British Jews Speak Up Against Deadly Clashes in Gaza

14/05/18, London: British, Jewish pro-Israel group Yachad has said global leaders are responsible for the deadly clashes at Gaza border.
Protests near the Gaza border have escalated today with over 40 Palestinians reported killed by Israeli gunfire at Gaza border – the most violent clashes to date.
Some 40,000 demonstrators marched towards the border fence only hours before the opening ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. Hamas has reportedly called protestors to breach the heavily …

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Middle East Minister, Alistair Burt, Attends Yachad Gala: “Moderate Voice in a World Which is Exceptionally Binary”

19/03/2018, London: Middle East Minister, Alistair Burt, attended Yachad’s Gala evening in London last night, speaking to an audience of over 200 of the organisation’s supporters.  In his speech he stated his support for the organisation, which he described as a “moderate voice in a world which is exceptionally binary.”
During the evening the Minister met the Yachad student activists involved in the #DontSettleForThis campaign – the campaign against demolitions of Palestinian …

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Jewish Students Bring Campaign about Demolitions of Palestinian Villages in the West Bank to Israeli Embassy

16th March 2018, LONDON. A group of Jewish students, from across the UK, has met the Israeli Deputy Ambassador, Sharon Bar-li, and asked Israel to stop the demolitions of Palestinian villages in the West Bank. #DontSettleForThis campaigners, who campaign against the demolitions of Palestinian villages in the West Bank, have met with the Israeli Deputy Ambassador to the UK, Sharon Bar-li, and secured a meeting with the International Development Select Committee Chair, Stephen Twigg MP.
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Jewish Students Bring Campaign about Demolitions of Palestinian Villages in the West bank to Parliament and Israeli Embassy

#DontSettleForThis campaigners have secured meetings with the International Development Select Committee Chair, Stephen Twigg MP, and Israeli Deputy Ambassador to the UK, Sharon Bar-li, to discuss the demolitions of Palestinian villages in the West Bank.
The students behind the campaign have recently been on a trip to the region, organised by Yachad, which included a visit to the Bedouin village of Umm al-Kheir in the West Bank. The village, in which only one house has legal status under …

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Jewish Students Speak Up Against Demolitions of Palestinian Villages in the West Bank

London, UK, 5th March 2018 A group of Jewish students, from across the UK, has launched a campaign today against the Israeli government’s policy of issuing demolition orders on Palestinian villages in the West Bank. The students recently visited the West Bank including the Bedouin village of Umm al-Kheir, currently under a demolition order, in which only one house has legal status under Israeli military law. The visit was organised by Yachad, the British-Jewish, pro-Israel, pro-peace movement …

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President Abbas’s PCC speech “deeply troubling”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech on Sunday at the Palestinian Central Council is deeply troubling. Denying the Jewish link to Israel, and trafficking in conspiracy theories claiming Israel is importing drugs to the Occupied Territories, are both utterly unacceptable. Similarly, the Central Council’s threat to withdraw Palestinian recognition of Israel is a regressive move, taking both sides further from a political resolution to the conflict.
It is important to …

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Response to President Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

6 December 2017
As Jews, Jerusalem is central to our people and our history. At the same time, Jerusalem is also crucially important to other religions, and other peoples. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Jerusalem is also a divided city. Attempts to alter its geopolitical status should take place within the context of negotiated agreements, not unilateral declarations. Large portions of the municipality lie beyond the Green Line and therefore outside of Israel’s sovereign territory.
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Yachad: New Israeli settlement building in Hebron “reckless”

16/10/2017, London: Yachad, the British Jewish pro-Israel, pro-peace group, has condemned the Israeli government’s decision to approve new building permits for Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron today. The 31 housing units approved by the IDF Civil Administration represent the first new building permits issued to Israeli settlers in Hebron in 15 years.
A Yachad spokesperson said:
“This reckless decision flies in the face of common sense, international law and Israel’s …

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Terrorist Attack in Har Adar, 26 September 2017

We wake up this morning to the awful news that three Israelis have been killed and one injured in a shooting attack at the settlement of Har Adar, outside Jerusalem. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.
This attack should be condemned by all who seek peace and a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There can be no justification for this violence. Every death in the face of conflict and terror is a tragedy, and we hope that leaders on both sides take the …

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British woman killed in Jerusalem stabbing attack

14/04/17
Yachad’s response to the news that a young British woman was killed in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem:
“We’re shocked and saddened by the news that a young British woman was killed today in a stabbing attack on the light rail in Jerusalem. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
There can be no justification for this senseless violence, which should be condemned by all. Concerted action to prevent these ‘lone wolf’ attacks is long …

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