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


Iranian Nuclear Program

CJPME Factsheet 165, published February, 2013: For years, Israel and the West have fretted about how to contain Iran’s potential nuclear ambitions.  This factsheet summarizes the threats – real and imagined – of Iran’s nuclear programs, and whether Israel’s and Canada’s worries are justified.  It also explores the legality of the Israel’s threat to pre-emptively destroy Iran’s nuclear installations. Continue reading


Discriminatory Legislation under Netanyahu

CJPME Factsheet 169, published February, 2013: Following the re-election of Israel’s Likud government, with Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister, a series of discriminatory bills were expected to be pursued in Israel.  This factsheet summarizes the most prominent and discriminatory of these laws and bills. Continue reading


Liberal Party: Historic Middle East Policy

CJPME Factsheet 164, published February, 2013: This factsheet provides a historical perspective on how Canada’s federal Liberal Party has reacted to key developments in the Middle East since the Second World War.  There is an emphasis on Liberal policy on Palestine-Israel, but the party’s reaction to other key events is also summarized. Continue reading


Miko Peled: Author & Activist

CJPME Factsheet 163, published January, 2013: This factsheet explores the interesting life and writings of Israeli- American activist and author Miko Peled.  The factsheet introduces Peled as the son and grandson of prominent Israelis, and describes his current opposition to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Continue reading


Protests in the Muslim world – September 2012

CJPME Factsheet 162, published January, 2013: This factsheet was published after the release of an amateur Islamophobic video, Innocence of Muslims, in September, 2012 led to violent demonstrations throughout the Muslim world.  The factsheet analyzes the movie and the reactions to it, both internationally, and in Canada.   Continue reading


Robert Fisk: International Journalist

CJPME Factsheet 160, published January, 2013: This factsheets reviews Robert Fisk’s impressive credentials as an author and journalist on the Middle East.  The factsheet also discusses the accusations against Fisk for being “pro-Assad” in that country’s expanding civil war. Continue reading


Bahrain: Rebellion and repression (2011-2012)

CJPME Factsheet 161, published December, 2012: Following the show of unity between thousands of Sunni and Shia in Bahrain in February, 2011, the Bahraini government began a crackdown on dissidents.  This factsheet reviews the facts of this oppressive crackdown since that time, and Canada’s responsibility to address the repression. Continue reading


The Situation of African migrants in Israel

CJPME Factsheet 159, published September, 2012: By mid-2012, about 60,000 African migrants had emigrated to Israel over the previous five years.  This factsheet looks at the Israeli government and society’s view of these migrants, and whether or not the handling of these migrants had respected international law. Continue reading


Illegal Israeli Colonies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

CJPME Factsheet 76, published September, 2012: This factsheet looks at the Israel’s colonies, often referred to as “settlements,” in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Colonies have long been one of the major obstacles to peace between Israel and the Palestinians, since successive Israeli governments have permitted the Jewish Israeli colonists to expropriate land and to create “facts on the ground” that would make the creation of a Palestinian state increasingly difficult. Continue reading


Israeli Colonization of East Jerusalem

CJPME Factsheet 78, published September, 2012: This factsheet looks at the status and significance of East Jerusalem. After the June 1967 war, Israel announced its intention to annex the 6.5 square kilometers of East Jerusalem, which was to be the capital of a future Palestinian state. To this day, the international community refuses to recognize Israel’s policy of annexation and colonization in East Jerusalem, which are not only illegal under international law, but also detrimental to negotiations. Continue reading