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.  

‘When Diaspora Jews visit a West Bank court’ 16/01/2014

By Anshel Pfeffer | Jan. 16, 2014 | 8:51 AM | 4
The Ofer military-court and prison complex doesn’t appear on any must-see list of Israeli tourist attractions. A short drive from Jerusalem, just
across the Green Line, Ofer is different from other military installations in the West Bank.
Under the law, court proceedings there must remain open, with relatively few restrictions, to lawyers, journalists and activists, as well as to
Palestinians and foreign citizens. In recent years, the Ofer …

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‘UK lawyers briefed on West Bank military courts’ – 1/10/14

By Marcus Dysch, January 10, 2014
Follow Marcus on Twitter A group of British Jewish lawyers have met their counterparts in Israel to discuss legal aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The three-day visit, which began on Tuesday and was organised by grassroots advocacy group Yachad, saw 10 participants meet lawyers representing the IDF, Palestinian human rights groups and settler leaders.
QCs, commercial lawyers and a former judge were among the British delegation. They travelled to …

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‘Without clear Israeli peace vision, we’re hamstrung in fighting boycotts’ – 28/11/13

Israel’s advocates are defending with “one hand tied” behind their backs amid questions over the Israeli leadership’s desire to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians, writes Stephen Oryszczuk, November 28th 2013
That’s the stark verdict of one of Britain’s most senior Jewish leaders, as he called for a “new” relationship between the Jewish state and diaspora Jews.
In a hard-hitting opinion piece in Israeli daily Haaretz, Jewish Leadership Councilchairman Mick Davis said …

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Peace process is doomed, says security veteran – 18/11/13

By Simon Round, November 15, 2013 There are few living Israelis who have more experience in the fields of both war and peace than Ami Ayalon.
He was a decorated navy commando who became the commander of the Israeli navy, then served as director of the Shin Bet security service before ultimately being elected to serve as a Labour minister in Ehud Olmert’s coalition government.
His experience leads him to the gloomy conclusion that the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are doomed to …

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Campus Notebook – Yakking at Yachad 27/09/13

YAKKING AT YACHAD
Journalist Jonathan Freedland, Jonathan Peccia from the American embassy and Rony Yedidia-Clein, director of public affairs at the Israeli embassy spoke at advocacy group Yachad’s annual student meeting. Hannah Weisfeld, the group’s director, said there was “lively debate” over whether students should engage with activists who support tactics they disagree with, such as Israel …

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Zionism: it’s time for students to speak up 03/09/13

Joel Fenster, Jewish News Online, 03/09/13
There is a different way of being a supporter of Israel emerging on campus, says third-year Cambridge University student Joel Fenster.
When I was younger, being a Zionist was simple. I knew when to sing the Hatikvah and what to say: Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, there are countless Islamic countries and only one Jewish state, the land was barren before 1948, etc, etc.
I now know of course that the situation is far more complex than …

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Israel’s Predictable Response To The E.U. 16/07/13

Hannah Weisfeld, Open Zion, 16/07/2013
The response of the Israeli political leadership when it comes to European foreign policy on Israel follows a totally predictable formula: don’t bother to take into account the specifics of a news story, but if it involves the Europeans, point the finger of blame elsewhere, or divert attention to other, more pressing global issues. But under no circumstances deal with the content. Today was no different. News broke of a new European guideline that was …

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We’re setting tough questions for teens in Israel this summer – 08/07/13

Hannah Weisfeld, Jewish News, 08/07/13 Over the next week or so, more than one thousand 16-year-old Jewish students board planes to Israel to take part in a four-week tour.
“Israel tour” is billed as the most significant Jewish identity-building experience for the next generation of the community. More than 50 percent of this age group take part in the experience every year, with a variety of youth movements – each with their own religious and ideological lens.
In the main, the most …

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