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.  

Britain’s pro-Israel groups must now decide where they stand on West Bank annexation

An op-ed from Yachad’s director, Hannah Weisfeld,  in The Jewish Chronicle  April 24, 2020 Many in the diaspora would painfully have to reinvent a Jewish life that excludes a non-democratic Israel, Yachad’s Hannah Weisfeld argues On Monday night Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue & White party, signed a long-discussed coalition agreement.
In so doing they finally ended a year of political stalemate in Israel in which the public had been to the …

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OPINION: British Jews must bring views on Israel-Palestine into the 21st century

Jack Mayorcas of the Jewish Labour Movement in The Jewish News
24 April, 2020
What would annexation mean? Would the Palestinians who suddenly found themselves inside Israel be able to vote? Send their children to Israeli schools? Use Israeli hospitals? If not, then there’s a word for a society which segregates people in such a way.
In the weeks and months to come, organisations such as the New Israel Fund and Yachad will become more and more important. It’s possible, indeed necessary, for …

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Israel education in a time of lockdown

Yachad’s Youth and Student worker Esther Craven in The Jewish News
April 1, 2020
Life under the Covid-19 crisis in the last few weeks forced all of us to constantly adapt to a changing reality. As an educator, who, in a coronavirus free world, spends her days travelling across the UK and Israel, the new reality presented me with serious and deep questions about my entire mission. Is it even possible to build meaningful relationships between young people and educate about Israel while we …

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Jewish Progressive Groups Beseech Gantz to Include Arab Lawmakers in Government Bid

Judy Maltz, Haaretz, Mar 26, 2020
Leaders of progressive Jewish organizations around the world have urged Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz to form a government that includes the Arab-led Joint List.
In a letter sent to the prime ministerial hopeful on Wednesday, leaders of nearly 20 left-wing Zionist organizations wrote that if he chose this path, “we will be there every step of the way to support you.”
“We have been appalled by the attempted exclusion from the political sphere of …

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‘The Zionist left established Israel and it almost does not exist any more’

An interview with Avi Dabush, Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights. Avi toured the UK with Yachad in March 2020.
Aleks Phillips for The Jewish Chronichle, March 22, 2020
Trying to foster a welcoming Israel has always been something close to Avi Dabush’s heart.
The director of the Rabbis for Human Rights campaign group lives in Sderot, a town bordering Gaza which is under constant threat of rocket fire.
“For our children, it’s really bad. Most of them are in treatment, including …

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Britain criticises United Nations move to list companies operating in the West Bank

The Jewish Chronicle
By Michael Daventry, February 14, 2020 Jewish groups in Britain were divided over the list.
Marie van der Zyl, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, called it “the latest example of clear and unacceptable prejudice by the UN”, saying there were more than 100 territorial disputes around the world for which no similar list had been produced.
But Yachad, the charity that campaigns for a two-state solution, said the Board’s response was …

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British Jews groups join international coalition against Trump’s peace deal

The Jewish News, February 12, 2020 Yachad, Jewish Labour Movement and Habonim Dror join groups from across the world in ‘rejecting this deal’ as being against Jewish values British Jewish groups have joined an unprecedented international coalition of Jewish organisations united against Donald Trump’s proposed Middle East peace deal.
Yachad, Jewish Labour Movement and Habonim Dror joined the UK branches of organisations such as New Israel Fund, Meretz and Rabbis for Human Rights to …

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Global Coalition against Trump’s ‘sham’ Middle East peace plan

The Jewish Chronicle, February 12, 2020
By Rosa Doherty
The Jewish Labour Movement is among 25 organisations from around the world to sign a joint statement against President Trump’s “sham deal” Middle East peace plan, which promises to keep Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital.
Mr Trump’s plan, which proposes an independent Palestinian state, includes US recognition of Israeli annexation of settlements in the occupied West Bank.
The statement drafted by prominent liberal …

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There’s nothing pro-Israel about Trump’s peace plan

Our Deputy Director, Maya Ilany, in the Independent
January 29, 2020
Yesterday US President Donald Trump, alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, unveiled his “deal of the century” for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Indeed, conservative commentators were in agreement that this is the best deal Israel could have ever hoped for.
The deal – which wasn’t negotiated with Palestinian leaders, and was announced without a single Palestinian present – greenlights …

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