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.  

Europe and the tragedy of Israel/Palestine

An article at Social Europe by Stephen Pogány, an emeritus professor of law at the University of Warwick who participated in the 2019 Yachad delegation to Israel and the West Bank.
January 3, 2020
As I learnt at first hand during a recent visit to Israel’s occupied territories, there is a widespread conviction among Palestinians that their misfortunes are attributable to Britain. It was a British foreign secretary, Arthur Balfour, who issued the eponymous declaration, in November 1917, which …

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Government confirms it will ban Israel boycotts by councils and public bodies

The Jewish Chronicle, December 19, 2019
A spokesperson for Yachad said: “As British Jews who love Israel and care for the security of our community, we are committed to fighting all forms of antisemitism, racism and bigotry. We recognize that antisemitism can be disguised as anti-Israel or pro-Israel political views.
“We believe the tactics employed by the BDS movement are misguided and wrong. However, any proposal to ban public bodies from engaging with those who express support for BDS …

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Queen’s Speech: Government to outlaw public bodies boycotting Israel

The Jewish News, December 19, 2019
Yachad, a left-wing Zionist group which campaigns against settlements, criticised the move as “harming the right to free speech” and being counter-productive in tackling antisemitic anti-Zionism,
“We believe the tactics employed by the BDS movement are misguided and wrong. However, any proposal to ban public bodies from engaging with those who express support for BDS risks harming the right to free speech, whilst doing little to combat antisemitism or …

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Anti-Occupation Jews blockade lecture by ‘extremist’ pro-settlement group in London

The Jewish Chronicle, by Ben Weich, December 5, 2019
In October, Regavim was condemned as a group of “Jewish extremists” by Yachad, a UK-based group campaigning for a two-state solution.
Yachad also said it was “disappointed” that UKLFI chose to host the group, pointing to the homophobic and anti-LGBT politics of its co-founder, Israeli MK Bezalel Smotrich.
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US says Jewish settlements in West Bank no longer ‘illegal’

The Jewish News, November 19, 2019
A spokeswoman for British Zionist organisation Yachad, which is currently leading a fact-finding trip to Israel and the West Bank, reiterated that point.
“This week we have been learning about the reality of occupation and the impact of settlements on both Palestinians and Israelis,” she said.
“No declaration by the Trump administration will change the fact that settlement expansion weakens Israel’s security by making peace harder to achieve. …

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Newly-formed activist groups hopes to offer a new solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict

The Jewish Chronicle’s Ben Weich talked to Alon Lee-Green and Sally Abed of the Jewish-Arab grassroots movement of Israel, Standing Together. Yachad hosted Alon-Lee and Sally in the UK for a week-long campus-speaker tour.
November 22, 2019 Standing Together (Omdim B’Yachad) aims to end the conflict by campaigning on issues that affect both communities It can sometimes feel as though there are as many newly-formed activist groups springing up to offer a new solution to the …

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Israel and Gaza exchange fire after IDF strike kills Islamic Jihad commander

The Jewish Chronicle, November 12, 2019
Yachad, the UK-based Jewish movement that campaigns for a two-state solution, said: “our thoughts and prayers are with the people on both sides of the Gaza border. Israelis deserve to live without being subjected to indiscriminate rocket fire. Both sides deserve to feel safe and secure.
“As tensions escalate between Israel and Gaza, it is important to remember that another round of violence will not make anyone safer, only brave political leadership …

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VIDEO: Watch the terrifying moment a rocket from Gaza hits a busy Israeli road

The Jewish News, November 12, 2019
Yachad UK, which campaigns for peace and against Israel’s presence in the West Bank said: “our thoughts and prayers are with the people on both sides of the Gaza border. Israelis deserve to live without being subjected to indiscriminate rocket fire. Both sides deserve to feel safe and secure.
“As tensions escalate between Israel and Gaza, it is important to remember that another round of violence will not make anyone safer, only brave political …

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What British Jews can learn from minorities in Israel

Yachad student Bea Mandelstam writes for The Jewish News about what British Jews can learn from minorities in Israel. When we talk about the relationship between diaspora Jews and Israel we almost always refer to the strong link between Jewish people around the globe and the world’s only Jewish state.
But as British Jews – a minority group in a democratic country – we also have much in common with minority groups in Israel. With the rising threats to our community  and other minorities …

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Behind closed doors: inside occupied Palestine

A blog from Debbie Shamir, a student at The University of Edinburgh, who wrote about lessons learnt from the recent Yachad Student Trip to Israel and the West Bank she attended.
October 28, 2019
This summer, I together with a group of British Jews spent five days exploring the complicated situation between Israel and Palestine. Despite the common misconception that all of Israel-Palestine is characterised by unsolvable conflict and violence, we spoke to several people and organisations who …

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