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


CJPME Factsheet 186, published September, 2014: This factsheet provides an overview of Hamas: its emergence, its goals, and the source for its popular support.  It also discusses how Hamas operates within Palestinian society, and the services it provides.  Continue reading

The Thwarting of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

CJPME Factsheet 186, published September, 2014: This factsheet provides an overview of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, discussing its emergence and the popular support it enjoys.  The factsheet also provides an overview of its historical role in Egyptian society, and its current status. Continue reading

Egypt’s Death Sentences Debacle

CJPME Factsheet 187, published June, 2014: In the months following the 2013 coup in Egypt, the new military-backed government of Al-Sisi begin a campaign of persecution against the Muslim Brotherhood.  One of the most upsetting elements of this campaign of persecution involved the sentencing of over 500 individuals to death in ridiculously unfair trials.  This factsheet summarizes this upsetting development. Continue reading

Breakdown of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, 2014

CJPME Factsheet 188, published June, 2014: Despite months of hard work by US Sec. of State John Kerry, negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians slowly broke down through the spring of 2014.  This factsheet highlights the many reasons for the breakdown of talks, and the unimpressive response to developments by Canada’s Harper government.  Continue reading

Historical Palestine’s Demography

CJPME Factsheet 182, published November, 2013: This factsheet provides a historical overview of the population of indigenous people in Palestine, with a focus from the Ottoman period until 1947.   Continue reading

Egypt: Military Rule vs. Elected Government

CJPME Factsheet 180, published November, 2013: In the summer of 2013, the government of Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian Army.  This factsheet looks at the circumstances of the coup d'étât and the events leading up to it. Continue reading

Jewish Immigration to Historical Palestine

CJPME Factsheet 181, published November, 2013: This factsheet provides an overview of the major phases of Jewish immigration to Palestine, with particular emphasis on the effect of the Zionist movement, the immigration between the two world wars, and the immigration following the founding of the modern state of Israel.   Continue reading

The Bedouin of Israel and the Begin-Prawer Plan

CJPME Factsheet 177, published September, 2013: The Begin-Prawer Plan was a plan to forcibly displace Negev Bedouins, ostensibly for the promotion of the region’s economic development.  This factsheet examines the origins of Israel’s Bedouins, and the ominous implications of the Begin-Prawer Plan for this population. Continue reading

Gaza’s Fishing Industry

CJPME Factsheet 174, published July, 2013: This factsheet examines the importance of fishing to the economy and well-being of Gaza.  After a brief overview of the history of fishing in Gaza, this factsheet looks at the wide-reaching impact of Israel’s blockade on the fishing and people of Gaza. Continue reading

Jaffa Oranges: Pride and Propaganda

CJPME Factsheet 176, published July, 2013: While many think of the Jaffa orange as being an Israeli product, the Jaffa orange was a prized output of Palestinian farmers for generations before the state of Israel was founded.  This factsheet examines the history of the Jaffa orange, and the symbolic role it plays today. Continue reading