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.  

Poll of British Jews finds widespread unease with Israel’s policies

Harriet Sherwood in The Guardian, 12/11/15
First major survey of attitudes since 2010 finds 73% think Israel’s approach to making peace with Palestinians is damaging its standing in the world
More than two-thirds of British Jews have a “sense of despair” every time an expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is approved, and three-quarters think that Israel’s approach to making peace with the Palestinians is damaging its standing in the world, according to a …

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British Jews back Palestinian land claims

Rosemary Bennett in The Times 12/11/15
Binyamin Netanyahu should pursue peace with Palestinians as his top priority, according to a poll of British Jews.
Three quarters of British Jews believe that Palestinians have a legitimate claim to a land of their own, with the same proportion backing the two-state solution. Two thirds believe that Israel should surrender territory to secure peace. The poll, conducted among 1,131 British Jews by Ipsos Mori, found a strong emotional attachment between …

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Survey finds 41 per cent of young Jews would back sanctions against Israel to advance peace

Simon Rocker in the Jewish Chronicle, 12/11/15
Two in five British Jews aged under 30 would back sanctions against Israel if it encouraged the country to engage in peace talks with the Palestinians, according an internet questionnaire commissioned by the left of centre organisation, Yachad.
While the overwhelming majority of UK Jews remained strongly attached to Israel, the survey found that they hold a “strongly dovish stance on peace” and were deeply opposed to settlement expansion.
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Almost a quarter of British Jews would back ‘sanctions against Israel’, says new poll

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 …

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Why Corbyn is making Lib Dems smile

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 …

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Liberal Democrats welcome back Israel advocates at annual conference

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 …

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He came, he saw, he sold us some high tech surveillance systems – A report on Bibi’s Grand Day Out in London

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 …

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Yachad and Board in war of words over netanyahu letter

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 …

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Seven arrests as hundreds protest against Netanyahu visit

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 …

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Board of Deputies criticises Yachad for saying Israel is moving away from peace

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 …

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