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.  

Board of Deputies criticises Yachad for saying Israel is moving away from peace

The Jewish Chronicle, 9/9/15
The Board of Deputies president has criticised one of its member organisations for challenging Israel’s commitment to peace.
Yachad, which supports a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict, published an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron in which it expressed concern that Israel was “moving further away from a resolution to the conflict”.
It said it believed Israel was in a position to make the possibility of an peace agreement more …

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Israeli plan to demolish village sparks UK rage

Charlotte Oliver in The Jewish Chronicle, 30/7/15
British Jewish groups have waded into an international row over the planned demolition of 37 Palestinian homes in the West Bank.
A group of 30 rabbis and UK-based advocacy group Yachad this week condemned a recent Israeli High Court order for the houses in Sussiya to be dismantled.
The rabbis, under the name the British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights wrote to Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub, urging him to “do …

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OPINION: Hidden side of the occupation

Gordon Smith in Jewish News 12/6/15
It was with some trepidation that I joined a trip to the South Hebron Hills organised by Yachad. I come from a family of Zionists and lived in Israel from 1948 to 1956. We have a home in Tel Aviv, where our daughter lives with her family, having made aliyah some 20 years ago. We left our comfortable Tel Aviv bubble to join 20 other participants on a coach journey to a small Palestinian village called Susiya in the southern-most tip of the West Bank.
We were …

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FORTY UNDER 40: It’s time to meet our amazing TOP 10!

Gabriel Pogrund in Jewish News, 7/5/15
No. 6: Hannah Weisfeld Age:28
Hannah is the director and founder of Yachad, the pro-Israel, pro-peace NGO which campaigns for a two-state solution. She has developed a reputation as one of the community’s most compelling advocates of liberal Zionism and someone who will make her case in practically any forum, including Israel Apartheid Week talks and sometimes hostile Jewish societies.
Under her leadership, Yachad has won membership of the Board of …

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Three leaders, but only one can win in the battle for the Board’s top job

Jewish Chronicle, 6/5/15 The vote for Board of Deputies president takes place this month. Here the candidates answer the JC’s questions
JONATHAN ARKUSH
Jonathan Arkush has represented Borehamwood and Elstree United Synagogue since 1984. He is 60, married to Carol, with three married children. He is a barrister specialising in property and probate law, a mediator and deputy judge at the Royal Courts of Justice. Since 2009 he has been vice-president of the Board and chaired its defence and …

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Students fund lawyer for Palestinian children

Sandy Rashty in the Jewish Chronicle, 16/4/15
Jewish students have helped raise more than £15,000 for a lawyer to represent Palestinian minors interrogated by Israeli officials.
Around 30 university students took part in fund-raising activities for Kids Court in Conflict, a campaign run by the youth branch of the left-leaning Yachad group.
The amount they collected was matched by a private British Jewish donor to total £30,000, to fund an Israeli lawyer to work on the West Bank for 14 …

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Yachad backs Zionist Federation for Yom Ha’atzmaut

Jewish News, 1/4/15
Yachad is among a host of organisations backing a Zionist Federation celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut – marking the first time the two organisations have worked together on an event.
The pro-Israel pro-peace body is promoting Young ZF’s after-show young professionals party on 23 April, alongside charities including UJIA, Kisharon and JNF.
It comes just over a year after the ZF rejected Yachad’s bid to become an affiliate member amid a bitter war of words.
ZF Chairman …

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Loosening of the Zionist bond

Keith Kahn-Harris in the Jewish Chronicle, 26/3/15
Last Sunday’s We Believe In Israel conference brought together a broad coalition of the British pro-Israel community under a “big tent” in order to oppose the “delegitimisation” of the Jewish state. However, the apparent success in bringing together the various different pro-Israel positions cannot disguise the fact that this strategy is facing major difficulties. In fact, last Sunday’s event may represent …

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This house believes it’s time to wake up!

Alex Davis in the Jewish Chronicle, 19/03/15
Chants of “Free Palestine” echoed around the chamber of the world’s oldest debating society, the Cambridge Union. The brightest students in the country had just passed the motion – “This House Believes Israel is a Rogue State” – and few in the audience seemed surprised. And if you’re not worried about that, you should be. For, unless we act now, we are in real danger of losing future policy-makers to …

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British Jews ever so carefully begin to criticize the occupation

Daniella Peled in Haaretz, 27/02/2015
Earlier this month, Laurence Brass, treasurer of the Board of Deputies, Anglo-Jewry’s main umbrella organization, said he would stand down from its executive and not seek reelection.
“I felt constrained not to have been able to speak out on subjects that are close to my heart, such as the treatment of the Palestinians in the occupied territories and the discrimination still being suffered by Arab citizens of Israel,” he told a plenary. His speech was …

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