New Staff

Since the beginning of the year, CJPME has launched ambitious new programs to increase our impact. But nothing would have been happened without the involvement of some amazing new staff! Please take a moment to meet four new staff who have joined the team since the beginning of the year, and read how they are growing our impact!

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Jason Toney: Driver of our Media Accountability Project

In February, CJPME launched its Media Accountability Project (MAP) and Jason Toney, our Director of Media Advocacy, has been central to the initiative’s success. Each morning, Jason performs the monitoring of Canadian media, selects articles to respond to, and provides guidance to participating staff and volunteers. Jason brings years of editing and research experience to his role, and helps MAP contributors sharpen their critiques, and escalate to media oversight boards. Jason’s hard work and visionary leadership have enabled the MAP to have an amazing impact after just six months! Check out Jason’s bio on the CJPME Website to see all that he brings to this important work.


Dan Freeman-Maloy: Activist and Strategist

CJPME was thrilled to welcome Dan Freeman-Maloy to our team earlier this month. Dan earned his PhD at the University of Exeter under Ilan Pappé and brings a wealth of knowledge and activism experience to CJPME’s team. Dan is extremely versatile and will be involved in a variety of CJPME initiatives moving forward, especially involving our media, activism and research spheres. Dan’s positivity and energy are contagious, and his involvement with CJPME’s initiatives and campaigns moving forward will enable new angles and perspectives. See Dan’s full bio on the CJPME Website here.


Lynn Naji: Our behind-the-scenes Powerhouse

Lynn Naji is a fourth-year student at Concordia University studying economics and political science, while working part-time for CJPME as Office Manager. She may be new, but she’s already made a huge difference since she joined the team. While helping on the admin side, she also keeps all our platforms up-to-date – especially the MAP Website – posting the latest letters, alerts and impacts. She’s also very detail-oriented, and has helped us fix long-standing inconsistencies with our Websites and documentation. See Lynn’s bio on the CJPME Website to understand what drives this new Canadian from Lebanon.


Tayla Shair: CJPME Foundation Operations Manager

The CJPME Foundation is CJPME’s sister organization which focuses primarily on humanitarian work for Palestinians. Tayla joined the Foundation in March, having recently completed a degree in History from Concordia University. Tayla is of Jordanian-Palestinian background, and focused on topics of imperialism, US foreign policy and neocolonialism during her degree program. Tayla has helped keep the CJPME Foundation running smoothly since she started in February, and was instrumental in the success of the “Gaza Farm Aid” project which raised $120,000 for Gaza struggling farmers. See Tayla’s full bio on the CJPME Foundation Website here.

The impact of CJPME and the CJPME Foundation is being boosted tremendously by these remarkable new team members. CJPME is lucky to have such qualified and collegial staff to help advance CJPME’s work. Please join us in welcoming and thanking these individuals for their commitment to justice and human rights in Palestine and the Middle East.

Other Things Happening with CJPME and Palestine Solidarity in Canada

Are you a student?  CJPME is currently accepting applications for Student Grants for Palestine Solidarity work on campus for the 2023-2024 academic year. We will be giving 12 grants of either $250 or $500.  It takes no more than a few minutes to apply.  Learn more here, and apply here.

If you're in Toronto, it's not too late to get tickets for The Teacher, a new film by British-Palestinian filmmaker Farah Nabulsi which is showing at the Toronto International Film Festival.  While the Saturday, Sept. 9 screening is already sold out, there are still tickets available for the Monday, Sept. 11 screening.  Learn more about the film here.  And please also consider checking out the Toronto Palestinian Film Festival, Sept. 27 - Oct. 1.

Recent Podcasts with Palestinians in the news. Just today, we released a podcast entitled, "Resisting Apartheid in Masafer Yatta", with Palestinian journalist and activist Basel Adra, and Daniel Roth of the Centre for Jewish Nonviolence.  Last week, on the same podcast, we interviewed British solidarity leader Ben Jamal about efforts to oppose the UK's anti-boycott bill. Our “All Things Palestinian” podcast has also recently interviewed Palestinian-American muralist Chris Ghazaleh, Palestinian-American food blogger Heifa Odeh, and Palestinian theatrical chef Mirna Bamieh.  

Interested in opposing pro-Israel media accountable?  Support our Media Accountability Project (MAP) by becoming a “Media Responder.”   Our MAP monitors Canadian media on a daily basis, and pressures media to correct misleading and biased coverage.  See our many recent impacts here.

Live in Quebec?  Join our campaign demanding that Quebec leaders abandon their shameful plans to open a trade office in Tel Aviv.  Human rights groups assert that Israel practices apartheid; Quebec should not be promoting trade with an apartheid state!

Can you support our work?

If you believe in supporting students doing Palestine solidarity work, please consider making a gift of financial support to CJPME.  We'd love to provide even more support for students, but we depend entirely on private donations. Monthly donations are especially helpful, as they sustain our ongoing work and make it easier for us to strategize for the future. If you prefer, you may also donate over the phone (438-380-5410), or complete and mail in this form. Thank you!