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Israel cannot destroy Hamas. The only option left is to talk to them

A piece by our deputy director, Maya Ilany, in The Jewish Chronicle. 09 August 2018 “The truth is there is no military solution and both sides know that this round of violence can only end with an agreement – most likely one which is identical to the one that is currently on offer. The question now is how much blood will be spilled to get there. A far-sighted leadership would pursue an agreement now.” To read the full piece click here.

Leading Israeli Lawyer Defending Palestinian Victims of Israeli Occupation in London

11/06/2018, LONDON – Israel’s leading human rights lawyer, Michael Sfard, will speak at a series of joint Yachad[1] and New Israel Fund[2] events in London. Michael Sfard has worked for decades to obtain justice for those who have suffered in a multiple of ways as a direct result of Israel’s ongoing occupation. On Monday 2nd July Sfard will discuss his powerful and riveting new book ‘The Wall and the Gate’, which examines the core ethics of legal human rights work in Israel, with award-wining journalist, Jonathan Freedland. Sfard had recently challenged the IDF’s open fire regulations on the Israel-Gaza border… READ MORE »

Israel 70, Israel 100 – Speakers Biographies

Nir Baram Nir Baram is an Israeli author and journalist. His latest book, A Land Without Borders, reflects on his 18-month journey in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and the accompanying documentary be screened at the event. His novels are best sellers in Israel, have twice been shortlisted for the Sapir Prize for Literature (the Israeli Booker) and translated into thirteen languages. He has also worked as a journalist for Haaretz and as an editor of Non-fiction books and classic novels in Am-Oved publishing house.   Dr Sara Yael Hirschhorn Dr Sara Yael Hirschhorn is a University Research Lecturer… READ MORE »

Middle East Minister, Alistair Burt, Attends Yachad Gala: “Moderate Voice in a World Which is Exceptionally Binary”

19/03/2018, London: Middle East Minister, Alistair Burt, attended Yachad’s Gala evening in London last night, speaking to an audience of over 200 of the organisation’s supporters.  In his speech he stated his support for the organisation, which he described as a “moderate voice in a world which is exceptionally binary.” During the evening the Minister met the Yachad student activists involved in the #DontSettleForThis campaign – the campaign against demolitions of Palestinian villages in the West Bank[1]. The Minister said that the British government considers these demolitions “unacceptable” and praised the students for “raising awareness of this within the Jewish… READ MORE »

Jewish Students Bring Campaign about Demolitions of Palestinian Villages in the West Bank to Israeli Embassy

16th March 2018, LONDON. A group of Jewish students, from across the UK, has met the Israeli Deputy Ambassador, Sharon Bar-li, and asked Israel to stop the demolitions of Palestinian villages in the West Bank. #DontSettleForThis campaigners, who campaign against the demolitions of Palestinian villages in the West Bank, have met with the Israeli Deputy Ambassador to the UK, Sharon Bar-li, and secured a meeting with the International Development Select Committee Chair, Stephen Twigg MP. The students behind the campaign have recently been on a trip to the region, organised by Yachad, which included a visit to the Bedouin village… READ MORE »

Yachad Youth #DontSettleForThis letter

Dear Sir, We are a group of young, British Jews and supporters of Israel. We have taken leadership roles in our schools and universities, in our synagogues and our youth movements, and many of us have spent extended periods participating and leading programmes in Israel. We care deeply about Israel’s future as a safe and secure, Jewish and democratic state, and dedicate our time and energy to the realisation of that vision. We are writing to you to express our grave concern at the Israeli government’s continued policy of issuing demolition orders on Palestinian villages in Area C of the West… READ MORE »

Rabbis write to Israeli envoy in protest of Palestinian village demolition

The Jewish News, 4 December 2017 ‘Jewish activists from Yachad say residents “have been moved at least five times from their homes, with structures being demolished, throwing the community deeper into poverty and significantly damaging Israel’s international standing”. They say that if large portions of the village are destroyed, dozens of families will be made homeless, and that this “will plunge an already impoverished community into complete chaos,” adding: “It does nothing to either enhance the security of the state of Israel or protect the rights of the Palestinian people of the region.” In the letter to Regev, published this… READ MORE »