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.  

British gatekeepers of Zionism have shut the door on liberal Zionists 12/03/13

Hannah Weisfeld, Haaretz, 12/03/13
Who are the gatekeepers of Zionist discourse within the UK Jewish community? The dust is only now beginning to settle on a major division that has emerged within Anglo Jewry over just this issue.  Two weeks ago, the Zionist Federation, which describes itself as the “umbrella organization for the Zionist movement in the United Kingdom”, and has over 120 member organizations and over 50,000 affiliated members, rejected the application of Yachad, the …

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U.K. Zionist federation rejects dovish group’s membership bid 08/03/13

JTA, 08/03/13
(JTA) — Britain’s Zionist Federation defended its decision not to admit a dovish group that defines itself as pro-Israel but opposes Israeli settlements.
Paul Charney, the federation president, said in a statement Thursday that the application by Yachad was rejected by “a clear majority” of the umbrella group’s national council.
“You need to show you are supporters of Israel and will defend Israel where needed,” Charney told the London …

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If you truly love Israel, don’t bury it in unexamined cliché

Chas Newkey-Burden, Jewish Chronicle, March 8, 2013
Next time you take part in a debate about the Israeli-Palestinian situation, here’s how to spot the people who care more about point-scoring than progress: they will be the ones saying Israel does nothing right, and also the ones saying that Israel does nothing wrong.
I love Israel. I love her scenery, culture and food. Most of all, I love the vigour, innovation and loving forthrightness of her people. I think Israel’s supporters …

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Zionists I would want on my side – 08/03/2013

David Aaronovitch, Jewish Chronicle, March 8, 2013
It’s been one of those fortnights. So much so that, in the bookshop at Jewish Book Week last Sunday, I spotted a coffee-table effort with an octopus on the cover and wearily thought “another tome on antisemitism”, before closer inspection showed it to be a book on Venetian cookery.
I’d spent two weeks, following a piece for The Times on the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, being subjected to a constant, low …

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Youth movements represent engaged, Zionist young Jews 08/03/13

Jewish Chronicle, 08/03/13 Youth movements represent engaged, Zionist young Jews from across the community. We remain as Zionist as we were 10 or 100 years ago but that Zionism looks very different to how it did when our community leaders came of age.
 What our members need is a more nuanced approach to Israel. They demand multiple perspectives – exactly what Yachad provides. Many of our leaders has found Yachad’s educational trips in Israel to be an invaluable contribution.
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Yachad: ZF acting like ‘Zionist police’ 07/03/2013

Marcus Dysch, Jewish Chronicle, 07/03/2013
The Zionist Federation rejected a membership application from Yachad because the grass-roots advocacy group had not done enough to show vocal support for Israel, it was claimed this week.
ZF chairman Paul Charney had initially said there were “no grounds” for not accepting the Yachad application, which was rejected following a ZF national council vote.
But Mr Charney admitted on Tuesday that the ZF’s constitutional committee had found …

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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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