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.  

Drum roll… Forty Under 40: The countdown continues – 20 to 11!

The Jewish News, May 28, 2020 
19. Ella Rose, 26
Ella is a former national director of the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) and ex-president of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS). The 26-year-old has played a “pivotal role” in the fight against antisemitism in the Labour movement and in revitalising the JLM. The previous winner of Jewish News’ Top 25 under 25 list, Ella has been a remarkable ambassador for the Jewish community, often in the face of relentless abuse. She is now public …

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Instead of talking about the youth the Board should talk to us

Yachad Youth member, Amy Goodman, write for The Jewish News
22 May, 2020
The Board of Deputies must speak up against annexation. Over 500 young people signed an open letter asking the Board of Deputies to represent our values and speak up against unilateral annexation of West Bank territory. Looking at the list of signatories makes it clear that this issue concerns young people from across denominations and affiliations, from Bnei Akiva to LJY, from StandWithUs to Na’amod. It is truly hard …

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Drum roll… Forty Under 40: The countdown continues – 30 to 21!

The Jewish News, May 22, 2020
24. Hannah Weisfeld, 38 A “fearless advocate” for a lasting solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict through a negotiated settlement, Hannah is the founder of Yachad.
Under her direction, the ‘pro-Israel, pro-peace’ non-governmental organisation has secured membership on the Board of Deputies and significantly expanded its offering to include day trips in East Jerusalem with Israel tour participants.
The 38-year-old, who advises government ministers, has …

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Annexation Means AIPAC Can Pack Up and Go Home

Keith Kahn-Harris in Haaretz, 21 May, 2020 The still-widespread argument that Diaspora Jews should never criticize Israel publicly ensures that some of the most vociferous defenders of Israel may end up making impassioned arguments for Israeli actions that they privately think are disastrous.
This passionate amorality has become increasingly anachronistic in recent years. The growth of liberal Zionist groups like J Street in the U.S. and Yachad in the UK stem from the difficulty that …

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A muffled consensus serves not Israel but her enemies

Melanie Phillips, Israel Hayom, May 15, 2020
In Britain, some 500 young Jews have called upon the community’s main leadership body, the Board of Deputies, to speak out against “annexation,” which they claim would make a “two-state solution” impossible to achieve.
Their call has been echoed in a letter signed by 33 board members, ranging politically from a Conservative MP to the left-wing group Yachad, who claim that “annexation” would cause large …

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A generational divide in British Jewry?

The Jewish News, Keith Kahn-Harris, 14 May, 2020 A generational divide in British Jewry? For some years now, the spectre of inter-generational conflict over Israel has been haunting the UK and other Diaspora Jewish communities. In the US, the ‘distancing hypothesis’ – that argues that young Jews are becoming alienated from an Israel that no longer reflects their values – has been widely debated. In the UK, phenomena such as ‘Kaddish for Gaza’ have been interpreted in some quarters …

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Palestinian UK envoy links Israeli annexation plan to need to learn ‘lessons’ of WW2

The Jewish Chronicle, Lee Harpin, May 14, 2020 At the end of the interview, Ms Weisfield said “not everybody was happy” in the community about Yachad staging the conversation with Mr Zomlot.
She said: “For us it is extremely important that we open these channels of communication. There is a reality we won’t agree with everything that people say to us.
“We at Yachad have always been open to hosting people whose views we don’t share. It is important we were …

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Debate: Should the Board of Deputies condemn Israeli annexation plans?

The Jewish News, 13 May, 2020 Two deputies set out their arguments as to whether the body should weigh in on Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank As dozens of representatives of synagogues and youth groups across the UK signed a letter urging the Board of Deputies to vocally oppose Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank, we spoke to two deputies on either side of the debate. FOR
Board cannot justify silence
Tal Ofer, deputy for Chigwell and Hainault SynagogueThe …

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33 deputies urge Board to condemn Israel’s annexation plans

The Jewish News, Mathilde Frot, May 13, 2020 
Thirty-three elected representatives at the Board of Deputies have signed a letter demanding the organisation’s honorary officers condemn Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
Among the letter’s signatories are Sir Ivan Lawrence, the former Conservative MP and chair of the parliamentary group Conservatives Friends of Israel, Ella Rose, the former director of the Jewish Labour Movement, Tal Ofer and Yachad’s former chair …

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Board receives new letter demanding it condemns Israel’s annexation plans

The Jewish Chronicle, Lee Harpin, May 13, 2020
Thirty-three Board of Deputies members have signed a letter demanding the organisation’s honorary officers condemn Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
Among the letter’s signatories are Sir Ivan Lawrence, the former Conservative MP and ex-chair of the parliamentary group Conservatives Friends of Israel; Ella Rose, the former director of the Jewish Labour Movement, Tal Ofer; and Yachad’s former chair, Gideon …

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