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


Egypt: Military Rule vs. Elected Government

CJPME Factsheet 180, published November, 2013: In the summer of 2013, the government of Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian Army.  This factsheet looks at the circumstances of the coup d'étât and the events leading up to it. Continue reading


Jewish Immigration to Historical Palestine

CJPME Factsheet 181, published November, 2013: This factsheet provides an overview of the major phases of Jewish immigration to Palestine, with particular emphasis on the effect of the Zionist movement, the immigration between the two world wars, and the immigration following the founding of the modern state of Israel.   Continue reading


The Bedouin of Israel and the Begin-Prawer Plan

CJPME Factsheet 177, published September, 2013: The Begin-Prawer Plan was a plan to forcibly displace Negev Bedouins, ostensibly for the promotion of the region’s economic development.  This factsheet examines the origins of Israel’s Bedouins, and the ominous implications of the Begin-Prawer Plan for this population. Continue reading


Gaza’s Fishing Industry

CJPME Factsheet 174, published July, 2013: This factsheet examines the importance of fishing to the economy and well-being of Gaza.  After a brief overview of the history of fishing in Gaza, this factsheet looks at the wide-reaching impact of Israel’s blockade on the fishing and people of Gaza. Continue reading


Jaffa Oranges: Pride and Propaganda

CJPME Factsheet 176, published July, 2013: While many think of the Jaffa orange as being an Israeli product, the Jaffa orange was a prized output of Palestinian farmers for generations before the state of Israel was founded.  This factsheet examines the history of the Jaffa orange, and the symbolic role it plays today. Continue reading


The 1947 UN Partition Plan for Palestine

CJPME Factsheet 173, published July, 2013: Given the violent and tumultuous events following the implementation of the UN’s 1947  Partition Plan, there is quite a bit of confusion as to the true nature of the Plan.  This factsheet looks at the motivation for the Plan, the intents of the Plan, and the response to the Plan of various actors. Continue reading


Israel and “Pinkwashing”

CJPME Factsheet 171, published June, 2013: This factsheet addresses the phenomenon of Israeli “pinkwashing”: the promotion of Israel’s gay-friendly culture as a cover for human rights violations against Palestinians.  The factsheet takes a closer look at true Israeli attitudes towards the LGBT community, and the different forms that pinkwashing takes.  Continue reading


Boycott Campaign – SodaStream international

CJPME Factsheet 172, published June, 2013: This factsheet looks at the Israeli company Sodastream, and the reasons it should be a target in the Boycott Israel campaign.  Notably, the factsheet looks at Sodastream’s business practices and installations in the light of international law to make a compelling case for a boycott Continue reading


Tawakkol Karman: Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Winner

CJPME Factsheet 170, published April, 2013: Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni political activist who, along with two female Liberian peace activists, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.  This factsheet looks at her life leading up to, and following the awarding of the peace prize.   Continue reading


Syrian Refugee Crisis

CJPME Factsheet 166, published March, 2013: After two years of civil war, the Syria refugee problem has become huge.  This factsheet provides the background context to the crisis, describes the overall numbers after two years, and identifies countries hosting the greatest numbers of refugees.  Finally, Canada’s parsimonious aid thus far is examined. Continue reading