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.  

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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Netanyahu legitimises Jewish supremacists to keep his job

February 21, 2019
Our director, Hannah Weisfeld, wrote to the Jewish News about the new right-wing merge in Israel and explained why all of those that consider themselves friends of Israel must not conflate support for the country with support for the outright racism, homophobia and anti-democratic beliefs of the Jewish supremacists’ party – Otzma Yehudit.
Every society has marginal, radical, violent groups like Otzma Yehudit, who follow racist and anti-democratic ideologies. As …

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British Jewish groups condemn Netanyahu alliance with the Israeli far-right

The Jewish Chronicle, February 21, 2019
Yachad’s Hannah Weisfeld said the leaders of the newly merged faction “represent values that are inimical to anyone that considers themselves to be a believer in democracy, justice and Jewish values.”
Ms Weisfeld said that all friends of Israel whether that is the British government, or establishment Jewish community organisations “must speak up against this messianic, racist, terror-supporting group who falsely claims its dangerous ideology …

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Britain shouldn’t follow Donald Trump’s lead in moving the embassy to Jerusalem

The Jewish Chronicle, January 15 2019 An ex-Israeli security chief, the former chief of staff to Ehud Barak and a tech entrepreneur present the case against a unilateral move from Tel Aviv. The state of Israel was established as the democratic home for the Jewish people, in the spirit of its Declaration of Independence, as the need for such a home became evident after the holocaust of the Jewish people during the Second World War. Israel will be able to preserve its Jewish and democratic …

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Is Naftali Bennett wrong to say diaspora Jews’ relationship with Israel is in ‘crisis’?

The Jewish Chronicle December 23, 2018 Hannah Weisfeld said Mr Bennett was wrong to brush aside concerns diaspora Jews have about the conflict. “The dismissal of entirely valid concerns on the part of the diaspora of exclusionary Jewish practice and the undermining of democratic values within Israel, not least in relation to the continued occupation, is insulting to say the least,” she said. Ms Weisfeld, who set up her organisation because she felt there was no Jewish organisation …

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Civilised debate

The Jewish Chronicle leader column, December 21, 2018 This week, for example, we report the vile abuse sent to Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld after she criticised a tweet sent by the Board of Deputies. One organisation responded that Yachad supporters are ashamed to be Jewish and that “they had a name for them in Germany”.Such language is simply disgusting — and says far more about those who use it than those it is directed at.  To read the full piece click …

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