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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 »

List of Signatories

See below for a full list of signatories to our statement against the legalisation law in Israel. (Note: your name may take up to 24 hours to appear on the list) Mr David Abbott Miss Ilana Ledermann Mr Josh Abeles Sarah Ledermann Joey Abels Jonathan Ledermann Reuben Ackerman Miss Kate Lee V. Alexis Mr David Lee Mrs Barbara Alikhani Samantha Lee Prof Pauline Allen Mr Alan Leibowitz Mr Sam Alston Mr Jonty Leibowitz Ms Deb Altman Mr David Leibowitz Mrs Keren Amiran Mrs Michael Leigh Ms Ruth Angel Mrs Regine Lemberger Alicia Arendar Mr Michael Lesser Katie Argent Mr Daniel… READ MORE »