On September 6, 2023, The Hill Times published an op-ed from CJPME's Thomas Woodley discussing new anti-apartheid survey data in Canada. Woodley writes:
EKOS survey results published by my organization, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) this week, show that many Canadians have an extremely dim view of Israeli democracy. The largest number of survey respondents (27%) agreed with the view that Israel is “a state with segregation similar to apartheid,” while only the smallest group (8%) views Israel as a “vibrant democracy.” . . .
When you exclude those who responded, “I don’t know,” the numbers are even more damning for Israel. 38 percent of Canadians consider Israel an apartheid state – more than three times the number (11%) who consider Israel a vibrant democracy. Of the remainder, 20% consider Israel a “state with restricted minority rights,” and 31% a “flawed democracy.”
For anyone bothering to look closely at what Israel is doing to Palestinians, these numbers should not be a surprise.