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.  

Left-wing group Yachad an ‘increasingly important player’ in Westminster, claims Labour MP Stephen Twigg

A report about the Yachad Gala in the Jewish Chronicle, 25 June 2019
By Lee Harpin
Stephen Twigg and former Middle East Minister Alistair Burt deliver messages of support for left-wing group who claim British Jews have ‘vital role’ to play in helping resolve Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians. Former Labour Friends of Israel chair Stephen Twigg has claimed that left-wing Zionist organisation Yachad “reflects the reality” of differing opinion within the Jewish …

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How an Israeli minister found himself meeting members of a group plotting to blow up the Dome of the Rock

An article by Shai Gal in the Jewish Chronicle, May 3, 2019
Shai Gal is the director and creator of the film “The Jewish Underground”. The film’s screening is sponsored by Yachad and will take place in London on May 9 as part of Seret Festival.
Together with the changes in the political landscape in Israel and the establishment of the right-wing in government, some of the members of Jewish Underground returned to the centere of public life and filled key positions in the halls of power, …

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The former IDF operative who thinks Israelis need to talk more about life in the occupied West Bank

Interview in the Jewish Chronicle: Breaking the Silence’s Merphie Bubis defended her group against accusations of being an ‘enemy within’
Rosa Doherty, April 14, 2019  Speaking to the JC at the end of a UK tour last month hosted by Yachad, which saw her visiting university campuses and community centres, she says for a “non-Israeli citizen to say that about me is something quite bizarre. I live there, I was in the army.
“I have Canadian citizenship, I could go there if I …

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UK Jewish groups congratulate Netanyahu but lament election’s ‘deeply alarming rhetoric’

The Jewish Chronicle, April 11, 2019
Yachad Director, Hannah Weisfeld said whilst Mr Netanyahu is set to form a government, “a significant number of people in Israel voted for change and this is a reason to remain hopeful.
“With Netanyahu looking set to build the next coalition and bring into it some of the most extreme voices, supporters of Israel like us must continue to speak out loudly for a vision of Israel grounded in the values enshrined in Israel’s Declaration of …

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Israeli election: Benjamin Netanyahu set for historic fifth term

The Jewish News, April 10, 2019
Almost 200 progressive British Jews watched the election results come in at the JW3 culture centre in Finchley, listening to a panel of Israeli and Palestinian experts convened by Yachad, New Israel Fund and One Voice.
Reacting to the results, Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld said: “Whilst we may be set to witness the formation of another Netanyahu led government, a significant number of people in Israel voted for change and this is a reason to remain …

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Benjamin Netanyahu is racist, US presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke says

The Jewish Chronicle, April 8, 2019
Hannah Weisfeld, the director of UK-based pro-peace movement Yachad, said Mr Netanyahu’s announcement “shows the extent to which he is willing to completely undermine the possibility of any kind of resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict”.
She added: “His words should serve as alarm bells to supporters of Israel who understand that Israel cannot survive as a Jewish and democratic state, without the conflict being resolved.
“The question we …

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Condemnation of Netanyahu’s ‘alarming’ pledge to annex West Bank settlements

The Jewish News, April 08, 2019
“Netanyahu’s announcement shows the extent to which he is willing to completely undermine the possibility of any kind of resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict,” said Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld.
“His words should serve as alarm bells to supporters of Israel who understand that Israel cannot survive as a Jewish and democratic state, without the conflict being resolved.”
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Israel and Gaza: A broken record

The Jewish News, April 02, 2019
Our deputy director, Maya Ilany, explains why the Israeli government – if it is genuinely interested in security – should replace the empty slogans about ‘destroying Hamas’ with a strategic plan to improve living conditions in the Gaza strip.
Albert Einstein said that “insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results”. Yet for ten years, Israel’s government has been trying the exact same remedy …

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They say today that peace is impossible. They said the same about Israel and Egypt 40 years ago

Yachad’s incoming chair, Simon Saide, writes in the Jewish Chronicle about the 40-year anniversary of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty.
March 26, 2019
40 years on, there are still those who argue that peace is impossible. They say now what was said then: that they are in favour of peace in principle but that now is not the right time, that there is no real partner, that the status quo may even be better.
Begin shared such concerns and acknowledged that the fight for peace is not an easy one, …

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British Jewish group Yachad says the UK has lost a ‘thoughtful and highly respected minister’

The Jewish News. March 26, 2019
Alistair Burt MP resigned as Middle East minister on Monday to vote against the Government on a Brexit-related motion.
At an event for Jewish group Yachad last year, he told the audience that the British Government viewed as “unacceptable” Israel’s demolition of homes in Palestinian villages in the West Bank, but was equally unequivocal in condemning terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis.
“The UK has lost a thoughtful and highly respected …

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