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May 2020

Annexation and conflict resolution with Palestinian Ambassador Dr Husam Zomlot

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Part of the new coalition agreement in Israel includes plans to advance the annexation of parts of the West Bank from July onward. In this webinar, we will be joined by Palestinian Ambassador Dr Husam Zomlot to discuss what impact unilateral annexation might have on the Palestinian people and prospects of a negotiated political resolution to the conflict. We'll also discuss to what extent Jewish diaspora communities are relevant to the conversation about the future of the region. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Please note -the date of this webinar has changed to Wednesday 13th May from…

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Life in Annexed East Jerusalem

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The new Israeli government is on the verge of formalising one of the most dramatic steps in its history: the annexation of West Bank territory – excluding East Jerusalem, an area already annexed by Israel. How will the international community respond to this violation of international law? What can we learn from the example of annexed East Jerusalem about the prospects for Palestinians that live in the areas that will be annexed to Israel? World-renowned Jerusalem expert Danny Seidemann will join Yachad's live webinar to discuss these questions and more.

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Israel and the Diaspora with Professor Colin Shindler

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Professor Colin Shindler believes that an overwhelming majority of Diaspora leaders privately oppose annexation. Why then, do they remain silent on this issue in public? Join Amos Schonfield, Yachad trustee and deputy on the Board of Deputies, for a conversation with Colin Shindler, an emeritus professor of Israel Studies at SOAS university, about annexation and its impact on the diaspora.

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June 2020

In Conversation with Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Join Yachad for an open discussion with the Israeli Ambassador, Mark Regev, about the new Israeli government, Israel’s annexation plans and the country’s relationship with diaspora Jewish communities. Ambassador Regev, who has served as Israel’s Ambassador to the UK since 2016, was Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Advisor and International Spokesperson for over eight years.

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Everything you need to know about annexation

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

As early as July 1, the Israeli government could begin annexing West Bank territory. This radical step has the potential of sparking a violent uprising, institutionalising an undemocratic regime and increasing tensions between Jews and Arabs. The New Israel Fund UK and Yachad are inviting you to join a one-hour, 360° annexation briefing with Israel’s top experts on security, democracy, human rights and Israel’s regional relationships. We will learn about the security implications of annexation from, Col (Ret) Shaul Arieli, one of Israel’s foremost experts on the conflict; Maisam Jaljuli, a senior member of Israel’s Jewish-Arab grassroots movement, will discuss…

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From London to the West Bank: a conversation with a British Jew who served in the IDF

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Join Yachad for an open conversation with Joel Carmel, who grew up in Noam Masorti Youth and Bnei Akiva youth movements and made Aliyah to serve in the IDF. Joel served in the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories unit (COGAT) in the IDF. Today, he is part of Breaking the Silence, a group of IDF veterans who campaign to end the occupation. In this conversation, we will explore what drove Joel to make Aliyah and serve in the IDF? What Zionist British Jews should know about the reality in the occupied West Bank? Why did he join Breaking…

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August 2020

Live Webinar: Taking the Streets

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join Yachad for a live briefing about the growing protests in Israel with journalist Barak Ravid and activist Rula Daood. Sunday, August 23, 2020 | 07:00 PM London | Register  This summer, Israelis have been taking to the streets in increasing numbers week after week, protesting against their government and Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in a scale not seen since the 2011 Social Justice protests. For months, a series of weekly demonstrations have taken place across the country, drawing a growing number of people who are angry with the government's COVID-19 response and its economic impact as well as Netanyahu’s corruption charges. The…

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Israel-UAE Webinar – with Dr Nimrod Goren & Yael Patir

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This coming Monday evening, 31st August at 7pm, we will be speaking to two experts – Dr Nimrod Goren, founder and director of Mitvim, the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies and Yael Patir, former director of J Street Israel and current head of Israeli task force against annexation – about the deal and what it means. We will discuss how it came about, what it means for Israel’s relationship with the Arab world, what the Israeli public really think about it and where it leaves the future of the Palestinian people.

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September 2020

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Narratives and Realities

September 2 - October 4

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Narratives and Realities is an eight-part online course for young members of the British Jewish community – students, recent grads and young adults – who want to gain an in-depth and well-rounded knowledge about issues relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Throughout the sessions, we will be joined by expert speakers from across Israel-Palestine, as well as the UK, and we will focus on a range of topics including:   Differing narratives of key historical moments  Palestinian national identity  The humanitarian and political situation in Gaza  The military occupation of the West Bank  Political and civil opposition within Israel Peace talks and the possibility of peace  The impact…

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15 Years Later: Revisiting the Gaza Disengagement

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join a live discussion with Israeli, Palestinian and British experts as they analyse the disengagement and its repercussions for Israel, the Palestinians, and the region. Fifteen years ago, in the summer of 2005, Israel “disengaged” from Gaza (plus four small settlements in the West Bank). Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a long-time advocate for settlers, ordered a unilateral military withdrawal and the eviction of 9,000 Jews from their homes. He argued that in the absence of a serious Palestinian peace partner and amidst ongoing Palestinian terrorism, Israel needed to take unilateral steps to ensure its own security and improve conditions…

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