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.  

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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British Jewry umbrella votes to include ‘pro-Israel, pro-peace’ group 17/11/14

Jewish Times Israel 17/11/14
The umbrella organization for British Jewry accepted for membership a group that backed the recent nonbinding parliamentary vote recognizing a Palestinian state.
On Sunday, the Board of Deputies of British Jewry voted 135 to 61 to accept Yachad UK, which calls itself “pro-Israel, pro-peace.” The group supports a two-state solution and takes British Jews on fact-finding tours of the West Bank.
The group needed a two-thirds majority for acceptance, and the vote …

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Yachad accepted onto Board of Deputies 17/11/14

Jewish News 17/11/14
A controversial motion to accept Yachad UK as a member of the Board of Deputies has overwhelmingly passed by 135 votes to 61.
Sunday’s vote sees the ‘pro-Israel, pro-peace movement for British Jews’, which some members of the community have attacked for being too critical of Israel, finally given official communal representation.
Yachad director Hannah Weisfeld told Jewish News: “We are delighted to have been accepted into the Board of Deputies with an overwhelming …

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All a -Board 17/11/14

Gabriel Webber On Changing the Board It was symbolic that Charedi observers attended the Board of Deputies plenary yesterday. Their arrival finally closed a rift that began in the 1970s, when the Board was faced with another one of those ‘there’ll be a walkout either way’ moments – in that case, over whether or not to recognise the religious leaders of the Reform and Liberal movements.
I’d already noticed the parallel before I knew that the Charedim were coming along: the …

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Yachad at the Board – No big deal 16/11/14

Arieh Kovler in Times of Isreal 16/11/14
Today Yachad was admitted as a member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Some people think that this was a critically important step in ensuring all Jewish voices are heard. Others think it was a shameful anti-Israel moment for the Board and all British Jews.
I think it wasn’t especially important.
Read more: Yachad at the Board – No big deal | Arieh Kovler | The Blogs | The Times of Israel …

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Britain’s top Jewish body votes in favor of adding pro-peace group to its ranks 16/11/14

Anshel Pfeffer in Haaretz The British Jewish community’s main representative body, the Board of Deputies, voted Sunday on accepting the pro-peace group Yachad to its ranks.
Yachad supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and among its other activities, takes British Jews on fact-finding tours of the West Bank.
The group has divided opinion in the past, when the British Zionist Federation refused to accept Yachad as an affiliated organization, despite its clear …

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Youth tells Board: vote for Yachad, or face alienating young 4/11/14

Jewish News 4/11/14 Jewish and Zionist youth leaders have appealed to the Board of Deputies to give representation to political campaign group Yachad to avoid ”alienating” a large section of the younger community.
The appeal, by way of a letter signed by UJS President Ella Rose and movement workers from BBYO, Habonim-Dror, LJY-Netzer, RSY-Netzer and Noam Masorti, urges members to recognise Yachad at the vote on Sunday, 16 November.
It states: “A vote against Yachad’s inclusion will …

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Of course, Yachad 31/10/2014

Jewish Chronicle Leader, October 30th 2014
We all know the joke: two Jews, three opinions. There are almost as many viewpoints within our community as there are Jews – and that has, throughout history, been one of our great strengths.
Which is why the row over Yachad’s admission to the Board of Deputies is both ridiculous and worrying. Ridiculous, because of course Yachad should be allowed to join. On no sensible criteria can anyone object to its membership. It represents a …

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Yachad backed in Board bid 31.10.14

Yachad Backed in Board Bid, Jewish Chronicle, 31.10.14  
More than 70 former leaders of Jewish youth groups, students and Limmud have signed a letter backing Yachad’s application to join the Board of Deputies.
The Board has twice postponed a decision on the bid from the liberal Zionist organisation which campaigns for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but is expected to vote on it next month.
Signatories warned that “a vote against Yachad’s inclusion …

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Guardian Editorial 14/10/2014

Guardian editorial:
It is easy to dismiss Monday night’s vote in the House of Commons, urging the British government to recognise Palestine as a state. For one thing, the vote was not binding: David Cameron and his ministers are free to ignore it, as in the immediate term they surely will. For another, the vote only partially reflects the views of the House: more MPs did not vote, 364 of them, than the 274 who voted for recognition. And even those who supported the move conceded that …

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