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


A Child's View from Gaza

CJPME Factsheet 144, published March, 2012: This factsheet provide context and background for an exhibition which CJPME tours entitled, “A Child's View from Gaza: An exhibition of children’s drawings from Gaza.”  The inspiration behind the exhibition, as well as the mechanics of the bringing together of the exhbition are described. Continue reading


Psychological Impact of War on Children in Gaza

CJPME Factsheet 149, published March, 2012: This factsheet lays out the devastating impact of war on children in Gaza, showing the degree to which Gaza children are exposed to war, and the psychological impact it has on them, both short-term and long-term. Continue reading


The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

CJPME Factsheet 142, published November, 2011: For several years, the Russell Tribunal – named after British philosopher Bertrand Russell – toured several countries to examine Israel’s violations of international law.  This factsheet explores the establishment of the tribunal, and provides an overview of its findings. Continue reading


Palestinian Bid for Statehood

CJPME Factsheet 124, published November, 2011: This factsheet provides an analysis of the possibilities, consequences and benefits of a Palestinian bid for UN membership. As a UN member state, Palestinians would be allowed to request the formal protections afforded to a country under the UN and under international law. Should Israel persists in occupying Palestinian land or blockading Gaza after an “independent Palestinian state” becomes a UN member, Israel will be violating the territorial integrity and sovereignty of a recognized UN member state. Ultimately, UN membership entails Palestinians would no longer suffer the indignity of being stateless. Continue reading


Palestine’s membership in UNESCO

CJPME Factsheet 141, published November, 2011: Palestine’s admittance into UNESCO was a significant event, with parties both supportive and standing in opposition.  This factsheets lays out the reasons why Palestine sought membership in UNESCO, as well as how the international community, including Canada, responded. Continue reading


The “Occupy Wall Street” Movement

CJPME Factsheet 138, published October, 2011: Occupy Wall Street, or simply the “Occupy” Movement was a movement which started in New York City and quickly spread.  This factsheets discusses the origins of the movement, and its critique of big money and manipulative and controlling international companies. Continue reading


Tunisian Elections, 2011

CJPME Factsheet 139, published October, 2011: This factsheet examines the significance of the Tunisian elections in 2011, coming out of the Arab Spring.  The elections came just months after a revolution sparked by several months of protests triggered by the self-immolition of a Tunisian merchant by the name of Mohamed Bouazizi. Continue reading


The Palmer Report on the Gaza Flotilla Incident

CJPME Factsheet 137, published September, 2011: This factsheet provides a summary analysis of the Palmer Report, a commission appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki‐moon to hold an inquiry over Israel’s attack on the Gaza Aid Flotilla in 2010. Continue reading


Impasse in Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

CJPME Factsheet 134, published August, 2011: This factsheet provides an overview of the numerous actions by Israel’s government that have prevented the resumption of negotiations with Palestinian officials. This factsheet also highlights Canada’s position on the impasse, as well as the Harper government’s failure to promote a symmetrical bilateral negotiation that ensures fairness to the weaker of the two parties, the Palestinians. Continue reading


Palestine 1930: The Passfield White Paper

CJPME Factsheet 135, published August, 2011: This factsheet examines the response to the Passfield White Paper, a historic British statement of policy on Palestine from 1930. The White Paper was critical of Zionist organizations for meddling in the governance of Palestine. Then British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald issued his own statement in order to appease mounting Zionist criticism, this document would be known to Arabs as the “Black Letter.” Continue reading