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


Position Paper: Discriminatory Israeli visa policies applied to Canadian nationals

Since the Spring of 2009, Israel has begun introducing new processes at its border crossings which are affecting Canadian nationals travelling in the region. These new measures have very unfortunate repercussions – and even legal implications – for Canadians travelling to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. 


Position Paper: Responding to recent Human Rights Reports on Gaza

In the ten months following Israel’s assault on Gaza last winter, numerous different human rights reports were commissioned and completed. Of all the reports, however, the most prominent and comprehensive report was the “Goldstone Report,” a fact finding mission commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council, led by Justice Richard Goldstone, issued on Sept. 25th, 2009. This position paper displays recommendations that have been framed around the work of the Goldstone Report. 


Position Paper: Finding a new way to stability in the Middle East

This position paper lists a number of actions that Canada should take to deal more efficiently with instability in the Middle East. Actions like increasing the human and humanitarian help for Gaza, rejecting the status quo in the Middle East and dealing with Hamas.


Position paper: Israel's unacceptable war on Gaza

This paper examines the decisions that should be taken by the Canadian government regarding the Gaza war.


Position Paper: THE POLITICALLY IMPOSED HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN GAZA

This position paper presents CJPME’s various recommendations regarding Canada’s position on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Recommendations as demanding to stop all Israeli collective punishment or distancing itself from the Bush Administration approach to Hamas.


Position Paper: Dangers of Canada-Israel "Public Safety" Cooperation

On March 23, 2008, Canada signed a “Declaration of Intent” with Israel to cooperate on public safety. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) feels that this agreement was unwise and ill conceived, as it undermines Canadian values of equality and basic freedoms. CJPME believes that Canadians should question both 1) the reasons for Canada’s involvement in such an agreement, and 2) the essence of the envisaged public safety cooperation. CJPME believes that this agreement must be annulled.


Position paper: PROTECTING CANADIAN PEACEKEEPERS IN LEBANON

This position paper contains recommendations to properly follow up on the murder of Canadian peacekeeper Major Paeta Hess-Von Krudener by the Israeli Army on July 25th, 2006.  These recommendations are made subsequent to the issuance on Feb. 1, 2008 of the Canadian Board of Inquiry (BOI) report.


Position Paper: HUMANITARIAN & POLITICAL CRISIS IN GAZA

The following are recommendations in terms of dealing with the Israeli-imposed humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and in terms of stimulating Palestinian unity between the West Bank and Gaza. 


Position Paper: THE ANNAPOLIS PROCESS FOR PALESTINE-ISRAEL

This position paper is a policy recommendation for Canada as negotiations following the Annapolis conference of November, 2007 get under way.  


Position Paper: FOR A RELEVANT & POSITIVE CANADIAN MIDDLE EAST POLICY

The Winter and Spring months of 2007 have been fraught with diplomatic activity in the Middle East, but vacant of much hope. CJPME proposes the following positions to enable Canada to be positively present in the Middle East.