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

Boycott Campaign: Indigo Books & Music Inc.

CJPME Factsheet 238, created December 2023: This revised and updated factsheet explains why the Palestine solidarity movement in Canada has been calling for boycott of Indigo Books & Music Inc., since 2006. It outlines how the founder and CEO of Indigo Heather Reisman co-founded the HESEG Foundation for Lone Soldiers, which encourages foreigners to join the Israeli army and continue their studies in Israel. The factsheet also explores additional ties between HESEG and the Israeli military. Continue reading


Israel's extremist right-wing government

CJPME Factsheet 237, created August 2023: This factsheet introduces the right-wing extremist coalition parties of the Israeli government. It outlines their domestic policies, particularly the LGBTQ community in Israel and Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. The factsheet also explores their ideology on the issue of Palestinian self-determination and how Canada has responded to the extremist and racist policies of Israel's right-wing government.    Continue reading


Palestinians and the Right to Resist

Palestinians and the Right to Resist Factsheet Series No. 236, created: August 2023, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East   View factsheet in PDF format CJPME Factsheet 236, published August, 2023 provides arguments for Palestinians' “right to resist” according to international law. This factsheet gives an in-depth analysis as to why did the UN recognized this right, why the “right to resist” is recognized by international humanitarian law, and what limitations exist on this right.  The factsheet also explores how Palestinians resist Israeli occupation on an ongoing basis, and the ways in which Canada undermines Palestinians’ right to resist.  Continue reading


The Nakba

CJPME Factsheet No. 235, published May 2023: This factsheet outlines the Palestinian “Nakba,” or catastrophe, referring to the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine that started with the creation of Israel. It looks at the factors leading up to the Nakba, its ongoing consequences, and how it is commemorated today. Continue reading


Israeli Settler Terrorism

CJPME Factsheet No. 234, published April 2023: This factsheet explains the term "settler terrorism" and how it is enabled by the Israel state. It looks into the impact of settler terrorism on Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank. It also looks at Canada's response, or lack thereof, to Israeli policies that prop up settler terrorism. Lastly, it shows an increasing trend of acts of settler terror in the occupied West Bank in the past few years.  Continue reading


The Palestinian Authority’s Martyrs fund

CJPME Factsheet No. 233, published March 2023: This factsheet examines the Palestinian Authority's Martyrs Fund, a welfare program for Palestinian prisoners. It explains who benefits from the fund and the necessity of these funds for Palestinian families in the occupied territories. The factsheet also discusses criticism of the Martyrs Fund and the response from its supporters.  Continue reading


Pillsbury Ends Business in Israeli Settlements

CJPME Factsheet No. 231, published August 2022: This factsheet looks at the history of the successful boycott campaign against Pillsbury products. It explains how Pillsbury had been operating in the illegal Israeli settlements, outlines the goals of the boycott campaign, and explains the company's decision to divest in 2022.  Continue reading


The Blockade of Gaza

CJPME Factsheet No. 230, published August 2022: This factsheet explores the history and consequences of Israel's blockade on Gaza. It looks at the restrictions on the movement of people and trade, and considers whether the blockade is legal under international law.  Continue reading


Israel's System of Apartheid

CJPME Factsheet No. 229, published August 2022: This factsheet explores the claim that Israel is committing apartheid against Palestinians. It looks at the main organizations which have accused Israel of apartheid, reviews the claims that Israel is a democracy, and provides a few examples of apartheid in Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territories. Continue reading


ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Palestine

CJPME Factsheet No. 228, published July 2022: This factsheet provides an overview of the International Criminal Court (ICC)'s investigation of war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. It explains why the ICC decided to open an investigation, why it has proper jurisdiction in Palestine, and why an investigation is necessary. Continue reading