy, as well as what makes him unique among Israeli journalists. Continue reading


Canada’s Military Trade with the Middle East

CJPME Factsheet 189, published October, 2014: This factsheet summarizes Canada’s military trade with countries in the Middle East, from the massive $15 billion deal signed with Saudi Arabia in 2013, to smaller earlier deals with other various countries.  This factsheet also explores the ethical questions related to Canada’s role as a supplier of military equipment in a volatile region. Continue reading


The Thwarting of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

CJPME Factsheet 186, published September, 2014: This factsheet provides an overview of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, discussing its emergence and the popular support it enjoys.  The factsheet also provides an overview of its historical role in Egyptian society, and its current status. Continue reading


Hezbollah

CJPME Factsheet 185, published September, 2014: This factsheet provides an overview of Hezbollah: its emergence, its primary goals, and the source for its popular support in Lebanon. It also discusses how Hezbollah operates within Lebanon, and the services it provides.  Finally, this factsheet discusses the international disagreement over Hezbollah’s status. Continue reading


Hamas

CJPME Factsheet 186, published September, 2014: This factsheet provides an overview of Hamas: its emergence, its goals, and the source for its popular support.  It also discusses how Hamas operates within Palestinian society, and the services it provides.  Continue reading


Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

CJPME Factsheet 184, published September, 2014: This factsheet provides an overview of the so-called “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (ISIS): its emergence, its primary goals, and the source for its popular support in Iraq and Syria.  It also discusses its manner of funding and expanding its operations. Continue reading


Breakdown of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, 2014

CJPME Factsheet 188, published June, 2014: Despite months of hard work by US Sec. of State John Kerry, negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians slowly broke down through the spring of 2014.  This factsheet highlights the many reasons for the breakdown of talks, and the unimpressive response to developments by Canada’s Harper government.  Continue reading


Egypt’s Death Sentences Debacle

CJPME Factsheet 187, published June, 2014: In the months following the 2013 coup in Egypt, the new military-backed government of Al-Sisi begin a campaign of persecution against the Muslim Brotherhood.  One of the most upsetting elements of this campaign of persecution involved the sentencing of over 500 individuals to death in ridiculously unfair trials.  This factsheet summarizes this upsetting development. Continue reading


Historical Palestine’s Demography

CJPME Factsheet 182, published November, 2013: This factsheet provides a historical overview of the population of indigenous people in Palestine, with a focus from the Ottoman period until 1947.   Continue reading