The Mike Report Year in Review

As we look back upon 2014  I can say that I am proud of the role The Mike Report has played this past year in educating the Puget Sound pro-Israel community of the growing influence of Israel’s… Continue reading

Jewish Federation Promotes Boycott Supporting Anti-Israel Hate Group in JTNews

SHOULD SEATTLE’S JEWISH FEDERATION PROMOTE AN ANTI-ISRAEL HATE GROUP? As the nation reeled in the wake of the Ferguson Grand Jury decision and angry protests erupted in many urban centers, one organization chose to… Continue reading

J STREET ENDORSES UN ACTION AGAINST ISRAEL

DISCOURAGES OBAMA FROM WIELDING VETO Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly rejected Palestinian efforts to force through a UN resolution calling for Israeli retreat from Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem, seeing it as a means of… Continue reading

Jerusalem Professor Shocked By Visit To Seattle Synagogue

Professor Ira Sharkansky looked forward to celebrating his grandson’s Bar Mitzvah in Seattle while taking a break from the drama that is part of daily life in Israel; instead he found himself confronting a… Continue reading

Video: Canadian Indian Activist Stands Up for Israel at UC Davis

A CANADIAN INDIAN ACTIVIST STANDS UP FOR ISRAEL AT ISRAEL BASHING DISCUSSION. The Mike Report tends to focus on the Intersection of Jews, Israel and the Pacific Northwest, but when we came across… Continue reading

Jewish Agenda or Progressive Agenda?

Zach Carstensen, Government Relations and Public Affairs Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle took a literary victory lap today, lauding the efforts of the Seattle Jewish Federation and their cadre of… Continue reading

Revered But Weathered Synagogue Building To Be Retired

AFTER A HALF CENTURY OF CONTINUOUS USE, THE “TEMPORARY” YAVNEH BUILDING WILL BE REPLACED WITH A STATE OF THE ART YOUTH CENTER. Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath (BCMH), Seattle’s oldest congregation has experienced many changes… Continue reading

Pro Israel Billboard Pops Up In Spokane

PRO ISRAEL ACTIVISTS IN SPOKANE PLACE PRO ISRAEL BILLBOARD IN HEART OF THE CITY. A loyal TMR reader and Spokane blogger who goes by the pen name of Neon Noodle sent us these great… Continue reading

BDS Fail: Zim Djibouti Sails In And Out Of Seattle Without Disruption Or Delay

UNIONS SLAM BDS BLOCKTHEBOAT ACTIVISTS AS ANTI WORKER As predicted earlier this week by Pro Israel Bay Bloggers, the Zim Djbouti sailed in and out of the Port of Seattle today, unloading its… Continue reading

Producer Of New Film Speaks With TMR On The State Of The Jewish Nation

BODY AND SOUL: THE STATE OF THE JEWISH NATION TO HAVE SEATTLE PREMIERE The headlines and photographs are hard to digest, Jews murdered in their prayer shawls, swastikas unashamedly held aloft in downtown… Continue reading

New Israel Fund Ejected from Birthright Program

The Algemeiner Journal and The Jerusalem Post reported today that New Israel Fund, a controversial foundation that supports dozens of Israel related causes,  many of which are considered hostile to the Jewish State, was… Continue reading

And Now They Blame Ferguson On The Jews

This is one of those rare occasions when The Mike Report is speechless. These photos were taken in downtown Seattle earlier this evening in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury verdict. Upset… Continue reading

J Street Challenge returns for encore showing

The most controversial pro-Israel film ever to come to Seattle returns for premiere screening this Tuesday in Bellevue. Featuring some of the greatest minds in the Jewish world, The J Street Challenge offers… Continue reading

Stop Using the “P” Word

While many people know a lot about my Saba Joe Russak’s history in Seattle, considering he was born here, they don’t know a lot about my Savtah Adina Russak. In fact, her personal… Continue reading

Video: Seattle’s Avinoam Baral Defends Israel to BDS Mob at UCLA

Avinoam Baral, a longtime Seattle resident, stood before the angry mob for an interminable hours long verbal barrage of  anti-Israel vitriol and not a small amount of the oldest hatred. As President of… Continue reading

Local Israelis Talk About Seattle, Israel and The J Street Challenge

URGE SCREENING OF CONTROVERSIAL FILM IN BELLEVUE. “The Gaza war was a real eye opener for us” Galit Eliahoo told The Mike Report. Galit and her husband Elad are postdoctoral students from  the… Continue reading

Two Seattle Fans Confront NBA Commish on Sonics Betrayal

THEY WANTED AN APOLOGY, THEY WANTED ANSWERS, THEY GOT A  PHOTO In the annals of history there are a few acts of betrayal so egregious, so consequential that they still reverberate to this… Continue reading

New Israel Fund Issues Tortured Condemnation in Wake of Terror Attack

  In a whiplash inducing three paragraphs, Naomi Paiss,  Vice President of Public Affairs at the New Israel Fund (NIF) issued a statement in response to the brutal terrorist attack in a Jerusalem synagogue… Continue reading

Despite Opposition, Pro-Israel Film Premieres in Seattle To Large Crowd

Amidst a flurry of excitement and controversy rarely seen surrounding a pro-Israel film, The J Street Challenge had its Seattle premiere this past Wednesday evening at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth. While plans to screen the film,… Continue reading

UCLA SHOCKER! SJP ENDORSED PRES. RESIGNS, PRO-ISRAEL VP TAKES PRESIDENCY

BDS VOTE SET FOR THIS TUESDAY TMR readers will recall the contentious battle for leadership of the UCLA Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC) at the end of the past Academic year. The elections… Continue reading