Terror in Jerusalem

This morning (18th November) four people were killed in terror attack whilst praying a synagogue in Jerusalem. The killing of innocent civilians can never be justified and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Violence and terrorism will do nothing to help restore calm to the region or bring the parties closer to an agreement. Sadly, it is tragic events like this that serve as a reminder that the status quo is not tenable, and how urgent it is that a political …

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Yachad successfully joins the Board of Deputies

I am pleased to let you know that this morning the Board of Deputies voted by a majority of 135 to 61 to welcome Yachad into the organisation. We are delighted with the outcome and we look forward to taking part in the democratic decision making of the British Jewish community.
Over the past month, the organisation, and its staff, have been subject to a no campaign against our inclusion into the Board of Deputies, which has resorted to the spreading of rumours, false allegations and smear …

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We need your help at 11 am today

From 11am this morning the Board of Deputies will debate and vote on whether to allow Yachad to become a member organisation. Whilst the debate is taking place it is important that deputies see there is a groundswell of support inside Anglo-Jewry for Yachad, and a desire from within the grassroots of the community for Yachad to be represented at the Board of Deputies. So…if you are a ‘tweeter’ please help us by getting on your twitter feed and letting the deputies know you …

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Yachad statement following the house of commons vote to recognise Palestine

The vote in the House of Commons today in support of the recognition of the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel, highlights the urgency of reaching a stable, enduring, comprehensive peace between Israel and the Palestinian people. Without significant progress towards reaching an agreement, international actions of this nature are likely to become more frequent, whilst the parties themselves grow further away from peace. Whilst the yes vote does not obligate British foreign policy, …

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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.
 
Hannah Weisfeld …

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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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