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.  

Airbnb has reaffirmed Israel’s legitimacy within the Green Line by removing West Bank properties

November 21, 2018
Our deputy director, Maya Ilany, wrote to The Jewish Chronicle about why supporters of Israel should be glad to see an international brand like Airbnb recognising Israel’s legitimacy and actively encouraging tourists to visit it.
Contrary to Airbnb’s critics, the company has effectively reaffirmed Israel’s legitimacy as a sovereign state within the Green Line.
The company continues to advertise Israeli properties within that border and any supporter of Israel should be …

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Airbnb removing listings in West Bank settlements

The Jewish News, November 20, 2018
Airbnb’s decision was welcomed by British Jewish group Yachad as being “consistent with agreements Israel itself has signed with the European Union, which excludes settlements”.
Airbnb had said it thought long and hard about pulling out of the settlements, because it believed “people-to-people travel has considerable value,” but Yachad said: “Building settlements in the occupied territories is not bringing people together. It is blocking any chance …

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The former West Bank settler who says he wants to make Israel a better place

In November 2018 Yachad has hosted a series of events in the Jewish community and on university campuses with a former radical settler turned anti-settlement campaigner, Shabtay Bendet.
During his tour, Shabtay was interviewed by The Jewish Chronicle’s Ben Weich. Shabtay, 46, came to the UK for the first time this month to spread his message of co-existence in university campuses. His activism comes with a price — in the form of abuse, threats and intimidation. Usually it takes place …

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British Jews and Israel – how is the relationship evolving? A symposium | Hannah Weisfeld and Maya Ilany

Fathom Journal, November 2018
Yachad’s director and deputy director, Hannah Weisfeld and Maya Ilany, talk to Fathom about the Anglo-Jewish community and its relationship to Israel.
 
“It is because we are willing to criticise the occupation and anti-liberal trends in Israel, as opposed to ignoring them, that we are able to win the argument in favour of Israel.”
 
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Brazil’s president-elect plans to move country’s embassy to Jerusalem

The Jewish News
November 2, 2018
 
The move was condemned by Yachad, a British group who campaign against Israel’s presence in the West Bank. They said on Twitter: “Attempts to alter Jerusalem’s geopolitical status should take place within the context of negotiated agreements, not unilateral declarations. There will be no ‘ultimate deal’ between Israelis and Palestinians without both Israeli and Palestinian capitals in Jerusalem.”
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The example Uri Avnery set was without fear or bias

A piece by Yachad’s Amos Schonfield and Maya Ilany in The Jewish News
August 20, 2018
The main theme of Avnery’s life, the idea of the pioneering spirit, is more impressive when we look back. He lived out his Zionist ideals throughout the 1930s and 40s and fought to realise what became State of Israel. He was among the earliest proponents of justice and peace, calling for a political settlement to the Israeli occupation in 1967. Whether it was losing a place in the pantheon of …

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Veteran Israeli peace campaigner Uri Avnery dies aged 94

Jewish News August 20, 2018
Anti-occupation group Yachad paid tribute to the 94-year-old campaigner, saying he “fought for the establishment of the State of Israel, and as a peace fighter, he fought for its character as a Jewish and democratic state.
“A pioneer of investigative journalism in Israel Avnery was always one step ahead of everyone else, challenging the status quo. Never preaching without practising.”
“The eternal optimist did not get to see his vision of peace coming true, …

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Israel cannot destroy Hamas. The only option left is to talk to them

A piece by our deputy director, Maya Ilany, in The Jewish Chronicle. 09 August 2018
“The truth is there is no military solution and both sides know that this round of violence can only end with an agreement – most likely one which is identical to the one that is currently on offer. The question now is how much blood will be spilled to get there. A far-sighted leadership would pursue an agreement now.”
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Labour’s antisemitism failure means it cannot be a credible critic of Israel

A piece by Yachad’s Director Hannah Weisfeld and Alex Sobel MP in The Guardian. 09 August 2018
“Imagine if the British government was the Labour party in its current form, unable to resolve an antisemitism crisis, and it wanted to criticise Israel’s decision to adopt the “nation state” law. The law has been heavily criticised within Israel and beyond, including by both of us. The British Jewish organisation, Yachad, encouraged its supporters to “speak up in opposition …

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Board of Deputies criticises Israel’s new ‘regressive’ Nation State law

The Jewish Chronicle, July 19, 2018.
Yachad, the campaign group for a two-state solution, condemned it.
“As British Jews who enjoy the protection of our rights as a minority in the UK, we must speak up in opposition to this racist bill which turns minorities in Israel into second class citizens,” a spokesman said.
“This bill is a gift to all those who seek to deny the Jewish people’s right to self-determination and endangers the future of the Jewish homeland.”
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