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    Israel's Shameful "Greenwashing"

    From perpetuating the myth that Israel "made the desert bloom" to the JNF's erasure of Palestinian history, Israel uses "environmental" policy to hide its human rights abuses.
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    Video: Real Democracies don't Shoot Protesters

    Frustrated? Support Trudeau’s call for an independent investigation:http://cjpme.org/keep_your_promiseOr join the international boycott of Israel and sign up for free “Boycott Israel” sticky notes: http://cjpme.org/go_bds
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    2018 – Look at what we've accomplished together

    "There's nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man," said Sean Connery once.  We can't help but think of Connery's quote when we look at 2018, facing so many challenges from Trump's policies and our disappointing Canadian government.  But regardless, we continue fighting hard for human rights, both in the Middle East, and the related issues here in Canada.  Please take a look below and celebrate with us our accomplishments since January!
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    2017: Championing human rights in Canada

    Unless we look back once in a while, we forget how far we’ve come. This is the way we feel as we consider our huge strides forward in 2017. Please review our 2017 activities below, and celebrate our many accomplishments with us!  
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    CJPME: New UNRWA Funding Good, But More Action Needed

    Montreal, October 15th, 2018 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) applauds the Trudeau government’s decision to expand funding to the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). Last Friday, Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau announced that Canada will provide $50 million in multi-year funding to Palestinian refugees through UNRWA, as well as $12.5 million to Right to Play International. While CJPME believes this is a healthy step toward bridging a funding gap for Palestinian refugees, Canada must work seriously toward a long-term solution for Palestinian refugees.
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    CJPME Calls for an Honest Discussion of Canadian Policy on Israel

    Montreal, September 28, 2018 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is concerned about a double-standard around the Israel-Palestine conflict that seems all too common in Canadian politics.  Notably, many Canadian politicians seem foremost interested in vilifying individuals and organizations that criticize the Israeli government and its policies rather than having an honest debate about Canada-Israel relations.
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    Support CUPW Against B’nai Brith’s Smear Campaign

    Earlier this week, B’nai Brith Canada launched a smear campaign against the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), accusing the union of both supporting terrorism and aligning itself with “the path of violence and extremism.” This accusation comes amidst a CUPW decision to engage in a joint project with the Palestinian Postal Service Workers Union (PSWU), which B’nai Brith is smearing as a “pro-terrorist” organization.  But let’s be honest, the CUPW is under attack simply for showing solidarity with Palestinians.  
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    Email your thanks and support to the Argentine National Football Team

    In June 2018, the Argentine National Soccer team cancelled a soccer match in Jerusalem with Israel, given Israel's killing of 122 protesters in Gaza. The decision was led by soccer superstar Lionel Messi, with the support of his teammates and the Argentine Football Association. 
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    Israeli Greenwashing

    CJPME Factsheet, published August, 2018. This factsheet discusses how the Israeli government uses "greenwashing" by pretending to be environmentally-friendly in order to deflect attention from its human rights abuses against Palestinians. 
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    Saudi Arabia & Iran: A Regional Rivalry

    CJPME Factsheet, published June, 2018: This factsheet traces the development of the modern rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, while highlighting Saudi Arabia and Iran's geopolitical objectives. This factsheet also sheds light on the characteristics of the Saudi-Iranian "Cold War" in discussing the many proxy conflicts carried out between the two states. Finally, the factsheet discusses whether or not Canada has taken sides in the rivalry. 
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