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.  

Labour’s annexed-settlement goods ban is the opposite of BDS

Yachad’s Director, Hannah Weisfeld, in The Jewish Chronicle
June 29, 2020
The Labour Party recently announced that it would call for a ban on imports of West Bank settlement produce should Israel embark on the unilateral annexation of the West Bank.
The Shadow Middle East minister Wayne David outlined the policy several weeks ago, and over the weekend, shadow Foreign Minister, Lisa Nandy, reiterated that this was the position of the Labour Party.
In response, the Board of Deputies …

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JLM: Keir Starmer has passed a major test of leadership

Labour List, Joshua Garfield, June 28, 2020
The insinuation that Israel had a role to play in murdering George Floyd is false and irresponsible because it deflects from the systemic racism that is killing Black people, and because it fuels Jew hatred. The Israeli government is responsible for many crimes; its police are not immune to anti-Black racism and its proposed annexation of the Jordan Valley has been rightfully condemned across the political spectrum. At the Jewish Labour Movement, …

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More than 1000 European politicians sign letter against Israel annexation plans

The Jewish Chronicle, 24 June 2020
More than 1,000 parliamentarians from across Europe have signed a letter opposing Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank,
The 1,080 signatories, which included 240 MPs and peers, said the Israeli move would be “fatal to the prospects of Palestinian-Israeli peace”.
They expressed “serious concern” over American President Donald Trump’s peace plan, published earlier this year, and the “imminent prospect” of Israeli annexation of territory …

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Opponents of annexation in UK Jewish community loudest, despite neutrality

The Jerusalem Post,  Jeremy Sharon, June 15, 2020
As plans advance in Israel to implement the components of the Trump peace plan allowing for the annexation of parts of the West Bank, debate on the issue has heightened not only in the Jewish state, but also in the Jewish Diaspora, no more so than in the UK.
Public letters, op-eds, and lobbying motions deliberating on annexation have all been sent, published and deliberated on as the community debates the issue and examines what stance, if any, …

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Young British Jews stage impromptu Black Lives Matter solidarity protest in Hampstead Garden Suburb

The Jewish Chronicle, Lee Harpin, June 14, 2020
The event had been organised by a loose-knit grouping of young Jews on a Facebook group titled Jews in Solidarity with BLM – North London Protest.
While representatives from groups such as the Jewish Labour Movement and Yachad were present, one organiser said it was “heartening to see how many people had just come along spontaneously – not just the usual …

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Campaign launched to block Israeli settlements minister as ambassador to UK

The National, Callum Paton, June 12, 2020
The liberal British Jewish group Yachad has also responded with hostility to the outspoken politician’s new role.
Ms Hotovely’s appointment coincides with an open letter written to the current Israeli Ambassador, Mark Regev, from 40 leading Jewish figures denouncing Israel’s annexation plans.
Sir Ben Helfgott, one of Britain’s most famous Holocaust survivors, the historian Sir Simon Schama and the former Conservative foreign secretary Sir …

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Israel confirms settlements minister Tzipi Hotovely as next envoy to Britain

The Jewish News, June 11, 2020
The Israeli government put further pressure on diaspora relations this week by confirming the appointment of the pro-annexation Settlements Minister Tzipi Hotovely as Israel’s next ambassador to the UK.
A member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, Hotovely is a religious-nationalist committed to a one-state solution of ‘Greater Israel’ that includes the West Bank, and has made a series of incendiary comments on Temple Mount, Palestinians, …

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Israeli Settlements Minister Tzipi Hotovely accepts post of new UK ambassador

The Jewish Chronicle, Aleks Phillips, June 11, 2020
Israeli Settlements Minister Tzipi Hotovely has agreed to be the next ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Speaking on Army Radio, the Likud politician said she had accepted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to replace Mark Regev when his term ends this summer.
“It is undoubtedly one of the most senior positions in the foreign service,” Ms Hotovely said. “Within Europe, Britain is terribly important and very friendly [to Israel], …

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Yachad unites with J-Street in global campaign against Israeli annexation

The Jewish New, June 2, 2020,
British Jews have helped launch a global Jewish coalition to protest the proposed Israeli annexation of large chunks of the West Bank from next month.
Jewish groups from the UK joined peers from the US, Europe, South Africa and Australia in calling on lawmakers and leaders to “take urgent action to prevent annexation” of the major settlements and the Jordan Valley. The coalition includes London-based Zionist organisation Yachad and the American group J-Street, …

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‘Young unapologetic Zionists’ release pro-annexation video

Lee Harpin, The Jewish Chronicle, June 2, 2020  It follows an ongoing campaign led by the left-wing UK group Yachad, which has released videos and orchestrated petitions signed by up to 1,000 British Jews voicing opposition to the annexation plans. Together with US lobby group J-Street, Yachad yesterday launched a new global campaign to oppose annexation, called Global Jewish …

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