President Trump’s one-sided “Deal of the Century” is a recipe for perpetual occupation and conflict and must be rejected. Instead of promoting peace, this plan is designed to kill the two-state solution and promote annexation. This will inevitably lead toward a binational state in which Palestinians do not have equal rights. It will also risk Israel’s hard-won peace with Jordan, widely acknowledged as one of Israel’s most important strategic assets. Alarmingly, the United Kingdom’s government hailed this plan as “a serious proposal” and “a positive step forward.” As committed supporters of Israel, we know that this plan is neither pro-Israel nor pro-peace,… READ MORE »
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Ex-Mossad intelligence agency chiefs voiced their opinion of the fourth-term, right-wing leader in a joint interview excerpted on the front page of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s best-selling newspaper. Published on March 28 2018 We Hereby Warn By Amira Lam They saw governments rise and fall, they were there when the most difficult decisions were made, and they devoted their life – always in complete secrecy and far away from the eye of the media – to the security of their country. A moment before the 70-year celebrations, we met with six former heads of the Mossad, and found that they are… READ MORE »
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 »
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 »