David Blair in The Telegraph 12/11/15 Almost a quarter of British Jews would support “sanctions against Israel” under some conditions and 75 per cent believe that settlement expansion is an “obstacle” to peace, according to a survey to be released on Thursday. The opinion poll, conducted by Ipsos-MORI and published by City University, shows that many British Jews oppose some of the central policies of Israel’s leadership. In particular, 75 per cent believe the …... READ MORE »
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.
Marcus Dysch in the Jewish Chronicle, 24/9/15
Supporters of Israel could find a warm welcome in the new-look Liberal Democrats, party members suggested this week.
The election of Tim Farron as party leader following the crushing general election result in May – in which the party was reduced to eight MPs after losing 49 seats – was said to provide a new opportunity for previously disenchanted Israel advocates to return to the fold.
As the party’s annual conference began in …
Marcus Dysch in the Jewish Chronicle, 21/9/15
Supporters of Israel could find a warm welcome in the new-look Liberal Democrats, party members suggested this week as delegates attended their annual conference.
The election of Tim Farron as party leader following the crushing general election result in May – in which the party was reduced to eight MPs after losing 49 seats – was said to be providing a new opportunity for previously disenchanted Israel advocates to return to the fold.
As the …
Robert Cohen in Writing from the Edge, 16/9/15
The merits of being on multiple, and contradictory, campaign mailing lists is that I get both sides of the story on Israel/Palestine dropping into my inbox each day.
Last week I was strongly encouraged to join demonstrations both fervently for and adamantly against the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to London.
Netanyahu was meeting British Prime Minister, David Cameron, at 10 Downing Street to discuss a ‘range of issues …
Jewish News, 9/9/15
A bitter war of words erupted between the Board of Deputies and Yachad on Wednesday, after more than 700 people signed a letter of protest to Benjamin Netanyahu, saying he should be doing more to achieve peace.
Yachad’s open letter to the Israeli PM expressed “deep concern that Israel is moving further away from peace and that Israel’s democratic and Jewish values are becoming seriously eroded”.
But in a furious response, Board President Jonathan Arkush laid into …
Josh Jackman in The Jewish Chronicle, 9/9/15
Hundreds of activists brought Whitehall to a standstill during a major protest on Wednesday around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to London.
Chief Inspector Stephen Manger told the JC that there were 57 police in the area, “close to 1,000 Palestinians and around 500 Israel supporters.”
Anti-Israel protesters were seen waving Hizbollah and Hamas flags and making antisemitic remarks as the demonstration took place …
The Jewish Chronicle, 9/9/15
The Board of Deputies president has criticised one of its member organisations for challenging Israel’s commitment to peace.
Yachad, which supports a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict, published an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron in which it expressed concern that Israel was “moving further away from a resolution to the conflict”.
It said it believed Israel was in a position to make the possibility of an peace agreement more …
Charlotte Oliver in The Jewish Chronicle, 30/7/15
British Jewish groups have waded into an international row over the planned demolition of 37 Palestinian homes in the West Bank.
A group of 30 rabbis and UK-based advocacy group Yachad this week condemned a recent Israeli High Court order for the houses in Sussiya to be dismantled.
The rabbis, under the name the British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights wrote to Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub, urging him to “do …
Gordon Smith in Jewish News 12/6/15
It was with some trepidation that I joined a trip to the South Hebron Hills organised by Yachad. I come from a family of Zionists and lived in Israel from 1948 to 1956. We have a home in Tel Aviv, where our daughter lives with her family, having made aliyah some 20 years ago. We left our comfortable Tel Aviv bubble to join 20 other participants on a coach journey to a small Palestinian village called Susiya in the southern-most tip of the West Bank.
We were …
Gabriel Pogrund in Jewish News, 7/5/15
No. 6: Hannah Weisfeld Age:28
Hannah is the director and founder of Yachad, the pro-Israel, pro-peace NGO which campaigns for a two-state solution. She has developed a reputation as one of the community’s most compelling advocates of liberal Zionism and someone who will make her case in practically any forum, including Israel Apartheid Week talks and sometimes hostile Jewish societies.
Under her leadership, Yachad has won membership of the Board of …