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

“Settlement” products and companies to boycott

CJPME Factsheet 157, published August, 2012: This factsheet discusses the way in which Israeli Jewish-only colonies (a.k.a. “settlements”) impede progress toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians.  The factsheet then outlines why and how “settlement” industries can be boycotted in Canada. Continue reading


Mainstream public opposition to Israeli “settlements”

CJPME Factsheet 158, published August, 2012: This factsheet looks at the growing international opposition to Israeli colonies (a.k.a. “settlements”), and how such opposition manifests itself in Western society.  This factsheet puts a focus on Western perceptions, and Canadian and US popular opposition to Israeli colonies. Continue reading


Christians in Palestine

CJPME Factsheet 156, published July, 2012: Christians have been present in Palestine-Israel since the founding of the religion.  Nevertheless their numbers are dwindling for a number of reasons, most notably the systemic discrimination against them by Israel. Continue reading


Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike, Spring 2012

CJPME Factsheet 155, published May, 2012: In 2012, close to 2,000 Palestinian prisoners partook in an open-ended hunger strike in order to challenge their arbitrary administrative detention as well as the humiliating treatment and conditions to which they were subject to. Approximately 40 percent of Palestinian men in the occupied Palestinian territories have been jailed by Israeli authorities at least once in their lives. Palestinian prisoners are subject to detention without charge or trial, solitary confinement and isolation, prolonged denial of family visits, denial of medical treatment, as well as various forms of humiliation. Compounded by the fact that many of the prisoners are children, such arbitrary detention and inhumane treatment is an issue that resonates deeply with Palestinians. Continue reading


Key Events in the Syrian Crisis

CJPME Factsheet 150, published April, 2012: This document provides a timeline of events, from February 2011, until April 2012, showing the gradual unravelling of civil stability in Syria, and the onset of civil war.   Continue reading


Boycott Campaign: Moroccan Oil

CJPME Factsheet 154, published April, 2012: Moroccan oil is an Israeli beauty products company that has listed products as “Made in Israel” but refuses to disclose the location of its production facilities.  This factsheet lays out the reasons that CJPME recommends a boycott of Moroccan Oil. Continue reading


Boycott Campaign: Naot Shoes

CJPME Factsheet 148, published April, 2012: Naot Shoes is an Israeli company closely linked economically to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. This factsheet provides the links, and the legal reasons why boycotting Naot Shoes is the appropriate action to take to pressure Israel economically. Continue reading


Syria as a Battleground for Competing Interests

CJPME Factsheet 151, published April, 2012: This factsheet talks about the many political and commercial interests that play out in Syria: those in Canada and other Western countries included.  It also talks about the domestic interests and sectarian groups that have a stake in maintaining, or challenging, the status quo. Continue reading


A Child's View from Gaza

CJPME Factsheet 144, published March, 2012: This factsheet provide context and background for an exhibition which CJPME tours entitled, “A Child's View from Gaza: An exhibition of children’s drawings from Gaza.”  The inspiration behind the exhibition, as well as the mechanics of the bringing together of the exhbition are described. Continue reading


The Turkish Model of Government

CJPME Factsheet 145, published March, 2012: This factsheet looks at the Turkish government under Recep Erdogan, and the various forms it takes as it draws from both Islamic and Western traditions.  While Turkey’s history is unique, and Erdogan’s party and government have had their troubles and challenges, there is much to consider for other countries in the region. Continue reading