“The passing of the so-called ‘legalisation’ bill is a dark moment in the Knesset’s history. The law retroactively legalises at least 55 settlement outposts and nearly 4000 housing units that were built without permission on land owned by private Palestinian landowners in the West Bank. These outposts have always been considered illegal under Israeli law. The governing coalition has acted with disregard towards the rule of law, the rights of private Palestinian landowners and the basic security of ordinary Israelis. As supporters of Israel in the UK, we cannot sit by while its government legitimises common theft. We share the… READ MORE »
Posts Categorized: Archived Campaigns
Yachad Youth have launched their exciting new Partners To Peace campaign, raising £8000 to support the Holy Land Trust, a Palestinian NGO based in Bethlehem, to train young people in non-violent activism and leadership. Click here to find out more, and click here to donate.
In response to a draft UNESCO resolution which fails to affirm the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, Yachad sent this letter to the British Ambassador to UNESCO: Download the letter here UPDATE: UNESCO passed the resolution this afternoon (13/10/2016), with 24 voting for, 26 abstaining, and 6 – including the UK – against. The letter below was sent this morning, before the vote.
A group of Yachad Youth activists & Jewish University students from across the country have released this statement on the election of Malia Bouattia to the position of President of the National Union of Students. If you’re a current student or recent graduate and want to add your name, get in touch.
In early September Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the UK on a parliamentary visit. He is expected to meet with Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss a number of issues. The Iran deal is likely to be top of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s agenda. According to news reports, Prime Minister Cameron plans to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip, stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and the Syrian civil war. This is an opportunity for us as British Jews to ask our own elected officials – our Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary – to let Prime Minister Netanyahu know that we… READ MORE »
The response from the Israeli embassy to individuals who have written to protest against demolitions in Susiya fails to include much of the context and history of both Susiya and the application of planning laws in Area C of the West Bank. Palestinians living in Area C build without permits because permits are extremely difficult, and often impossible, to get. 94% of applications from Palestinians in Area C were denied in 2014. Between 2000 and 2007, only 91 permits were granted; in 2010, only seven. The villagers of Khirbet Susiya submitted five alternative master-plans to the planning committee of the… READ MORE »
Where is Susiya? Susiya is a Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank. The majority of the village is in Area C which means it is under full Israeli control and any decisions about building and civilian infrastructure have to be dealt with by the Civil Administration which is a department of the IDF. How long has the village been there for? The Palestinian village of ‘Khirbet Susiya’ has existed in the South Hebron Hills since at least the 1830s. It is also marked on British mandate maps from 1917 (Click here to see maps from 1880, 1935… READ MORE »
The village of Khirbet Susiya in the South Hebron Hills is under threat of demolition. Click here to email Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Middle East Minister Tobias Ellwood today. Since 2011, we have been taking groups to the village of Susiya in the South Hebron Hills in the West Bank. We have built a positive relationship with the Palestinian residents of Susiya. Since 1986, residents of Susiya have been moved at least 5 times from their homes, with structures being demolished, throwing the community deeper into poverty and significantly damaging Israel’s standing in the international community. On August 15th, Defence Minister… READ MORE »
A peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more urgent than ever. As British politicians fight for your vote, now is the time to make sure your MP will be committed to promoting a two-state solution in the next parliament. We’re asking our parliamentary candidates what they plan to do to if they get elected: Do you support the continued existence of a strong, secure State of Israel? Do you support the imminent establishment of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza? How will you use your time in parliament to ensure the British government leads on European and… READ MORE »
Kids Court in Conflict- the 2015 campaign of Yachad Youth. Run by a group of 30 young Zionist leaders from across the religious spectrum in the UK, the Kids Court in Conflict campaign calls for equal safeguards for young people in the West Bank military court system and is raising funds for an emergency lawyer to represent minors from arrest through to trial. You can take part by donating to help the campaigners reach their target of £26,000, attending an event or writing to Ambassador Daniel Taub to express your concerns about the treatment of young people in the West Bank military court… READ MORE »