Shana Tova

The entire board and staff of Yachad would like to wish you and your family a Shana Tova. We are truly grateful to each and every one of our supporters for their commitment to our work, so thank you for helping to make Yachad the organisation it is today. We hope the next year brings health, happiness and peace.
 
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Help us reward moderation and negotiations 03.09.2014

Dear friend, Write to the Israeli ambassador and your MP 
On Sunday Israel announced it was seizing 998 acres of land in the West Bank belonging to Palestinian villages, to declare it as State Land, paving the way to expand the settlement of Gvaot. It is believed to be the largest amount of land seized by the Israeli government for 30 years.
Israel’s allies have asked her to reverse the decision with phone calls being made by both America and European governments to the Prime …

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Reaching out across the divide 19.08.2014

Dear friend,
As I am writing to you there are reports coming out of the region that the truce talks have collapsed, and that rocket fire, and Israeli response to the rocket fire, have resumed. I am sure you will join me in hoping and praying that calm can be restored before it escalates any further.
We cannot let compassion be a casualty of this conflict 
You might have seen that last week the Jewish Chronicle printed a full page Disasters Emergency Committee Gaza appeal advert which …

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Will you help us reach 1000? 04.08.2014

Dear friend,
Over the weekend Israel announced it would unilaterally withdraw its ground troops out of Gaza, however, no agreed cease-fire would be implemented to bring fighting between Israel and Gaza to an end.
At time of writing, the USA and Qatar are attempting to broker a new cease-fire agreement, as are the Egyptians. News has just emerged of a terror attack in Jerusalem in which a tractor was driven into an empty bus in which a passer-by was killed.
Without an agreed cease-fire in …

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We need you 01.08.2014

Dear friend,
We need your signature now 
Yesterday I wrote to you asking you to sign a letter to Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, head of the UK delegation to the United Nations, imploring him to broker a cease-fire, and to bring international actors together to chart a way forward to create long- term peace. He takes over as president of the UN Security Council today for one month. Over 370 people have already signed the letter, including at least 10 Rabbis.
After I wrote to you, late last night, …

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Cease-fire now: write to the UK President of the UN Security Council 31.07.2014

Dear friend,
Tomorrow the United Kingdom takes over the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council. Yesterday Prime Minister David Cameron said: ‘The facts on the ground are beginning to make a two-state solution impossible’.
Write to the new president of the UN Security Council Please sign this letter to the head of the British delegation to the United Nations, on the eve of his presidency, imploring him to broker a ceasefire that takes into account core demands, and …

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We’re taking ‘We Believe’ to the press 29.07.2014

Dear friend,
With your help, over 1000 British Jews have signed our We Believe statement and the numbers are still growing.
In this difficult moment we must do all we can to ensure we get behind long-term peace. I know you know that, which is why you have signed the statement. But now we need to make sure as many people as possible see and hear about the statement.
This week we are taking out full page adverts in The Jewish News, The Jewish Chronicle, and The Jewish Telegraph, in which we …

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A voice from Gaza 28.07.2014

Dear friend,
In the last 24 hours the United Nations Security Council, and Barak Obama, have called for a humanitarian cease-fire. We remain hopeful this will be implemented.
In the meantime over 1000 of you have signed our We Believe statement, expressing your belief that we must deepen our efforts towards achieving a long term peace as the best hope for Israel’s security. Thank you for your support. 
I am delighted to let you know we will be joined tomorow evening at our live link …

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Hope, not despair 25.07.2014

Dear friend,
As Shabbat approaches, I am sure like me, you are praying for a swift end to the conflict between Israel and Gaza which entered its 18th day today.
The IDF just announced its 35th fatality, and earlier today confirmed the soldier missing in action, was in fact killed. The death toll inside Gaza has now reached over 800. There are talks of a temporary cease-fire to be implemented Sunday morning, the details of which can be found here.
In the meantime, we are continuing to gather …

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We are in desperate times, and we’d like your help 23.07.2014

Dear friend,
Yesterday I wrote to you to ask you to sign up and support our ‘We Believe’ statement to tell the world British Jewish supporters of Israel remain committed to peace, despite the tragic events unfolding in the region.
Since that email, just over 24 hours ago, close to 500 people have already signed the statement. We want to reach 1000 and then we have a real story for the media.
Will you help us get to that 1000 by signing the statement here?
Now, more than ever, we …

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