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.  

Israel’s BDS ban embraces logic of the boycott movement

Ethan Schwartz, The Jewish News, 9 March 2017
Another week, another highly contentious offering from Israel’s governing coalition.
Last time, it was a law retroactively legalising the theft of privately-owned Palestinian land in the West Bank. This time, it’s a new law preventing entry to Israel by anyone who publicly calls for boycotts of Israel or any territory under Israel’s control (emphasis mine), which, by definition, includes the West Bank Settlements.
The results of this new ban …

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Concerns raised about Israel’s anti-boycott law

Orlando Radice, The Jewish Chronicle, March 9 2017
“Hannah Weisfeld, director of the pro-peace advocacy group, Yachad, said the Israeli government was shooting itself in the foot. ‘Regardless of the rights and wrongs of the BDS movement, legislating against people’s right to use boycott as a form of protest is problematic. There are very mixed opinions among the Jewish community around the settlements in particular. I worry this could open a diplomatic crisis between Israel and …

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Israel parliament approves travel ban for foreign supporters of BDS movement

Lizzie Dearden, The Independent, 7 March 2017
“Hannah Weisfeld, the director of British Jewish organisation Yachad, said there were concerns regular visitors with relatives in Israel could be caught up in the ban.
‘Whilst BDS does not attract significant or mainstream support within Jewish communities, there is a live debate about the settlements with, according to research, the overwhelming majority of the community in UK believing the settlements are a barrier to peace,’ she …

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Burying the two-state solution with common theft

Ethan Schwartz, The Jewish News, 8 February 2017
If you want to bury the two-state solution, this is the way to do it. In the two and a half weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President, the Israeli government has approved 5500 new homes in settlements across the West Bank, and a further 500 in East Jerusalem. Now, they’ve forced through what’s variously been described as the “land regularisation”, “legalisation”, and “outpost” bill. “Common theft” seems more …

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UK Jewish groups join government in condemning Israeli settlement law

7 February 2017, The Jewish News
Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld said: “This is a disastrous step, taken in blatant disregard for both Israeli and international law. It will do significant damage, both to the possibility of a political resolution to the conflict and to the rule of law in Israel.”
Echoing Livni, she added: “The Knesset has now legalised the theft of land owned by non-citizens in territory outside its legal jurisdiction. This demonstrates that the commitment to peace …

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Knesset votes to ‘legalise’ settler homes

February 7, 2017, The Jewish Chronicle
“Yachad, the British group campaigning for a two-state solution, condemned the legalisation law as “disastrous”, echoing former Israeli Foreign minister Tzipi Livni who described it as “legitimising theft”.
The British government also criticised the new law.”
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Evening Standard, Friday 27 January

Our letter in the Evening Standard on the importance of the two-state solution:
The conflict between Israel and Palestine is back in the headlines after recent reports claimed President Trump may be shifting US policy away from promoting the two-state solution.
As a response to this, Israel’s government has seized the opportunity and in the past week, announced thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements.
Before proclaiming its imminent demise, though, it is important to recognise why …

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Israel approves 2,500 new settlement homes in West Bank

The Jewish News, 24 January 2017
Israel has approved 2,500 new settlement homes in the West Bank.
Defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said he and prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had agreed on the approval “in response to housing needs”.
He said the majority of the housing units will be built in settlement blocs, areas where most settlers live and whichIsrael wants to keep under its control under any future peace deal with the Palestinians.
The election of US president Donald Trump has …

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Israel announces 2,500 new settler homes to be built in the West Bank

Marcus Dysch, Jewish Chronicle, 24 January 2017
Israel has announced it will build 2,500 new homes for settlers in the West Bank.
The decision was confirmed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman, Defence Minister, this afternoon.
Mr Netanyahu said it was a sign that Israel would not change its policy in the West Bank.
“I have agreed with the defence minister on 2,500 units in Judea and Samaria. We are building, and will continue to build,” he tweeted.
Mr Lieberman said …

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Trump: Key questions for the new president

The Jewish News, 19 January 2017
As America prepares for a new president, analysts and Jewish figures in the UK admit to being ‘stumped by Trump’, with more questions than answers on what he might mean for Israel…
In a forecasting report on the Middle East, published this week by BICOM, the UK-Israel think-tank said: “The policy direction of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration in the Middle East is the big unknown for the Middle East in 2017.”
Jewish Leadership Council …

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