By Sephardi Spirit
November 17, 2011
You wont find much love for Yachad in any Sephardi community in the UK. You almost certainly will not find much love for them in any Sephardi community in the world.
The reason being is that Sephardim view Yachad as 'hostile' to Israel. Yes, hostile. This was demonstrated by notices put up at mainstream UK Sephardi synagogues urging members to have nothing to do with Yachad. Not that they needed to be told, but some might of found their 'pro Israel' tag misleading.
Jews from Middle Eastern decent, after living for years among Arabs, tend to know slightly more about the people Israel are dealing with. They understand the Arab ideologies which lead to persecution, violence and death of Jews.
They understand Israel's need to protect itself. Israel cannot afford to let its guard down.
It’s awfully easy to place all the blame on Israel as Yachad love to do. Very fashionable too. Israel has no doubt made mistakes, but let’s see Yachad tackle the more thorny problems such as incitement against Jews in Palestinian school text-books, or the medieval-style antisemitism coming out of the mouths of Hamas leaders in torrents and their point-blank refusal to accept the idea of a Jewish state in this region. Those are the real obstacles to peace - not a hill or two here and there.
Yachad has done absolutely nothing to demonstrate any sort of commitment to fighting the delegitimisation of Israel in the UK. Instead Yachad will jump at any opportunity to criticize the Israeli Government or demonize the Jewish people living in the heartland of the Israel, Judea and Samaria. They even invite viciously anti-Israel journalists on speaking tours.
Lets hope the main Jewish bodies in the UK do not give them legitimacy, as they will only embolden Israel's enemies here and abroad. Sephardim for one, will never support such a terrible organization.