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.  

Loosening of the Zionist bond

Keith Kahn-Harris in the Jewish Chronicle, 26/3/15
Last Sunday’s We Believe In Israel conference brought together a broad coalition of the British pro-Israel community under a “big tent” in order to oppose the “delegitimisation” of the Jewish state. However, the apparent success in bringing together the various different pro-Israel positions cannot disguise the fact that this strategy is facing major difficulties. In fact, last Sunday’s event may represent …

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This house believes it’s time to wake up!

Alex Davis in the Jewish Chronicle, 19/03/15
Chants of “Free Palestine” echoed around the chamber of the world’s oldest debating society, the Cambridge Union. The brightest students in the country had just passed the motion – “This House Believes Israel is a Rogue State” – and few in the audience seemed surprised. And if you’re not worried about that, you should be. For, unless we act now, we are in real danger of losing future policy-makers to …

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British Jews ever so carefully begin to criticize the occupation

Daniella Peled in Haaretz, 27/02/2015
Earlier this month, Laurence Brass, treasurer of the Board of Deputies, Anglo-Jewry’s main umbrella organization, said he would stand down from its executive and not seek reelection.
“I felt constrained not to have been able to speak out on subjects that are close to my heart, such as the treatment of the Palestinians in the occupied territories and the discrimination still being suffered by Arab citizens of Israel,” he told a plenary. His speech was …

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Cambridge students brand Israel a rogue state

Naomi Firsht in the Jewish Chronicle, 6/3/15
Students at Cambridge University have voted overwhelmingly that Israel is rogue state.
A debate at prestigious debating society, the Cambridge Union Society, which put forward the motion “This house believes that Israel is a rogue state” was passed last night by 51 per cent to 19 per cent against and 30 per cent abstaining.
President of the Board of Deputies Vivian Wineman was on the panel at the packed debate with Yachad director Hannah …

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The Kids Court in Conflict Campaign and the Complexity of Competing Moral Duties

Michael Goldin in new voices, 6/13/15
It wasn’t until I had left school and went to study in an Israeli yeshiva that I understood the implications of occupation. Until then, my lack of engagement with the issue meant I uncritically acquiesced to a status quo that disenfranchised millions, subjecting them to military rule. During my time in Israel, I made an effort to study the state’s history and engage with the complex issues surrounding that history and the occupation. It was the first …

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Why I’d never vote for Yachad 20/11/14

By Geoffrey Alderman Jewish Chronicle 20/11/14 Last Sunday, the Board of Deputies of British Jews voted to admit Yachad into Board membership by 135 votes to 61, the necessary two-thirds majority being achieved by just five votes.
Yachad professes to be a Zionist (or at least a “pro-Israel, pro-peace”) body and since its foundation in 2011 has lobbied furiously for the so-called “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Seasoned followers of this column will …

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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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