BDS Victory: Pillsbury divests from Israel!

CJPME is delighted to announce that General Mills has divested from its Israeli subsidiary and will no longer be directly manufacturing Pillsbury products in the West Bank. This news follows years of international campaigning led by the US-based American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and strongly supported in Canada by CJPME. Thanks and congratulations to all of our Canadian supporters who signed up for our "Boycott Pillsbury" sticky notes last year. Your participation shows that we can all make a difference! Continue reading




New book explores Palestine activism in Canada with contributions from the CJPME team!

June 1, 2022 This week, CJPME is very excited for the launch of a new book titled Advocating for Palestine in Canada! Featuring contributions from the CJPME team, this first-of-its-kind book brings together activists and scholars to talk about the challenges of Palestine activism in Canada. CJPME is proud to be part of it! Continue reading




Meet the recipient of CJPME's 2022 Undergraduate Fellowship!

CJPME is thrilled to announce that Ms. Malak El-Batroukh is the recipient of CJPME's 2022 Undergraduate Fellowship. CJPME is granting this award because of Ms. El-Batroukh impressive academic work exploring ways to engage Palestinian diaspora youth in Canada. The fellowship comes with a $1000 grant that Ms. El-Batroukh can use to support her ongoing efforts in this project. Continue reading




CJPME ramps up advocacy with registered lobbyist status!

March 24, 2022 We are super pleased to announce that, because of CJPME's ongoing commitment to advocacy for human rights in the Middle East, we were recently certified as a registered lobbyist in Canada. To our knowledge, CJPME is the first registered lobbyist focused specifically on Palestinian human rights in Canada's history! Continue reading




Could Canada punish Israel the way it is punishing Russia?

Over the past three weeks, CJPME has witnessed Canada’s prompt and forceful response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, clearly demonstrating its opposition through both words and actions. Canada's willingness to take these steps against Russia within days, and its refusal to take such steps against Israel after decades, is hypocritical. At the same time, this jarring contrast provides an opportunity for us to force a rethink and push politicians to be more consistent in their foreign policy. Continue reading




Addition of two new staff

March 30, 2022 CJPME is thrilled to announce the addition of two new staff to our team: Nur Watad, hired last month, is our new Director of Media, Campus and Community Engagement. Madeleine Moffatt, hired last May, is our new Operations Manager. Late last year, CJPME announced four critical projects that needed the financial support of our community. Two of them included a focus on youth and campus work: Mobilize and educate youth Support Palestine solidarity work on campuses Nur and Madeleine dramatically increase our capacity in these two program areas! Read about Nur and Madeleine below. Continue reading




2022 Four Critical Projects

Thanks to our grassroots strength, we had an amazing year in 2021 with many impactful projects. As we look ahead to 2022, there are four strategic ideas that we desperately need to implement. Can you take a look and consider helping out? Continue reading




Huge Accomplishments, but Big Challenges Still Remain

We’ve had an incredible year of accomplishments – see the details below – but the treadmill just turns faster. We've mobilized the public, pressured politicians, and challenged the media in hundreds of different ways, but we need to do more. We need to hire two new staff – a campaign coordinator, and a policy/media advocate – who will help defend human rights and challenge Israel’s impunity. Help us make these key hires by supporting us with a donation? Monthly donations are especially helpful, as they help us to budget and hire with greater certainty. But any donation makes a huge difference. We can also accept donations of stocks and securities. Help us make 2022 our most impactful year ever! With your support, we can, and must, do so much more to make a difference in Canada and the Middle East! Continue reading




CJPME Survey: Anti-Arab Racism a Disturbing Problem in Canada / Sondage de CJPMO : Le racisme anti-arabe est un sérieux problème au Canada

Today, CJPME released the sobering results of its national poll about Arabs and anti-Arab racism in Canada. The survey report, entitled, “Marginalized and Misunderstood: Survey on Attitudes on Arabs and Anti-Arab Racism in Canada” (in .pdf) was published this morning via a national press release. CJPME co-sponsored the survey with the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF), and the Arab Canadian Lawyers Association (ACLA.) Continue reading




See the photos: Canadians’ Emergency Aid to Gaza in May

This past May, when Israel started bombing Gaza, many of CJPME’s supporters contributed generously to the Gaza Emergency Aid Campaign. The campaign, launched by the CJPME Foundation, ultimately sent an AMAZING $62,000 to provide emergency food, medical kits, and medical supplies to help the Palestinians weather Israel’s assault! Continue reading