Mahmoud Abbas and Ahmed Mansara

16/10/15 – 13:19
Two days ago, PA President Mahmoud Abbas claimed in a televised address that Ahmed Mansara, a 13 year-old from East Jerusalem who, with his 15 year-old cousin, stabbed a Jewish teen and man, had been executed “in cold blood”. Yesterday, the Israeli Government Press Office released photos of Ahmed alive at Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem. “I went there to stab Jews,” he said.
It was incredibly irresponsible of Abbas to claim that Israel …

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The current wave of violence

14/10/15 – 17:26
One Israeli woman has been wounded in a stabbing attack near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. The attacker was killed by police on the scene. Earlier today, an attempted stabbing near the Old City was averted, and the attacker was also killed on the scene.
It’s important, as we discuss and process recent events, not to forget the context – on both sides. As we have seen, Palestinian social media has been awash with gruesome images, cartoons and Facebook posts …

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The news from Jerusalem

9pm, Thursday 8th October 2015
As you will have probably seen by now, Israel is again immersed in a cycle of violence. Today alone, at least 7 Israelis have been injured in a series of separate stabbing attacks across Israel and the West Bank, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Afula and Hebron. On Saturday evening two Israelis were killed in the old city of Jerusalem, and last week , Eitam and Naama Henkin were shot dead whilst driving down a road between the settlements of Elon Moreh and Itamar. Their …

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Our hopes and prayers this Rosh Hashanah

Dear Friend
The staff and board of Yachad would like to wish you and your families a healthy and happy new year. The world is experiencing a moment of great unrest and upheaval, and I am sure you will join us in hoping and praying that this coming year will bring some much needed peace and relief for those caught up in the turmoil.
Yachad remains committed to making whatever contribution we can towards advancing a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I hope you will …

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PM Netanyahu’s visit to the UK

Dear Friend
Please sign this letter to David Cameron ahead of Netanyahu’s visit to the UK In early September Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the UK on a parliamentary visit. He is expected to meet with Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss a number of issues. The Iran deal is likely to be top of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s agenda. According to news reports, Prime Minister Cameron plans to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip, stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and the …

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The occupation is destroying Israel

Dear Friend
The news from Israel in the last twenty-four hours is tragic. The stabbings of six people at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem and the horrifying news that overnight a Palestinian home was set fire to by settlers, resulting in the murder of a one year old baby boy who was burnt to death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of these heinous crimes.
Also this week, the Israeli high court ordered the demolition of two structures built on privately owned Palestinian land …

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Statement after murder of Ali Dawabsha & stabbing at Jerusalem Pride

Last night, Ali Saad Dawabsha, a baby from the Palestinian village of Douma, near Nablus, was murdered in a firebomb attack by Jewish terrorists. Earlier yesterday evening, 6 people were stabbed at the Jerusalem Pride parade by an ultra-Orthodox Jewish terrorist. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dawabsha’s family – currently in hospital – and with the victims of the attack in Jerusalem.
The attacks have been condemned by Prime Minister Netanyahu and figures from across Israeli politics, …

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NUS NEC affiliate to BDS

As an organisation committed to supporting a peaceful outcome to the Israel Palestine conflict, we were disappointed to hear that NUS National Executive Council have passed a policy to affiliate to the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement and to support local BDS campaigns initiated by students on campuses across the UK.
We believe that a two state solution is the only viable and just resolution to the Israel Palestine conflict. The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement is based on …

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We Need You: Sign the Open Letter

Dear Friend,
Write to Prime Minister Netanyahu by clicking here.
The election results from Israel, which come in the wake of a divisive and fear-mongering election campaign, are a wake-up call for all those who believe in a better Israel. The results are a wake-up call not just for Israelis but also for Jews across the world.
It is of course for Israelis to decide on who gets elected to the Knesset. However, when the Prime Minister of Israel makes it clear that he will never allow two-states …

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Support Yachad in 2015

Dear friend,
Support Yachad in 2015 
It is with great delight that we are able to share with you a copy of Yachad’s Annual Report for 2014.
Never before has Yachad seen such quick growth in supporters, participation in our campaigns and donations as we did over the difficult summer months of 2014. Many members of our community were looking for a voice and a ‘home’ with which they felt comfortable, and we were able to provide them with one.
Our visible presence in the mainstream media …

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