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


CJPME's Big Hairy Goals for 2021

In 2020, despite COVID, CJPME had some truly amazing accomplishments! And we want you to know that you – our supporters – share in our achievements, as everything we do depends on your support and participation! We’re pumped to make 2021 even a more impressive year, and wanted to share some of our plans with you. Below, we’ve listed our TEN BIG HAIRY GOALS for 2021. If you like what you see, please consider supporting our work financially. Monthly donations, even if a small amount, really help us to plan for the future. If you prefer to donate in person, feel free to give us a call at 438-380-5410, or print and mail us this form. Continue reading


CJPME's Accomplishments of 2020

2020 Updates and Accomplishments The work at CJPME is extremely hard. Short on staff, we often work evenings and weekends to get the job done. That’s how we’re able to accomplish so much! Here’s a sampling of the highlights from 2020: 68 Canadian MPs Sign CJPME’s Pledge to Oppose Israeli Annexation. When Israel announced plans to annex the Palestinian West Bank last spring, CJPME swung into action to mobilize a Canadian political response. Recruiting partners and endorsements, including the United Church of Canada, the Canadian Labour Congress, CUPE and dozens of others, CJPME appealed to politicians to sign a pledge to oppose Israel’s plan. In the end, almost 70 Canadian MPs from four different parties signed the pledge, which read (in part), “I call on the Canadian government to consider all reasonable diplomatic and economic options to stop annexation and prompt Israeli compliance with international law.” A big thanks to the over 8700 Canadians who sent an email calling their MPs to sign the pledge! Continue reading


Farewell from CJPME's Miranda Gallo

In a bittersweet moment for CJPME, we say farewell this week to Miranda Gallo, as she departs to earn a Master’s in International Law. Miranda started with CJPME as an intern in 2016, and then joined CJPME staff as Campaigns Coordinator in 2017. Miranda has done amazing work during her tenure at CJPME especially with her contribution to our campaigns, political advocacy and social media. Continue reading