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


Historical Context of Israel-Palestine Conflict

Contrary to the myth that “Jews and Muslims have been at each other’s throats for thousands of years,” the Middle East’s Jews, Muslims and Christians lived in relative peace for millennia until well into the 20th century.  While it is often portrayed as a religious conflict, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is actually a political conflict. The origins of the conflict can be traced back to legacies of European anti-Semitism and foreign interference in the Middle East, which culminated in the dispossession of Palestinians by Israelis in 1948. Continue reading


Maps

Maps, like photographs, are capable of conveying a great deal of information in a single image – “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This collection of maps and satellite images illustrates certain key issues in Israel/Palestine.  Brief interpretations of each image are provided, as well as links to other CJPME resources for further information. Many of the prevailing narratives on key issues in Israel/Palestine do not correspond with the facts.  Well-designed maps can help convey those facts and demolish those myths in engaging and convincing ways. CJPME believes that these maps are amongst the best currently available to illustrate these issues. Continue reading


CJPME's Testimony to House Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Tuesday, November 7th, CJPME was invited by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to testify on Bill C-47, an Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty).  Below is CJPME's President Thomas Woodley's testimonial.   Continue reading


Bill C-47 and Canadian Accession to the Arms Trade Treaty - Civil Society Concerns and Recommendations

From the month of May to October 2017, CJPME worked with other Canadian disarmament groups to develop a critic of the government's bill C-47. This document is a joint submission by CJPME and it's civil society partners.  Continue reading


NDP Leadership Candidates Assessment

Over the past several months, CJPME has performed extensive research to assess the position of each NDP leadership candidate on the Middle East.  As part of this research, in June, CJPME worked with Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) to issue a questionnaire on Middle East issues to all of the candidates.  By mid-July, each of the candidates' campaigns had responded to this questionnaire.  The current document consolidates CJPME’s research through July 15, and assesses the possible direction of the NDP on the Middle East under the leadership of each of the different candidates. IJV is also conducting its own independent assessment, using slightly different assessment criteria.   Continue reading


The demands of the BDS movement are consistent with Canada’s foreign policy positions on these same issues, so why do some MPs condemn them?

CJPME Analysis, published February, 2016: This document lists the demands of the BDS movement and shows how they are consistent with Canada's foreign policy positions. 


2015 Elections Guide

CJPME is pleased to publish the complete elections guide analyzing the positions of Canada’s political parties. CJPME hopes that, by revealing what parties have said and done on key Middle East issues, Canadians will be better informed voters in the upcoming elections.  Continue reading


2015 Election Guide - Syrian Refugee Crisis

CJPME is pleased to publish the next of a 15 part election series analyzing the positions of Canada’s political parties. CJPME hopes that, by revealing what parties have said and done on key Middle East issues, Canadians will be better informed voters in the upcoming elections. Our next analysis studies each party’s position on the Syrian refugees crisis. Continue reading


2015 Election Guide - Civil War in Syria

CJPME is pleased to publish the next of a 15 part election series analyzing the positions of Canada’s political parties. CJPME hopes that, by revealing what parties have said and done on key Middle East issues, Canadians will be better informed voters in the upcoming elections. Our next analysis studies each party’s position on the Syrian civil war. Continue reading


2015 Election Guide - Conflict and Negotiations

CJPME is pleased to publish the next of a 15 part election series analyzing the positions of Canada’s political parties. CJPME hopes that, by revealing what parties have said and done on key Middle East issues, Canadians will be better informed voters in the upcoming elections. Our next analysis studies each party’s position on the Palestine-Israel conflict and the negotiation process. Continue reading