28 mortar shells fired from Gaza, one lands in kindergarten – 29 May 2018

After 28 mortar shells fired from Gaza, on Tuesday, 29 May, Yachad said:
This morning the largest barrage of rocket fire hit southern Israel since the 2014 Israel-Gaza war (Operation Protective Edge). Thankfully no one was injured despite the rockets falling as children were starting to make their way to school and one rocket falling in a kindergarten backyard.
Firing indiscriminately into a civilian population is an unacceptable use of force and should be wholeheartedly condemned. Without a …

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Official reply from the Board of Deputies in response to Yachad’s letter

We have now received an official reply from the Board of Deputies in response to the letter Yachad supporters’ signed to express their concern about the statement issued by the Board of Deputies about the Gaza crisis. 
 
You can read the response in full by clicking here.
 
It is disappointing that it failed to address one of the key concerns we raised, related to how the Board of Deputies canvasses the opinions of the British Jewish community to ensure that it represents …

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The relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem is a foolish decision designed to inflame tensions in the region

14 May 2018
London, UK – British, Jewish pro-Israel group Yachad has said that the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, planned to take place on Monday 14th May, to coincide with Jerusalem Day, is designed to inflame tensions at an already highly volatile time.
Speaking on the eve of the move, at the same time that American dignitaries were sitting down for a meal with Prime Minister Netanyahu Yachad director, Hannah Weisfeld, issued a harsh rebuke of the decision of President Donald Trump to …

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Yom Hazikaron Statement 2018

17 April 2018 Tomorrow, Israel will mark Yom Hazikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day, where the country stops to remember the many thousands of citizens who have been killed in wars and terror attacks.
Yachad stands together with Israelis and Jews all over the world in honouring the memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. We honour those who have given their lives in defence of Israel and hope and pray for the day when Israelis and all the peoples of the region can live …

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Ahead of Tomorrow’s March near the Gaza border fence

Last Friday’s rounds of violence happened as tens of thousands of Palestinians took part in a mass protest near the Gaza border fence as part of the “March of Return”. While there were reported instances of individuals attempting to breach the border fence and engage the IDF, the protests were largely non-violent. The IDF  fired at the protestors and according to Palestinian officials fifteen people were killed and more than 750 wounded. Hamas subsequently stated that five of those …

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The Great Return March on the Gaza border on 30 March 2018

On 30th March thousands of Palestinian demonstrators walked towards the Israel-Gaza border as part of the Great Return March.  
According to the IDF, Palestinian gunmen fired toward troops in one incident, and Palestinian protestors were rolling burning tires and throwing stones towards soldiers. Palestinians claim the protests were largely non-violent. The IDF  fired at the protestors and according to Palestinian officials fifteen people were killed and more than 750 wounded. Hamas …

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#Don’tSettleForThis Student Campaign – The Jewish News

The Jewish News, 05/03/18
“The group, many of whom have attended visits to Israel and the West Bank with British Jewish group Yachad, also told uncritical Jewish community leaders that the Israeli demolitions “runs counter to basic Jewish values of justice”.
Their campaign, dubbed #Don’tSettleForThis, sees the next generation of Jews voice their opposition to Israeli policy from campuses including Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Goldsmiths, Leeds, LSE, …

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Stabbing Attack in Ariel – 5 February 2018

After the fatal stabbing attack in Ariel on Monday, 5 February, Yachad said:
“Itamar Ben-Gal, an Israeli man and father of four, has been killed in a stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. At this time, our thoughts are with his family. His death is a tragedy, and his killing should be condemned by all.”
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President Abbas’s PCC speech “deeply troubling”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech on Sunday at the Palestinian Central Council is deeply troubling. Denying the Jewish link to Israel, and trafficking in conspiracy theories claiming Israel is importing drugs to the Occupied Territories, are both utterly unacceptable. Similarly, the Central Council’s threat to withdraw Palestinian recognition of Israel is a regressive move, taking both sides further from a political resolution to the conflict.
It is important to …

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Statement on Havat Gilad terror attack – 10/01/18

Last night, Rabbi Raziel Shevach, an Israeli father of 6, was shot dead in a terror attack near the outpost of Havat Gilad in the northern West Bank. Our thoughts are with his family.
This attack should be condemned in the strongest terms by everyone who seeks peace and a political resolution to the conflict. Above all, this murder is a personal tragedy for the family and friends of Rabbi Shevach, but – as has happened in the past – it also risks being a spark for increased violence …

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