British woman killed in Jerusalem stabbing attack

14/04/17
Yachad’s response to the news that a young British woman was killed in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem:
“We’re shocked and saddened by the news that a young British woman was killed today in a stabbing attack on the light rail in Jerusalem. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
There can be no justification for this senseless violence, which should be condemned by all. Concerted action to prevent these ‘lone wolf’ attacks is long …

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Pesach 2017

Pesach is a celebration of our freedom from slavery, tyranny and oppression, and the Seder gives us the opportunity to consider what that freedom means. Every year, we read the story of the exodus, and are called to consider ourselves as though we were once slaves in the land of Egypt.
This year, we are approaching the 50th anniversary of the 6-Day War. That means 50 years that the Jewish people have been able to return to pray at the Kotel, the Western Wall in Jerusalem. But it also means 50 …

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Donald Trump & Benjamin Netanyahu’s Press Conference

16 February 2017: Statement on Donald Trump & Benjamin Netanyahu’s press conference
“So I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like.”
Yesterday, President Trump appeared to back away from decades of US and international commitment to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is unclear exactly what he meant, but what is clear is that there is no “one-state solution” that can satisfy both the annexationists who …

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Press Release on Legalisation Law

06/02/17, London: British Jewish pro-Israel, pro-peace organisation Yachad – which campaigns for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – has condemned as “disastrous” the outpost ‘legalisation’ law that passed the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, this evening. The new law, passed hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to London where he assured Prime Minister Theresa May that Israel “will never give up on our quest for …

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Statement on 3000 new settlement homes

01/02/2017
Our view on the approval of 3000 new homes in West Bank settlements:
“The announcement of 3000 new housing units in West Bank settlements, coming after the approval in the past two weeks of 2500 homes in the West Bank and over 500 homes in East Jerusalem, is another step by this Israeli government that pushes a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict further away. Establishing more facts on the ground in settlements across the West Bank will signal to the …

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PA Minister’s Comments on Jerusalem

Our response to the Palestinian Authority Jerusalem Affairs minister’s comments criticising the UN Secretary General for mentioning Jewish history on the Temple Mount:
“This is an utterly unacceptable attempt by Adnan al-Husseini, Palestinian Authority Jerusalem Affairs minister, to write the Jewish people out of Jerusalem’s history. As we said in October, when UNESCO resolved – in al-Husseini’s words – that the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif is “of pure …

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UK Foreign Office on Resolution 2334

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has replied to Yachad’s letter to the Foreign Secretary asking the UK to support UNSCR 2334, explaining in detail why they backed the UN Security Council resolution and how it fits with the UK’s policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
“The UK voted for UNSCR 2334 because of our support for the two-state solution and commitment to Israel as the Jewish homeland.  The UK’s support for UNSCR 2334 is consistent with our long-standing …

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Statement on new building in West Bank settlements

24/01/17
Commenting on the Israeli government’s approval of the construction of 2,500 new housing units in West Bank settlements, Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld said:
“This attempt to take advantage of the change in American administration to establish new facts on the ground is grossly irresponsible. Building thousands more homes in settlements which are illegal under international law and which directly undermine the viability of a future Palestinian state will push back the cause of …

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UNSC Resolution 2334

On December 23, 2016, the United Nations Security Council voted in support of a resolution calling on Israel to cease all settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, alongside demanding immediate steps to ‘prevent acts of violence against all civilians’. The resolution firmly recognises the legitimacy of Israel and reiterates the importance of urgently pursuing diplomatic efforts in order to achieve a ‘just and lasting peace’ in the region. …

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Statement on “legalisation” bill after first reading

Yachad released the following statement on the Knesset bill aimed at legalising settlement construction on privately-owned Palestinian land in the West Bank, after it passed its first reading in the Knesset on 7 December 2016:
“The Israeli government cannot claim to support a two-state solution on the one hand, while formalising the appropriation of private Palestinian land for Israeli settlement on the other. This will be taken by hardliners on both sides as confirmation that the settlements …

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