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



CJPME Factsheet 185, published September, 2014: This factsheet provides an overview of Hezbollah: its emergence, its primary goals, and the source for its popular support in Lebanon. It also discusses how Hezbollah operates within Lebanon, and the services it provides.  Finally, this factsheet discusses the international disagreement over Hezbollah’s 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


The 1947 UN Partition Plan for Palestine

CJPME Factsheet 173, published July, 2013: Given the violent and tumultuous events following the implementation of the UN’s 1947  Partition Plan, there is quite a bit of confusion as to the true nature of the Plan.  This factsheet looks at the motivation for the Plan, the intents of the Plan, and the response to the Plan of various actors. 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