The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

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

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