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.  

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.
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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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If Jewish organisations stay silent on worrying developments in Israel, they doom us to parochialism

Yachad’s board member, Amos Schonfield, argues you cannot avoid politics by saying nothing
The Jewish Chronicle, March 22, 2019 We have come to expect communal institutions that speak out. But tricking ourselves into thinking that Israel advocacy or a policy of silence against Israel’s far-right Jewish Power is politically neutral is unrealistic and dated thinking that dooms us to parochialism.
Remaining silent is a deeply political statement. Read the full piece …

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Occupation preoccupations

Letter from our Youth and Student Outreach Worker, Esther Craven, in the Jewish Chronicle, March 15, 2019. Occupation preoccupations
Anna Roiser (Letters, March 8) is right about our community’s inability to talk about the occupation. But this can change. If we follow the lead of young members of the community we can hold serious, nuanced and meaningful conversations on this issue.
This week, I’ve been on a university tour with an Israeli veteran who broke her silence about her military …

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Young Jews will not be Bullied into Silence About the Occupation

The Jewish News, March 11, 2019
Student activist at Yachad Guy Domb reflects on attending a talk with Merphie Bubis of Breaking the Silence at his university:
Young Jewish students who want to see peace in Israel-Palestine make an effort to learn about the many complex issues that impact the region, including the occupation. And while young people engage in difficult conversations about the occupation because they want it to end, it seems Bloom and his colleagues are more interested in bullying …

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OPINION: Our support for Israel must never be blind

The Jewish News, March 1, 2019
Noah Libson, Yachad’s under 35s representative to the Board of Deputies, on making space in the communal conversation for those who vehemently oppose the Israeli Government.
While on the Yachad student trip, I was lucky enough to participate in a tour run by Breaking the Silence in 2017, and it is not an over-exaggeration to say that it was one of the most powerful tours I have been on. 
I was shocked to see how the division of the city of Hebron had …

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