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.  

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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Hundreds sign letter demanding Board of Deputies condemn Israel annexation

The Jewish News, Mathilde Frot, May 11, 2020
Hundreds of community members have signed an open letter demanding the Board of Deputies condemn Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
As of Monday, more than 560 people have put their names to the open letter, addressed to the Board of Deputies’ honorary officers. Among the signatories, described in the letter as “British Jews who support Israel’s right to thrive as a Jewish and democratic state”, were 10 rabbis and the …

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500 youth group members back call for Board to speak out against ‘West Bank annexation’

The Jewish Chronicle, Lee Harpin, May 10, 2020 More than 500 UK Jewish students and youth movement members have put their names to a letter urging the Board of Deputies to speak out against what they claim are the Israeli government’s plans for the ‘’unilateral annexation of the West Bank”.’
The letter, sent to the Board’s honorary officers, warns that the organisation’s historical support for a negotiated two-state solution with the Palestinians will be ‘’impossible to …

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Rally against Netanyahu’s exploitation of Covid-19 to further annexation

A piece by Yachad Youth member, Ella Taylor, in The Jewish News
May 5, 2020 The age old threat to ‘annex’ the West Bank has been proposed by Israeli politicians since the land was first occupied in 1967.
However, these threats have become more pressing as Netanyahu has negotiated a deal with Benny Gantz to bring parts of Palestinian land under permanent Israeli control. This proposal is not only a far cry from being the “peace plan” President Trump suggests, but it would bring the …

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