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.  

Yachad lobbying campaign marks ’50 years of Israeli occupation’ since Six Day War

May 16, 2017 – The Jewish News
“British Jewish group Yachad has launched a campaign urging community members to contact their MPs and sign a declaration calling for an end to the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank 50 years after it began.
“Supporters are being encouraged to ask their local parliamentarians about their views on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the run-up to the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War.”
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Israel’s BDS ban embraces logic of the boycott movement

Ethan Schwartz, The Jewish News, 9 March 2017
Another week, another highly contentious offering from Israel’s governing coalition.
Last time, it was a law retroactively legalising the theft of privately-owned Palestinian land in the West Bank. This time, it’s a new law preventing entry to Israel by anyone who publicly calls for boycotts of Israel or any territory under Israel’s control (emphasis mine), which, by definition, includes the West Bank Settlements.
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Burying the two-state solution with common theft

Ethan Schwartz, The Jewish News, 8 February 2017
If you want to bury the two-state solution, this is the way to do it. In the two and a half weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President, the Israeli government has approved 5500 new homes in settlements across the West Bank, and a further 500 in East Jerusalem. Now, they’ve forced through what’s variously been described as the “land regularisation”, “legalisation”, and “outpost” bill. “Common theft” seems more …

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UK Jewish groups join government in condemning Israeli settlement law

7 February 2017, The Jewish News
Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld said: “This is a disastrous step, taken in blatant disregard for both Israeli and international law. It will do significant damage, both to the possibility of a political resolution to the conflict and to the rule of law in Israel.”
Echoing Livni, she added: “The Knesset has now legalised the theft of land owned by non-citizens in territory outside its legal jurisdiction. This demonstrates that the commitment to peace …

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Knesset votes to ‘legalise’ settler homes

February 7, 2017, The Jewish Chronicle
“Yachad, the British group campaigning for a two-state solution, condemned the legalisation law as “disastrous”, echoing former Israeli Foreign minister Tzipi Livni who described it as “legitimising theft”.
The British government also criticised the new law.”
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Evening Standard, Friday 27 January

Our letter in the Evening Standard on the importance of the two-state solution:
The conflict between Israel and Palestine is back in the headlines after recent reports claimed President Trump may be shifting US policy away from promoting the two-state solution.
As a response to this, Israel’s government has seized the opportunity and in the past week, announced thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements.
Before proclaiming its imminent demise, though, it is important to recognise why …

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Israel approves 2,500 new settlement homes in West Bank

The Jewish News, 24 January 2017
Israel has approved 2,500 new settlement homes in the West Bank.
Defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said he and prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had agreed on the approval “in response to housing needs”.
He said the majority of the housing units will be built in settlement blocs, areas where most settlers live and whichIsrael wants to keep under its control under any future peace deal with the Palestinians.
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Israel announces 2,500 new settler homes to be built in the West Bank

Marcus Dysch, Jewish Chronicle, 24 January 2017
Israel has announced it will build 2,500 new homes for settlers in the West Bank.
The decision was confirmed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman, Defence Minister, this afternoon.
Mr Netanyahu said it was a sign that Israel would not change its policy in the West Bank.
“I have agreed with the defence minister on 2,500 units in Judea and Samaria. We are building, and will continue to build,” he tweeted.
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Trump: Key questions for the new president

The Jewish News, 19 January 2017
As America prepares for a new president, analysts and Jewish figures in the UK admit to being ‘stumped by Trump’, with more questions than answers on what he might mean for Israel…
In a forecasting report on the Middle East, published this week by BICOM, the UK-Israel think-tank said: “The policy direction of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration in the Middle East is the big unknown for the Middle East in 2017.”
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What really motivated Israel’s allies to pass the UN settlement resolution

Hannah Weisfeld, Jewish News, January 15 2017
If one takes a bell-weather reading of Israel’s relationships with some of its closest allies, the lay of the land looks solid.
The UK is Israel’s second largest trading partner, the worth of bilateral trade having doubled in the last decade to US$5 billion.
In September 2016 the USA agreed a military aid package to Israel of US$38 billion, the biggest aid package ever pledged by the Americans to another country.
President Obama has refrained …

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