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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.
Time to reward moderation, Jewish Chronicle, 24.07.2014 When those close to us are in immediate danger, we agonise over each news update. But proximity to war, emotional or physical, does not always give us the best perspective. That is true for all parties in this or any conflict. In the heat of the moment, our desire to see calm restored means we do not challenge the perceived wisdom put before us. Israel is at war, so ask no questions. There is no choice.
The question is not whether Israeli …
Simon Rocker, Jewish Chronicle, May 2nd 2014
Board of Deputies treasurer Laurence Brass has said he was horrified at what he witnessed during a visit to a West Bank village, describing it as an “eye-opener”.
Mr Brass, who was spending Pesach in Israel, took part in a private capacity in a one-day trip organised by Yachad UK and led by a guide from the anti-occupation Israeli army veterans’ group, Breaking the Silence.
His experience, as one of around a dozen Anglo-Jewish …
By Rabbi Gideon D. Sylvester / Ha’aretz Jewish World blogger | Jan. 16, 2014 | 10:33 AM
At my West Bank yeshiva they taught me that my prayers would hasten the messiah. At a West Bank military court I discovered how poorly Israel is preparing for his arrival.
Life at a West Bank yeshiva was the closest thing to paradise I could imagine. Assured that our yeshiva would always remain part of Israel, we were oblivious to the conflict and the millions of Palestinians living around us. …
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …