Hannah Weisfeld

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Hannah Weisfeld

Hannah Weisfeld

Registered: 9 December 2011
Hannah one of the founders and director of the pro-Israel pro-peace movement Yachad. Previously she chaired the Jewish Social Action Forum for two years, bringing together leading Jewish communal organisations to develop the community's social action agenda. She has worked for the a number of organisations including the Pears Foundation and the Trade Justice Movement and has spent time living and working in Israel and Malawi and holds a BA in English Literature from Sussex University and MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics.

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Time to reward moderation?

By Hannah Weisfeld, July 24, 2014

When those close to us are in immediate danger, we agonise over each news update. But proximity to war, emotional or physical, does not always give us the best perspective. That is true for all parties in this or any conflict. In the heat of the moment, our desire to see calm restored means we do not challenge the perceived wisdom put before us. Israel is at war, so ask no questions.

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New young Zionists are tired of waiting

By Hannah Weisfeld, November 16, 2012

In September 1999, I left home to spend a year in Israel with a youth movement that had filled my Sunday afternoons, winter and summer, for the entirety of my teenage years. That journey had more impact on shaping my identity than any other experience I'd had so far and cemented my relationship to Israel.

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The Levy Committee: what's the real price we pay?

By Hannah Weisfeld, July 13, 2012

This week, the Levy Committee, set up by Israeli prime-minister Benjamin Netanyahu to examine the legal status of outposts in the West Bank, announced its findings. According to the committee the IV Geneva Convention does not apply to the West Bank and therefore Israel cannot be deemed to be occupying this piece of land.

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Eviction assaults Israel's values

By Hannah Weisfeld, December 9, 2011

The Jewish National Fund has been a household name across the Jewish world for more than a century. Many of us grew up with a little blue box proudly displayed on the mantelpiece. The JNF has led the effort to transform Israel into the thriving, modern country it is today.

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