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Donations

Yachad relies entirely on support from people like you to fund our work. Your donation will ensure that we continue to deliver our innovative, high quality and thought-provoking campaigns and educational programmes. You can make a donation to Yachad in the following ways: 1) Send a cheque made payable to Yachad to the following (temporary) address: Yachad 221 Higham Hill Road London E17 5RQ If you are sending a charity cheque, our charity number is: 1164566 Any non-charitable activities are conducted under the auspices of Yachad Ltd. To support the political aspects of Yachad’s work which do not classify as charitable activities,… READ MORE »

In Conversation with Merphie Bubis from Breaking the Silence

We are proud to sponsor a UK tour with Merphie Bubis, Diaspora Coordinator for Breaking the Silence. Merphie grew up in a Modern Orthodox family in Jerusalem and served in an Operations Room of The Civil Administration in the West Bank from January 2013 until March 2015. She joined Breaking the Silence after she was discharged from the Army. Breaking the Silence is a an organisation of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada. Their work aims to bring an end to the occupation through exposing the Israeli public to the… READ MORE »

Israeli Elections 2019: Gantz launches campaign, Arab parties split, Likud leader calls for West Bank annexation

Struggling to keep up with the news from Israel about the election on April 9th? Look no further. Here, at Yachad, we have gathered all the latest news, analysis and opinions about the upcoming elections in Israel. Ex-IDF Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, launches campaign and says his government will “strive for peace and will not miss an opportunity to bring about change in the region” Haaretz’s Noa Landau writes: “Gantz described a worldview of a liberal Likudnik of days gone by, someone who puts defense in the forefront, but who is also extending his hand in peace, who is not afraid… READ MORE »

Statement on West Bank Shooting Attack

December 13, 2018 Two Israelis killed and two seriously wounded in a shocking West Bank shooting near the settlement of Ofra. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those killed and we pray for the speedy recovery of those wounded. These acts of terror can never be justified. First published on Yachad’s Facebook page.

Yachad Welcomes UJS Support of Israeli Civil Society NGOs and Two-State Solution

Monday, December 10th, 2018 Yachad’s student outreach worker, Esther Craven, said that the passing of the motions in support of Israeli NGOs and the two-state solution show that “Jewish students are deeply committed to Israel and upholding its safety and democracy”. The Union of Jewish Students’ conference passed motions yesterday in support of Israel’s democratic civil society NGOs, including Breaking the Silence, B’Tselem and Yesh Din and in support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The motion supporting Israeli civil society NGOs was proposed by Yachad student activist, Noah Libson, of Goldsmiths University, London. The motion states that… READ MORE »

Statement on yesterday’s terror attack near the settlement of Ofra

December 10, 2018 A despicable terror attack was carried out near the settlement of Ofra in the West Bank yesterday evening. At least seven people were wounded by gunfire shot from a passing Palestinian vehicle including a 21-year-old pregnant woman who was in serious condition after sustaining wounds to her upper body. We pray for the speedy recovery of the victims of the shooting. This violence can never be justified and should be condemned in the strongest terms by all those who seek peace and a political resolution to the conflict. First published on Yachad’s Facebook page.

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 »