I read with interest Paul Charney’s account of the rejection of Yachad’s application to join the Zionist Federation last year, in which he claimed: “I offered to work with Yachad… I never had a response from them”.
For the record, the last piece of correspondence I, or any board member of Yachad received from Paul Charney in relation to our application, was dated February 26 2013 and contained one sentence: “There were no grounds for rejection, it simply went to vote, and the vote went against you”. No “offer” was made.
Despite attempts, following the rejection, by a number of constituent members of the Zionist Federation to try and uncover how the process unfolded this way, or to obtain information about who are the 120 membership organisations of the Zionist Federation, this information was not forthcoming, even to paying member organisations.
Perhaps rather than requesting to become an unelected minister of the state of Israel, Mr Charney should concentrate his efforts on developing the transparency of the organisation he was elected to run. Hannah Weisfeld Director, Yachad Kings Cross Road, London, WC1X