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.  

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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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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