Background When the UN presented its petition plan in 1947, with a Jewish state next to an Arab state, Jerusalem remained separate and was meant to be an “international city”. The UN’s plan was rejected by the region’s Arab leader and was accepted by the Jewish leaders. A year after in 1948, during the war that followed Israel’s declaration of independence, the “international city” was left divided with its western part under Israel’s control and its eastern half, including the Old City,under Jordan’s control. Twenty years later, during the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel occupied East Jerusalem, including the Old City,… READ MORE »
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SISO, the Israel-Diaspora partnership to Save Israel and Stop the Occupation, have prepared the Jubilee Haggadah to mark 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank. Thirty authors, artists and thinkers from throughout the Jewish world have joined together — in commentary, song, and moral outcry — and proposed contemporary interpretations to the Haggadah. Contributors range from Amos Oz to Sarah Silverman, Achinoam Nini to Leon Wieseltier, Anat Hoffman to Carol Gilligan. The Haggadah is edited by Dr. Tomer Persico. The texts are rich, nuanced and diverse, and together with the original artwork and design (by leading Israeli graphic designer Michal… READ MORE »
Contents: What is the difference between a “legal” and “illegal” settlement? What is the “legalisation” bill? What kind of impact would the bill have? Who is pushing the bill? Why is this happening now? What has Israel’s attorney general said? What have Israeli politicians who oppose the law said? How has the international community responded? How has Yachad responded? What is the difference between a “legal” and “illegal” settlement? Under Israeli law, a West Bank settlement is considered legal if it has been built with official government approval. Existing Israeli law only provides for building on so-called “state lands”,… READ MORE »
Why is international recognition of a Palestinian state on the agenda? How does international recognition of Palestine work? Read our in-depth guide below or click here to view in a separate tab.
In our report, we ask the key questions about Israel’s West Bank settlements – the subject of furious debate around the world: What and where are the settlements? What is their legal status? Who are the settlers? Are the settlements good for Israel’s security? Are the settlements an obstacle to peace? Read the report below or click here to view in a new window.
On Sunday, 6 March Yachad, together with the New Israel Fund UK, held a groundbreaking Security Conference, bringing together 250 people in central London to discuss how best to build a safe and secure future for Israel. Below you can find videos of some of the sessions. To see a full programme, click here. Opening Plenary Opening plenary 1: Core Security Challenges Facing Israel Today Chair: Jonathan Freedland Panel: Talia Sasson, Eyal Ben Reuven, Aziz Abu Sarah, Danny Seidemann Opening Plenary 2: Security and Peace – Mutually Exclusive? Chair: Jonathan Freedland Panel: Anat Saragusti, Ashraf al-Ajrami, Barak Ravid, Gadi Zohar… READ MORE »
On the 12th November, 2015, City University published independent academic research on British Jewish attitudes towards Israel. Funded by Yachad, 1,131 adult British Jews were surveyed on their views on Israel by Ipsos Mori between March and June of 2015. The research design, analysis and interpretation of the data was carried out by a research team comprising: Stephen Miller, Emeritus Professor of Social Research in the Department of Sociology at City University London; Margaret Harris, Emeritus Professor of Voluntary Sector Organisation, Aston University, and Visiting Professor at Birkbeck, University of London; and Colin Shindler, Emeritus Professor of Israel Studies, SOAS, University of… READ MORE »
The EU is introducing labelling of settlement products. What does this mean? Why now? Will it help? Find out more about EU labelling in our comprehensive guide below, or click here to view in a separate tab.
This 5-page hand-out provides a good overview of some of the more complex issues related to Jerusalem. In the handout you can find information about: The population of Jerusalem The status of the people living in Jerusalem Issues around building in Jerusalem Possible outcomes for Jerusalem in a peace-agreement. Click here to download the handout
This resource is an outline of a session that can be used to facilitate a conversation between participants about what they perceive to be ‘pro-Israel’ and how they feel about the current political situation. It is a useful trigger for those wishing to engage in difficult conversations. Click here to download an outline of the session Click here to download the accompanying resources