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.  

Three leaders, but only one can win in the battle for the Board’s top job

Jewish Chronicle, 6/5/15 The vote for Board of Deputies president takes place this month. Here the candidates answer the JC’s questions
JONATHAN ARKUSH
Jonathan Arkush has represented Borehamwood and Elstree United Synagogue since 1984. He is 60, married to Carol, with three married children. He is a barrister specialising in property and probate law, a mediator and deputy judge at the Royal Courts of Justice. Since 2009 he has been vice-president of the Board and chaired its defence and …

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Students fund lawyer for Palestinian children

Sandy Rashty in the Jewish Chronicle, 16/4/15
Jewish students have helped raise more than £15,000 for a lawyer to represent Palestinian minors interrogated by Israeli officials.
Around 30 university students took part in fund-raising activities for Kids Court in Conflict, a campaign run by the youth branch of the left-leaning Yachad group.
The amount they collected was matched by a private British Jewish donor to total £30,000, to fund an Israeli lawyer to work on the West Bank for 14 …

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Yachad backs Zionist Federation for Yom Ha’atzmaut

Jewish News, 1/4/15
Yachad is among a host of organisations backing a Zionist Federation celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut – marking the first time the two organisations have worked together on an event.
The pro-Israel pro-peace body is promoting Young ZF’s after-show young professionals party on 23 April, alongside charities including UJIA, Kisharon and JNF.
It comes just over a year after the ZF rejected Yachad’s bid to become an affiliate member amid a bitter war of words.
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Loosening of the Zionist bond

Keith Kahn-Harris in the Jewish Chronicle, 26/3/15
Last Sunday’s We Believe In Israel conference brought together a broad coalition of the British pro-Israel community under a “big tent” in order to oppose the “delegitimisation” of the Jewish state. However, the apparent success in bringing together the various different pro-Israel positions cannot disguise the fact that this strategy is facing major difficulties. In fact, last Sunday’s event may represent …

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This house believes it’s time to wake up!

Alex Davis in the Jewish Chronicle, 19/03/15
Chants of “Free Palestine” echoed around the chamber of the world’s oldest debating society, the Cambridge Union. The brightest students in the country had just passed the motion – “This House Believes Israel is a Rogue State” – and few in the audience seemed surprised. And if you’re not worried about that, you should be. For, unless we act now, we are in real danger of losing future policy-makers to …

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British Jews ever so carefully begin to criticize the occupation

Daniella Peled in Haaretz, 27/02/2015
Earlier this month, Laurence Brass, treasurer of the Board of Deputies, Anglo-Jewry’s main umbrella organization, said he would stand down from its executive and not seek reelection.
“I felt constrained not to have been able to speak out on subjects that are close to my heart, such as the treatment of the Palestinians in the occupied territories and the discrimination still being suffered by Arab citizens of Israel,” he told a plenary. His speech was …

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Cambridge students brand Israel a rogue state

Naomi Firsht in the Jewish Chronicle, 6/3/15
Students at Cambridge University have voted overwhelmingly that Israel is rogue state.
A debate at prestigious debating society, the Cambridge Union Society, which put forward the motion “This house believes that Israel is a rogue state” was passed last night by 51 per cent to 19 per cent against and 30 per cent abstaining.
President of the Board of Deputies Vivian Wineman was on the panel at the packed debate with Yachad director Hannah …

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The Kids Court in Conflict Campaign and the Complexity of Competing Moral Duties

Michael Goldin in new voices, 6/13/15
It wasn’t until I had left school and went to study in an Israeli yeshiva that I understood the implications of occupation. Until then, my lack of engagement with the issue meant I uncritically acquiesced to a status quo that disenfranchised millions, subjecting them to military rule. During my time in Israel, I made an effort to study the state’s history and engage with the complex issues surrounding that history and the occupation. It was the first …

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Why I’d never vote for Yachad 20/11/14

By Geoffrey Alderman Jewish Chronicle 20/11/14 Last Sunday, the Board of Deputies of British Jews voted to admit Yachad into Board membership by 135 votes to 61, the necessary two-thirds majority being achieved by just five votes.
Yachad professes to be a Zionist (or at least a “pro-Israel, pro-peace”) body and since its foundation in 2011 has lobbied furiously for the so-called “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Arab conflict.
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Yachad Included in British Jewry’s Tent — Barely 17/11/14

Hannah Weisfeld in Forward 17/11/14 2:55 pm
n a historic move on Sunday, the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) voted overwhelmingly to admit Yachad into the umbrella organization.
Yachad was set up in 2011 to build support within the British Jewish community for a two-state solution. Its work involves both education and grassroots advocacy. Securing 135 votes in support, against 61 “no” votes, Yachad reached the two-thirds majority required for inclusion according to the constitution …

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