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.  

Opinion: Was The ZF Right To Reject Yachad? … NO 07/03/13

Hannah Weisfeld, Jewish News, 07/03/13
 
Yachad was formed in response to a feeling among large numbers of our community that, at the heart of Anglo Jewry, there should be a voice to represent supporters of Israel, who believe it is the work of Zionists today to speak out in support of a two-state solution. Many felt that Anglo-Jewry should be more vocal, both in relation to the urgency required in resolving the conflict and its support for the only resolution that will ensure Israel …

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To win the war of opinions, Zionists must be critical friends of Israel 05/03/13

Dr. Samuel Lebens, Haaretz, 05/03/13
The well-known columnist Melanie Philips once argued that there is a basic inconsistency between claiming to be a friend of Israel while engaging in public criticism of its government. She calls it “self-destructive stupidity”. I assume that Philips will agree that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a friend of Israel even when he was a very vocal leader of the opposition, vocally criticizing Israeli government policy. So what did she actually …

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The Zionist Federation policy of exclusion 04/03/13

David Newman, Jerusalem Post, 04/03/13
Borderline Views: The Zionist federation is not an organization which takes cue from any single Zionist movement or from any government.
The Zionist Federation (ZF) of the United Kingdom is, as its name suggests, a federation of all the major Zionist organizations in that country. It has, over the years, promoted Israel within the wider community and, at times of crisis or war, become actively involved in raising funds, sending volunteers, supporting the …

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U.K. Zionist Federation refuses to accept left-wing pro-Israel movement 01/03/13

Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz, 01/03/13
A controversy has engulfed the Jewish and Zionist establishment in Britain over the last couple of days over the refusal of the UK’s Zionist Federation to accept the left-wing movement, Yachad, as an affiliated organization. What is surprising about it is mainly in the fact that anyone is actually surprised.
The split in the pro-Israel community in Britain has been clear and evident for years now, with on the one side those who are resolutely against any …

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Why The U.K. Zionist Federation Rejected Our Progressive Group 01/03/13

Hannah Weisfeld, Daily Beast, 01/03/13 As is the way in diaspora Jewish communities, every so often a public division emerges, highlighting the lack of unity within the community. Israel is often at the heart of the split. Everyone will line up on his or her chosen side. Sometimes that will not be the side of an individual’s personal politics, but one that expresses a point of principle: “I don’t agree with what you have to say but I’ll die defending your right to say …

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Zionist turns on Zionist in ‘anti-Israel’ attack 28/02/13

Marcus Dysch, Jewish Chronicle 28/02/13 The Zionist Federation has refused to accept grassroots advocacy group Yachad as an affiliate member after claiming the organisation’s day-to-day activities do not support Zionism – despite ZF chairman Paul Charney admitting in an email to Yachad that there were “no grounds” for vetoing its application.
Yachad had taken part in a 10-month-long process to join the ZF, which operates as an umbrella group for British Zionists and …

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ZF damages us all 28/02/13

Editorial, Jewish Chronicle 28/02/13
Last week, the Zionist Federation issued a strongly worded statement attacking George Galloway for refusing to debate with an Israeli student. The organisation clearly has no sense of irony. A few days later, the same ZF voted to reject the application by Yachad UK to affiliate to the self-proclaimed umbrella organisation for UK Zionist organisations.
Yachad has spent the past 10 months jumping through every hoop set by the ZF as part of its vetting …

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George Galloway’s Suspect Motives 22/02/13

Hannah Weisfeld, Daily Beast, 22/02/13 Earlier this week, George Galloway made a dramatic exit from a debate he had been taking part in at Christ Church College, Oxford, speaking for the motion that “Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank.” When he discovered that the person he was debating was in fact Israeli, he stormed out, stating he had been misinformed and that “he doesn’t talk to Israelis” and he “doesn’t recognize Israel.” …

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