Yachad Calls BoD’s response to the UN’s list of companies operating in settlements is “hypocritical and misguided”

Yachad’s response to the BoD comment about UN’s list of companies operating in West Bank settlements:
“The BoD’s response to the UN’s list of companies operating in settlements is hypocritical and misguided. The claim that the UN singles out Israel is simply wrong. In truth, this is something the UN does regularly – they have previously published lists of companies involved with Myanmar’s army, the conflict in the DRC and various other conflicts.
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British Jewish group calls the UK to reject Trump’s plan of “perpetual occupation and conflict”

29/01/2020, LONDON The British-Jewish movement for a two-state solution in Israel-Palestine, Yachad, calls the UK government to reject Trump’s “one-sided” deal which will lead to “perpetual occupation and conflict”.
The plan includes US recognition of Israeli annexation of settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Reacting to Tuesday’s announcement, Yachad, which represents thousands of Zionist British Jews, said: “Annexation will not only destroy any chance of a viable …

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Yachad’s Statement on Trump’s “Deal of the Century”

US President Donald Trump is set to release his Israel-Palestine peace plan imminently. Although the contents of the plan have been very closely guarded, a number of leaks and reports about the content of the agreement have indicated that the plan will move away from the two-state solution and instead focus on “new and different ways to reach peace”. It is likely to offer a ‘state-minus’ to the Palestinians, rather than an independent, sovereign state.
Our Statement on Trump’s “Deal …

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Yachad’s response to the BoD’s decision to suspend the survey of deputies’ views on Israel

Yachad’s spokesperson response to the BoD’s decision to suspend the survey of deputies’ views on Israel:
The BoD is wrong to scrap the survey of deputies’ views on Israel and should reverse this decision.
A representative body, such as the BoD, should embrace an opportunity to find out what our community actually thinks, not fear it.
The BoD claims that a survey will be too divisive, but in Jewish tradition divisions and arguments are celebrated, not silenced. Our strength as a …

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Statement on Lord Pickles’ comment regarding the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement:

Our statement on the recent comments from Lord Pickles regarding the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement, at a recent conference in Jerusalem:
As British Jews who love Israel and care for the security of our community, we are committed to fighting all forms of antisemitism, racism and bigotry. We recognize that antisemitism can be disguised as anti-Israel or pro-Israel political views.
We believe the tactics employed by the BDS movement are misguided and wrong. However, any proposal to …

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Yachad response to the Brexit Party MEP, Lance Forman, comparison of the EU policy of labelling settlement products to that of German Jews in the 1930s

November 28, 2019
To compare the labelling of settlement products to that of Jews in Germany in the 1930s is wrong, dangerous and anti-Israel.
Brexit Party MEP Lance Forman is either ignorant or obtuse about the status of West Bank settlements, which are illegal according to both international and Israeli law.
Labelling products from the illegal settlements has little to do with the settlers’ religion, but much to do with the territory in which the products are made.
Ironically, blurring …

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Statement on today’s escalation between Israel and Gaza

More than 50 rockets have been fired on Israel in the past few hours from the Gaza strip. This attack is a response to Israel’s targeted assassination of Baha Abu al-Ata, the commander of the Islamic Jihad group, in the Gaza strip last night.
Rocket sirens in Israel sounded this morning in multiple cities from the Gaza border area and as far north as the Tel Aviv metropolitan area. Schools are closed across southern and central Israel, and civilians have been instructed to stay near bomb …

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Benjamin Netanyahu pledge to annex West Bank

September 10, 2019
“Netanyahu’s announcement shows the extent to which he is willing to completely undermine the possibility of any kind of resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
“Annexation of the West Bank, partial or full, would make the State of Israel responsible for the daily lives of almost three million Palestinians living inside the West Bank.
“Annexation will force Israel to face a stark choice. Either it grants full equality to all Palestinians living in the West Bank, …

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Israeli teenager killed, brother and father seriously wounded in West Bank explosion

August 23, 2019
A 17-year-old teen, Rina Shnerb, was killed this morning by an explosive device in a West Bank spring while hiking with her father and brother, who were moderately and seriously wounded, respectively.
At this difficult time, our thoughts are with the Shnerb family and their loved ones. This violence can never be justified and should be condemned in the strongest terms by all those who seek peace and a political resolution to the conflict.
This morning’s attack is also a …

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Yom Hazikaron 2019

This week we will join Israelis in commemorating all fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism on Yom Hazikaron and in celebrating the country’s 71st Independence Day.
It is because of how important that miracle of Israel’s existence is, how bound up our lives are with the Jewish state, that we work to promote an Israel at peace, and a political resolution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
The recent events in the Gaza border region are a painful reminder of the urgent …

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