Below is a list of all the news articles Yachad is featured in. You can search for a news articles by the year it was published.  

Youth campaign promotes Palestinian non-violence

Ben Munster, Jewish News, 03/11/2016
A new campaign has been launched by a Jewish youth group which raises money for a Palestinian NGO in order to promote non-violence.
Yachad Youth’s ‘Partners to Peace’ initiative looks to raise funds for the Holy Land Trust, a Palestinian based organisation in Bethlehem, whose opposes the use of violence.
A group of 30 Jewish Students are taking part, having been inspired by their experiences on Yachad trips to the West Bank.
Seeking to help raise …

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‘Inflammatory’ Temple Mount resolution ‘denies Jewish history’

Human rights group Yachad criticised the move which ‘fails to recognise’ the significance of the site for Jews 
Stephen Oryszczuk, Jewish News, 13/10/2016
British Jewish group Yachad has condemned the human rights body of the UN for its “inflammatory” resolution on Jerusalem, saying it “denies Jewish history”.
Ahead of the vote on Thursday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was criticised for considering whether Temple Mount …

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The Labour anti-Semitism row has thrust British Jewish identity into the public domain, but its complexity is often lost

10/08/16, Hannah Weisfeld, LSE Religion & the Public Sphere
In the last few months there have been multiple accusations of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party and other institutions, including within the leadership National Union of Students (NUS).  Labour’s anti-Semitism row culminated in the Chakrabarti report into anti-semitism and other forms of racism in the Labour party, published in June.
The recent headlines are almost all related to how people talk about and discuss Israel, …

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What hope the fight against antisemitism when Malia Bouattia leads the NUS?

Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld, The Guardian, 22/04/16
The furore around Malia Bouattia’s election as the new president of the National Union of Students has yet to die down. Accusations of antisemitism dogged her campaign and continue to do so, with Cambridge University’s union threatening to disaffiliate from the NUS altogether. Bouattia’s defence of her comments are, broadly, that it is Zionism she takes issue with and not Jews. And it is for this reason that she felt the need to …

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Statement on Ami Ayalon event at King’s College London, 19/01/16

Yachad has brought Ami Ayalon, former director of the Shin Bet, to the UK for a series of events this week. Every public event in a Jewish communal space has been full to capacity with excellent discussions. Yesterday (Tuesday) evening, Yachad held an event in partnership with Kings and LSE Israel Societies. The event took place at the Kings College Building on the Strand. Whilst some of what happened at the event has already been documented on social media, some important details have been …

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Critics are wrong about our survey

Steve Miller, Margaret Harris and Colin Shindler in the Jewish Chronicle, 10/12/15 
We Jews invented cognitive dissonance. The American Jewish psychologist, Leon Festinger, was the first to coin the phrase and to use it to describe people’s responses to information which conflicts with their own understandings of reality.
There’s a perfect illustration of the phenomenon in the flurry of argument, rationalisation and denial that has surfaced in response to our survey of British …

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Why are some uncomfortable using the term Zionist? Blame Zionist thought police

Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld in the Jewish News, 26/11/15
This month’s publication by City University of research into British Jewish attitudes to Israel sent a segment of Anglo-Jewry into a serious tizz.
While some Jewish communal organisations were busy distributing it to their key supporters telling them it was a “must-read”, in a small corner, another group of people were busy shouting ­– mainly at each other – that there must be something wrong with the data because it does …

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Yachad and Israeli Embassy join forces against Israel “rogue state” motion

Gabriel Pogrund in the Jewish News, 19/11/15
Liberal Zionist advocacy group Yachad and the Israeli embassy will join forces to oppose the motion that “Israel is a rogue state” at a university debate this evening.
The founder and director of Yachad, Hannah Weisfeld, is due to appear alongside the Israeli Embassy’s spokesperson Yiftah Curiel at a University of Southampton Debating Society event.
The unlikely alliance comes a week after Yachad, a long outspoken critic of the Israeli …

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Diaspora Jews offer a rare chance for hope in the Middle East

Jonathan Freedland in The Guardian, 13/11/15
Diasporas can be trouble. Whether it was the German-Americans who agitated to keep the United States out of the war against Hitler, the Irish-Americans who bankrolled the IRA’s “armed struggle”, or the Cuban-Americans who lobbied to keep the US shackled to a pointless embargo of the island, émigré communities have a chequered record when it comes to the influencing of foreign policy.
The scholar Fred Halliday used to joke that there was a …

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Fewer British Jews identifying as ‘Zionists,’ poll shows

Natasha Roth in 972, 13/11/15
The British Jewish community is undergoing a shift in its attitudes towards the Israeli government, according to a new report released on Thursday. The survey, released by British “pro-Israel, pro-peace” group Yachad showed that while British Jews are overwhelmingly supportive of Israel as a Jewish state, a large majority — 75 percent — believes settlements are a “major” obstacle to peace. (Full disclosure: I proof-read the report ahead of its …

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