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Remove Yachad from the Board of Deputies of British Jews

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Dear Mr.Arkush, President of the BOD of British Jews;

Yachad has been the most damaging organization in British history against Israel. It has been the most damaging, more damaging than Students for Justice in Palestine and more damaging than the early anti-Zionist Council for Judaism. Yachad has done more to turn young people against Israel than any organization in the UK. It has given cover to anti-Israel attitudes on campus and particularly its approach to Israel's self defense.

We dispute Yachads false claims that 75% of Jews believe the 'settlements are a major obstacle to peace,' we dispute the lie of their supposedly high support figures among the Jewish community, which are in the vast minority and fringes of Jewish society. Was there peace pre 1967?. Yachad focuses only on attacking Israels security requirements.

The fact is that 80% of the British Jewish community are strong supporters of Israel and if they knew what Yachad's true objectives were they would have been totally shunned by now. 

For many in the community, the last straw came last week after Yachad supported, against the view of the BOD, the British Government in the shameful anti-Israel resolution at the UN. A resolution so detrimental to Israel's security, which calls the western wall 'occupied territory,' Yachad joined in with the likes of none other than Hamas in cheering this nasty outcome.

They say you can judge a person by the company he keeps. Yachad shamefully endorse, among others +972 blog, Yesh Din and Breaking the Silence. Their websites, amplifiers of crude Arab propaganda, reveal a thinly disguised hatred of Israel, masquerading as a noble quest in the pursuit of human rights for the Arabs, yet a cold indifference to Jewish human rights.

The admission of Yachad to the Board of Deputies is an insult not only to Israel and people who care for and love the country, it's an insult to all those brave soldiers in the IDF, who put their lives at risk while Yachad cosy up to organisations like B'tselem to condemn the IDF in protecting its citizens.

Yachad gained membership to the BOD due to the unfortunate domination of deputies that are left wing liberals. The BOD must make this right and must ensure more integration from all communities such as the eastern Sephardic communities and others which are hardly represented on the BOD, yet would take a strong stand against Yachad.

We, the undersigned implore you to take action and call a vote to keep the Board of deputies a warm place for Israel and to remove Yachad effective immediate, using all means possible.


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