CJPME in the Media


Canadians use the term ‘apartheid’ the most to describe IsraelMiddle East Monitor, September 7, 2023
More Canadians view Israel as an apartheid state than a vibrant democracy, Michael Arria, Mondoweiss, September 6, 2023
Film, review omit mention of Palestinians, Mohamed Khalef, Chronicle-Journal, August 29, 2023
Israel can't be considered a democracy, Mohamed Khalef, Whitehorse Daily Star, August 21, 2023
Quebec government embraces Israeli apartheid, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, August 14, 2023
CJPME interviewed on CTV National News, Israeli forces push into Jenin, July 3, 2023 
Readers write: June 30, 2023 issue, Jason Toney, Canadian Mennonite, June 30, 2023
National group opposes antisemitism definition chosen by Yukon government, CJPME's Michael Bueckert interviewed on Midday Cafe with Leonard Linklater, CBC Radio Yukon, June 6, 2023
Opinion: Honest Reporting Canada 'tramples on the truth', Jason Toney, Prince George Citizen, June 4, 2023
Waging A New Battle Against The Israel Lobby For Canadian Media, Ghida Mawlawi and Thomas Woodley, The Maple, May 2, 2023
Anti-Israel actions and anti-Semitism are not the same thing, Ghida Mawlawi, Thompson Citizen, April 28, 2023
CJPME interviewed on Global National, International community criticizes Israel after police violently raid Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, April 5, 2023
CJPME’s statement included in CP24 coverage of Hamilton Centre by-election result, CP24, March 16 and 17, 2023
CJPME’s Media Advocacy Project mentioned on Canadaland Short Cuts Episode 867, Canadaland, March 16, 2023
NDP candidate Sarah Jama wins provincial Hamilton Centre byelection, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star (print and syndicated), March 16, 2023

NDP candidate at centre of Israel controversy apologizes for ‘poor choice of words’, Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star, March 16, 2023

Ontario by-election stirs controversy as provincial NDP look to hold Hamilton seat, Laura Stone, Globe and Mail (print), March 15, 2023

When “Multicultural Day” targets some cultures for rejection, Thomas Woodley, rabble, March 10, 2023

Letter: Recent Gynne Dyer column about Middle East prompts rebuttal, Reem Majid, Saltwire, March 8, 2023

Letter: ‘A clear example of anti-Palestinian racism’, Michael Bueckert, National Post, March 8, 2023

Advocacy group criticizes 3 senators for meeting with right-wing politician in Israel, Dylan Robertson, Canadian Press (published in CBC and many outlets), March 3, 2023

CJPME mentioned on Midi info avec Alexandre Duval, Radio Canada, March 2, 2023

CJPME asks for inclusion of Palestinian perspective, Liz Braun, Toronto Sun, February 28, 2023

Organismo canadiense pide a Ottawa condenar la masacre israelí en Nablus (Spanish), Radio Canada International, February 23, 2023

Letter: Disservice to Jews and Palestinians, Thomas Woodley, Richmond News, February 23, 2023

Palestinian Students Denounce President’s Trip to Israel, Maria Cholakova & Zachary Fortier, The Link, February 21, 2023

Israel’s Ambassador to Canada Resigns Over “Different” Policy in Israel, Candice Bodnaruk, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, February 20, 2023

Canadian Officials Acknowledged Israel’s Forced Closure of Palestinian Infrastructure Violated Rights, Alex Cosh, The Maple, February 16, 2023

Richmond council approves racism definitions, including controversial anti-Semitism definition, Maria Rantanen, Richmond News, February 10, 2023

Nix IHRA antisemitism definition mandate for heritage grants, civil society groups tell feds, Jeremy Appel, The Orchard, February 8, 2023

International law doesn’t support letter’s claims: CJPME, Michael Bueckert, Hill Times, February 1, 2023

Quebecers’ savings fueling apartheid, Thomas Woodley, rabble.ca, January 31, 2023

Canada’s Response to Israel’s Far-Right Government Is Disgraceful, but It’s Nothing New, Alex Cosh, Jacobin Magazine, January 30, 2023

Revealed: BMO bankrolled Israeli weapons maker with a $90M loan, Emma Paling, The Breach, January 27, 2023

Letters: Nakba Not Mentioned, Michael Bueckert, National Post, January 22, 2023

Diplomats Warned About Israeli Politician Who Provoked Violence. Then Trudeau Welcomed His Government, Alex Cosh, The Maple, January 19, 2023

Relaunched parliamentary group seeks to work for ‘undivided Jerusalem’ as Israel’s capital, Neil Moss, Hill Times, January 18, 2023

Canada Welcomes Israel's New Government Despite Internal Warnings of Far-Right Extremism, Alex Cosh, The Maple, January 4, 2023


Canada sanctions dozens in Russia, Iran, Myanmar ahead of global Human Rights Day, Dylan Robertson, Canadian Press (many outlets), December 9, 2022

Innocent blood, misleading journalist, Thomas Woodley, rabble.ca, December 9, 2022

Canadian Conservatives meet with far-right Israeli property developer who has advocated violence against Palestinians, Mitchell Thompson, Ricochet, December 6, 2022

School board must apologize to Palestinian-Canadians, Thomas Woodley and Fareed Khan, rabble.ca, November 28, 2022 (in .pdf format)

75 years later: When will Canada stand up for Palestinian rights?, Clare Mian, Monitor (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), November/December 2022 (in .pdf format)

Podcast: Why Canada ignored a report on Israel's system of apartheid w/Michael Bueckert, North Untapped (The Maple), November 25, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Why the definition of antisemitism has become such a polarizing issue, Shree Paradkar, Toronto Star, November 18, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Public school board under fire for “Free Palestine” remark in new dress code, Rebecca Chouinard, London News Today (Blackburn News), November 18, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Twitter: Pressure groups call on Musk to adopt IHRA antisemitism definition, Middle East Eye, November 17, 2022

The Shift: Israel won't cooperate with Shireen Abu Akleh probe, Mondoweiss, November 17, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Parliamentary Human Rights Report Excludes Mention of Shireen Abu Akleh, The Maple, November 16, 2022 (in .pdf format)

School board admits mistake using 'Free Palestine' as example of violence in dress code, Isha Bhargava, CBC News, November 16, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Pro-Palestine groups want to Calgary to drop Green Line contractor, Jeremy Appel, The Orchard, October 6, 2022  (in .pdf format)

Canadian corporation abets Israel's war crimes with public funds, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada, October 5, 2022  (in .pdf format

Diplomatic Push between Morocco and Israel does not represent "peace": BueckertThe Hill Times, October 3, 2022 

New Research Reveals Canadian UN Diplomats Uncomfortable With Our Consistent Anti-Palestinian Voting Record, Canada Talks Israel Palestine, September 22, 2022  (in .pdf format) 

Chile Refuses Israeli Ambassador Over Murder of Palestinian Teen, Brett Wilkins & Common Dreams, Truthout, September 17, 2022  (in .pdf format) 

Un adolescent Palestinian tué - entrevue avec Thomas WoodleyTvaNouvelles, September 17, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Official's Warned Canada's Pro-Israel Voting Record Not Based on 'Merit': Report, Alex Cosh, The Maple, September 8, 2022 (in .pdf format

Where's Canada as Israel escalates attacks on Palestine NGOs?, Canadian for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, Canadian Dimension, August 24, 2022 (in .pdf format

McGill Palestinian Solidarity Advocates Warn Lawsuit Punishes Anti-Colonial Activism, Taylor C. Noakes, The Maple, August 23, 2022  (in .pdf format

Canada's response to Israel's latest attack on Gaza with Michael Bueckert, Dave Reed, Mondoweiss, August 19, 2022  (in .pdf format

Advocating for Palestine in Canada: MEMO in conversation with Michael BueckertMiddle East Monitor, August 3, 2022 (in .pdf format) 

Canadian Diplomats Flagged Israel’s Poor Record of Investigating Attacks on Journalists After Reporter’s Death, Alex Cosh, The Maple, July 5, 2022 (in .pdf format

Canadian Officials Monitored U.S., U.K. and EU Statements Before Responding to Israel’s Killing of Journalist, Alex Cosh, The Maple, July 7, 2022 (in .pdf format

Canada's Special Envoy Irwin Cotler cancels keynote speech at Israeli colonial settlement, Wafa Palestine News & Info Agency, June 24, 2022

Canadian “Special Envoy” to give keynote address at settlement university, Yves Engler, Mondoweiss, June 23, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Canadian arms sales role again in 2021, Owen Schalk, Canadian Dimension, June 22, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Canada’s arms exports to Israel skyrocket, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada, June 10, 2022 (in .pdf format

Big Thief cancel Israel concerts following backlash, Michael Arria, Mondoweiss, June 9, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Canada rules Israeli settlement wine labels violate law, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada, June 2, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Canada votes against health care for Palestinians at the World Health Assembly, Owen Schalk, Canadian Dimension, May 31, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Backbench Liberals shift from government in push for tougher response to Israel, Neil Moss, Hill Times, May 18, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Canadian ruling on West Bank wine labels leaves door open for ‘clarifying information’, Ron Csillag, Canadian Jewish News, May 17, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Israel Killed Another Journalist. Canadian Politicians Refuse to Name The Perpetrator, The Maple, May 12, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Israel’s killing of Al Jazeera journalist demands international investigation, CJPME, Canadian Dimension, May 12, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Podcast Ep 56: Canada’s arms exports to Israel, Electronic Intifada, May 2, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Canada accused of 'arming apartheid' in new campaign to stop arms sales to IsraelMiddle East Monitor, April 22 (in .pdf format)

Canada’s arms exports to Israel at a 30-year high, CJPME, Canadian Dimension, April 13, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Report: Canada’s weapons exports to Israel are at a 30-year high, Michael Arria, Mondoweiss, April 13, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Mission failed: How Israel’s anti-BDS app went belly-up, Natasha Roth-Rowland, +972 Magazine, April 25, 2022 (in .pdf format)

‘Apartheid’ chorus grows — 60 percent of Middle East scholars reach that conclusion, Mondoweiss, April 25, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Harris serves wine made in West Bank settlement at Passover Seder, Yaron Steinbuch, NYPost, April 18, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Wine from settlement at VP Harris’s Seder sparks political controversy, Tovah Lazaroff, Jerusalem Post, April 17, 2022 

As the Charter turns 40, human rights groups say it hasn't achieved 'full potential', Canadian Press, April 14, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Montreal students threatened with funding cut for backing BDS, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada, April 15, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Students at McGill, UofT, UBC Pass Pro-Palestine Policies, Abigail Popple, McGill Daily, April 4, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Canadian Jewish Group Launches Campaign Against Israeli Apartheid, The Maple, March 22, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Anti-racism groups say Canadian government must do more to address systemic issues, Canadian Press, March 21, 2022

What we should expect from wartime reporting, Thomas Woodley, rabble.ca, March 14, 2022 (in .pdf format

'It's absurd': Debate over cancelled performance by Russian piano prodigy in Montreal, Selena Ross, CTV News Montreal, March 10, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Canada's elite McGill University threatens to 'cut student society funding' over pro-Palestine BDS voteNew Arab, March 28, 2022 (in .pdf format)

University of Toronto withholding $10,918 earmarked for the BDS caucus in a graduate student union, Lila Sarick, Canadian Jewish News, March 8, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Are Ukraine’s refugees different than those from Syria, Afghanistan or Palestine?, Thomas Woodley, rabble.ca, March 7, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Canada Refers Allegations of Russian War Crimes to International Court, The Maple, March 2, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Jarring double-standard in Canada’s response to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Thomas Woodley, rabble.ca, February 28, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Palestinian Mother Issues Challenge to Canadian Government, Candice Bodnaruk, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, February 20, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Task Force explores options to ban trade with Illegal Israeli settlements, WAFA News Agency, February 4, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Arms exports to UAE may be fuelling Yemen war, newly-released records show, Jon Horler, Ricochet, February 3, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Here’s What Amnesty International’s Report Calling Out Israeli Apartheid Means for Canada, The Maple, February 3, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Amnesty report on Israeli apartheid demands debate on Canada’s role, Michael Bueckert, Canadian Dimension, February 2, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Now that Amnesty has applied the apartheid label to Israel, it’s time for Canada to act, Thomas Woodley, rabble.ca, February 1, 2022 (in .pdf format)

Pushback to Canada’s Contract with Elbit, Candice Bodnaruk, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, January 10, 2022 


Major Canadian academic group rejects Israel lobby’s anti-Semitism definition, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada, December 1, 2021 (in .pdf format)

The changing role of Palestine in Canadian politics, Mondoweiss Podcast, September 9, 2021 (in .pdf format)

Coalition Urges Voters to Consider Human Rights for Palestinians in Upcoming VoteCanada Talks Israel-Palestine, August 24, 2021 (in .pdf format)

Canadian Relief Agency Refused Emergency Medical Support Donation for Palestine, Azeezah Kanji, Truthout, August 13, 2021 (in .pdf format)

Canada Has Become A Rogue State On Israeli Apartheid, Michael Bueckert, Passage, June 30, 2021 (in .pdf format)

The many forms of solidarity with the Palestinian peopleTalking Radical Radio, June 29, 2021 (in .pdf format)

Labour Congress endorses embargo on arms sales to Israel; boycott on goods from the settlements, Steve Arnold, Canadian Jewish News, June 22, 2021 

Green Party Exodus: Israel and anti-Semitism played role in key departures, Ron Csillag, The Canadian Jewish News, June 11 2021

Violence in Gaza and Israel has left behind a changed political landscape in Canada, Evan Dyer, CBC News, May 29 2021 (in .pdf format)

The bloodied hands of the Canada-Israel drone warfare relationship, Matthew Behrens, Rabble, May 28 2021 (in .pdf format)

This is the decades-long history behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Veronica Appia, May 26 2021

Anti-Maskers Are Co-Opting Palestinian Protests, Claiming Their Plight Is Similar, Mack Lamoureux, Vice, May 20 2021 (in .pdf format)

Trudeau calls for ceasefire and pledges to work with international community to de-escalate Israel-Hamas conflict, Janice Dickson and Leila El Shennawy, Globe and Mail, May 18 2021 (in .pdf format)

'Very disappointed with Canada's response': Palestine-Israel turmoil exposes Canada's 'empty both sides approach,' expert says, Sakeina Syed, Yahoo News, May 18, 2021 (in .pdf format)

Jagmeet Singh calls for ending Canadian arms sales to Israel, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada, May 13, 2021 (in .pdf format)

CTV News Montreal at 11:30 for Monday, May 10, 2021. (Segment on Montreal rally for Palestinians in Jerusalem and against evictions in Sheikh Jarrah).

Politically sensitive ‘Made in Israel’ wine-labelling case sent back to food agency, Colin Perkel, Canadian Press (picked up by many outlets), May 7, 2021 (in .pdf format)

Canada reviewing HRW Israel report; others heap scorn, Ron Csillag, Canadian Jewish News, April 28, 2021

University of Toronto faces revolt over meddling by pro-Israel donor, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada, April 23, 2021

Canada’s NDP votes to end arms trade with Israel, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada, April 13, 2021

Canada’s New Democratic Party passes motion to sanction Israel, Michael Arria, Mondoweiss, April 12, 2021

2021 NDP convention day two: Party takes a historic step on Palestine, Christo Aivalis, Canadian Dimension, April 10, 2021

Pro-Palestinian groups urge Canada to cancel purchase of Israeli drone, Umar A Farooq, Middle East Eye, March 17, 2021

Canadian NGO calls on Ottawa to cancel purchase of Israeli drone, Levon Sevunts, Radio Canada International, February 16, 2021

Justin Trudeau buys drones “tested” on Palestinians, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, February 11, 2021

Canada: A human rights organization calls on the government not to buy drones from Israel, Al Jazeera (Arabic), January 30, 2021

Remembering the Québec City mosque attack: Islamophobia and Canada’s national amnesia, Jasmine Zine, The Conversation, January 29, 2021

Toutes les questions sont-elles bonnes à poser?, Christian Noël, Radio Canada, January 15, 2021

Le Bloc sommé de s’excuser pour ses allégations au sujet du ministre AlghabraHélène Buzzetti, Le Devoir, January 15, 2021

NDP MP’s post on Israeli vaccinations in West Bank sparks social media dust-up, Canadian Press (picked up by many outlets), January 4, 2021


Yes, the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism is intended to censor political expression, Michael Bueckert, Canadian Dimension, December 31, 2020

Canada Announces More Funding for UNRWA, Ron Csillag, Canadian Jewish Record, December 22, 2020

Critics Worry Ontario Anti-Semitism Definition Will Stifle Criticism of Israel, Jack Hauen, QP Briefing, Oct 27, 2020

Ontario Endorses IHRA Definition of Antisemitism: Jewish Groups Approve; Others are Upset, Canadian Jewish Record, Oct 27, 2020

Criticizing Israel isn't anti-Semitic, say 80 percent of Canadians, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada, Oct 15, 2020 

Annamie Paul's byelection defeat marks a crossroads for Green Party, Paris Marx, CBC Opinion, Oct 2, 2020

Canadians Overwhelmingly Want Israel Investigated For War Crimes, Michael Bueckert, Passage, Sept 28, 2020

New Poll: 84% of Canadians Want ICC Investigation into Israeli War CrimesPalestine Chronicle, Sept 18, 2020

84% of Canadians want ICC probe into Israel war crimes, Middle East Monitor, Sept 18, 2020

84 percent of Canadians want war crimes probe into Israel, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada, Sept 17, 2020

84% of Canadians think the ICC should investigate Israeli officials over alleged war crimes, Michael Arria, Mondoweiss, Sept 16, 2020 

Conflit israélo-palestinien: les médias jettent par-dessus bord les règles élémentaires d'impartialité et d'équité, Michel Seymour, Ricochet, September 9, 2020

Canada is wrong to welcome the UAE-Israel deal, Michael Bueckert, Canadian Dimension, Sept 9, 2020

National Survey Explores Canadian Views on Israel, Candice Bodnaruk, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Oct 2020

Canadians Opposed to Annexation, Poll Suggests, Ron Csillag, Canadian Jewish Record, June 26, 2020

Dozens of MPs join pledge demanding strong opposition to West Bank annexation, Tom Ross, 660 News, July 17, 2020

Canadian lawmakers urge sanctions over Israeli annexation plans, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, July 7, 2020

Trudeau’s response to Israeli annexation is already failing, Michael Bueckert, Ricochet, June 22, 2020

Majority of Canadians want their government to oppose annexation, almost half want sanctions on Israel, Michael Arria, Mondoweiss, June 18, 2020

Canada's attacks on free speech may have cost it a seat on the Security Council, Candice Bodnaruk, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, August-September 2020

With annexation looming, Canada’s UNSC upset is bad news for Israel, US, Tovah Lazaroff, Jerusalem Post, June 20, 2020

Selon un sondage, les Canadiens veulent du Canada plus de fermeté envers Israël, Stéphane Parent, Radio Canada International, 18 juin 2020

Canada must learn from its UN Security Council defeat, Thomas Woodley, Rabble, June 18, 2020

Canada loses its bid for seat on UN Security Council, Kathleen Harris, CBC, June 17, 2020

Céline Dion urged not to perform in Israel by Canadian advocacy group, Rachel Lau, CTV Montreal, Feb 19, 2020


Canada again votes at UN to back Palestinian self-determination, Melissa Kent, CBC, Dec 18, 2019

New foreign affairs minister Champagne faces uphill battle in Canada's bid for UN Security Council seat, Jesse Synder, National Post, Nov 21, 2019

Canada reverses UN stance on Palestinians in break with U.S. over settlements, Evan Dyer, CBC, Nov 19, 2019

The Liberal Government's Troubled Relationship With The 'Rule Of Law', Thomas Woodley, Huffington Post blog, March 3, 2019

Canada Can't Wait Any Longer To Advance Fight To End Islamophobia, Thomas Woodley, Huffington Post blog, March 18, 2019

Liberals Lack The Political Will To Truly Push A Feminist Foreign Policy, Thomas Woodley, Huffington Post blog, March 3, 2019


London, Ont., physician Tarek Loubani shot in leg near Gaza border, Paula Duhatschek, CBC, May 15, 2018

Don't Expect Canadian Heritage's Flawed Racism Consultation To Find Answers, Thomas Woodley, Huffington Post blog, Oct 29, 2018

Muslims Shouldn't Have To Wait For Government Action On Islamophobia, Thomas Woodley, Huffington Post blog, March 27, 2018

When Will Canadians Get The Anti-Islamophobia Measures They Want?, Miranda Gallo, Huffington Post blog, Feb 7, 2018

Canadians less tolerant of Muslims than other religions: survey, Global News, Feb 6, 2018


EKOS Poll: Canada should support Israeli sanctions, not demonize them, Murray Dobbin, Canadian Dimension, April 5, 2017

66% of Canadians say sanctions on Israel would be ‘reasonable’: poll, Rahul Kalvapalle, Global News, March 4, 2017

Poll: Canadians supportive of boycott and sanctions against Israel, Derrick O'Keefe, Ricochet, March 2, 2017

Canadians don’t share Justin Trudeau’s pro-Israel stance — poll, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, Feb 21, 2017

Pro-Israel Government Policies Don't Speak For Most Canadians, Thomas Woodley, Huffington Post blog, Feb 17, 2017

Canada Must Do More Than Just Throw Money At Palestinian Refugees, Thomas Woodley, Huffington Post blog, August 18, 2017

Flip-Flop On West Bank Wines Decision Betrays Canadian Consumers, Thomas Woodley, Huffington Post blog, July 14, 2017

What Is It About Direct Flights To Beirut That Scares Trudeau?, Thomas Woodley, Huffington Post blog, July 11, 2017


Canada's Palestinian Refugee Aid Is Essential For Middle East Peace, Thomas Woodley, Huffington Post blog, November 22, 2016

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