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

Ayman Odeh: Rising Palestinian leader

CJPME Factsheet 198, published April, 2016: Ayman Odeh is a Palestinian-Israeli lawyer and member of Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset. In 2015, he was elected leader of the party Hadash, a leftist coalition party in Israel. Shortly afterwards, Hadash joined with several other “Arab” parties to form a new coalition party known as the “Joint List.” Odeh was subsequently elected as leader of the Joint List. This new coalition allowed Israel’s Palestinian minority to win unprecedented representation in Israel’s 2015 elections. This factsheet examines Odeh’s political career and explains why he’s a symbol of hope for Palestinians. Continue reading

Canada and the $15B Saudi Arms Deal

CJPME Factsheet 197, published April, 2016: 2016 began violently in Saudi Arabia.  The Kingdom began the year with the execution of 47 Shiites accused of “terrorism.”  Despite this violence directed specifically against a Saudi minority group, the Canadian government continued to defend its contract of $15 billion with the Saudis for the sale of armoured vehicles.  In the face of such dealings, Canadian human rights groups question the probity of Saudi-Canadian relations.   Continue reading

BDS: Informing the Parliamentary Debate

CJPME Factsheet 196, published February, 2016: On Feb. 22, Parliament passed a motion to condemn Canadian groups and individuals who promote the BDS movement.  This factsheet addresses misconceptions about the BDS movement that were apparent during the Parliamentary debate. Continue reading

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)

CJPME Factsheet 195, published May, 2015: In July 2005, 170 Palestinian civil society organizations issued a unified call to the international community to initiate boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) activities against Israel. This factsheet highlights the movement motivations and its repercussions on the Palestinian and Israeli. Continue reading

New Palestinian Political Party in Israel

CJPME Factsheet 194, published April, 2015: This Factsheet provides information on the newly-formed Palestinian political party, The Joint List, the party's views, their popularity in Israel and their relation to the Palestinian electorate. It also examines the place of Palestinians in Israeli politics and how the Party is viewed in the West Bank and Gaza Continue reading

Yemeni Civil War, 2015

CJPME Factsheet 193, published April 2015: This Factsheet provides an overview of the Yemeni Civil War, looking at the Arab Spring's impact on Yemen, the origins of the conflict, and the groups involved.  Continue reading

Islamophobia in Canada

CJPME Factsheet 192, published April, 2015: This factsheet talks about Islamophobia in Canada, addressing Islamophobia as promulgated by government institutions, as well as in society at large.   Continue reading

Bill C-51 and Implications for Canadian Freedoms

CJPME Factsheet 191, published March, 2015: This factsheet provides a summary analysis of the Harper government’s security bill C-51.  The factsheet talks about how the bill endangers Canadian privacy, as well as how certain groups could easily be inappropriately targeted through the legislation.  Continue reading

Gideon Levy : Israeli Journalist Activist

CJPME Factsheet 190, published October, 2014: Gideon Levy is a an internationally recognized human rights journalist working for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz.  This factsheets examines the life and reputation of Levy, as well as what makes him unique among Israeli journalists. Continue reading

Canada’s Military Trade with the Middle East

CJPME Factsheet 189, published October, 2014: This factsheet summarizes Canada’s military trade with countries in the Middle East, from the massive $15 billion deal signed with Saudi Arabia in 2013, to smaller earlier deals with other various countries.  This factsheet also explores the ethical questions related to Canada’s role as a supplier of military equipment in a volatile region. Continue reading