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


Resolution 242, Interpretation and Implications

CJPME Factsheet 20, published January, 2007: Resolution 242 was passed by the UN Security Council in November, 1967, following a war in June of 1967 between Israel and its neighbours.  During that war, Israel invaded and occupied Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula, territory held by or belonging to Egypt.  Israel also invaded and occupied the Golan Heights, territory belonging to Syria.  Finally, Israel also invaded and occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, territory controlled by Jordan at the time.  Since 1967, Israel has only relinquished the Sinai Penninsula, doing so in 1978 following a peace accord with Egypt. Continue reading


The Destruction of Lebanon (July-August 2006)

CJPME Factsheet 17, published October, 2006: This Factsheet provide an overview of the destruction in Lebanon in the Summer of 2006--how it began, why Israel was so aggressive and how expansion the destruction is. Continue reading


Israeli Cluster Bomb use in Lebanon (July-August 2006)

CJPME Factsheet 16, published October, 2006: This Factsheet provides basic information about cluster bombs and their use in Lebanon in 2006--their effect on civilians and their legality. Continue reading


The Impact of Changes to Aid on Palestine

CJPME Factsheet 15, published April, 2006: This Factsheet explains the implications of the cessation of Aid to Palestine from the Canadian Government.  It is important that Canadians understand 1) how such a position will impact Palestinians and 2) the damaging implications of this statement vis-à-vis Canadian policy and Canada’s role in the Middle East. Continue reading


Israeli Election Results and Middle East Peace

CJPME Factsheet 14, published April, 2006: This Factsheet provide background information on the Israeli election, the Kadima Party and its unilateral approach and the implications of this approach on the future of Israel-Palestine negotiations. Continue reading


Mutual Recognition between Israel and Palestine

CJPME Factsheet 13, published March, 2006: This Factsheet provides information on both Hamas and Israel's stances on acknowledging the existence of both Israel and Palestine. The International Community is aware that Hamas is ideologically opposed to the existence of Israel but very few speak about Israel's ideological opposition to the state of Palestine. The Factsheet delves into the double standard wherein Israel is consistently recognised by the international community and Palestinians while Palestine goes unrecognised and Israeli leaders go unpunished for their reluctance to acknowledge Palestine. It also looks at how Israel's continuous, illegal expansion plays into Hamas'  reluctance to acknowledge Israel. Continue reading


Hamas and the 2006 Palestinian Elections

CJPME Factsheet 12, published December, 2005: This Factsheet provides background information on Hamas--it's origins, it's platform and the reasons why it won the 2006 elections and how Western Governments should react to this victory Continue reading


Canada and the ICJ Decision on the Wall

CJPME Factsheet 11, published December, 2005: This Factsheet provides background on the International COurt of Justice's decision regarding Israel's Wall. It provides background information on the ICJ, the question posed to them and the ICJ's ultimate decision to call on Israel to dismantle the Wall and pay reparations to Palestinians. The Factsheet also describes Canada's inaction regarding the decision. Continue reading


Industrial Zones and Israel’s Colonial Strategy

CJPME Factsheet 10, published September, 2005: This Factsheet provides background information on Israel's Industrial Zones, how they relate to Israel Settlement Blocks and how they facilitate Israeli life in settlements. It also examines how West Bank Factories have increased pollution for Palestinians. Continue reading


Israeli Colonies and Israeli Colonial Expansion

CJPME Factsheet 9, published September, 2005: This Factsheet provides an overview of Israeli Colonies and Israeli Colonial Expansion highlighting that they function as a very deliberate way to seize control of Palestinian land and resources. The Factsheet also explains how colonies are an obstacle to peace but have not been adequately addressed by the international community. Continue reading