Category Archive: Israel

New Israel Fund Ejected from Birthright Program

The Algemeiner Journal 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 ejected earlier this month from… 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

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

A Time for Civility in Seattle’s Jewish Community

The October 23rd event featuring Israel critic Peter Beinart had garnered the endorsement of not just the standard left leaning organizations but also the imprimatur of Seattle’s Jewish Federation, the much sought after… Continue reading

When Jews Rock. Guitar King Lazer Lloyd Brings His High Energy Show To Seattle

Whatever stereotypes you may harbor about the ability of a Chassidic Jew to truly rock will be dispelled within seconds of watching Lazer Lloyd show off his sublime guitar licks. BY RANDY KESSLER: SPECIAL… Continue reading

Exclusive Interview With The Producer Of The J Street Challenge

A child of holocaust survivors living as refugees in postwar Poland, moving to Israel shortly after its establishment and then moving to New York City, Avi Goldwasser has by any measure lived an interesting… Continue reading

The J Street Challenge; Controversial Film To Have Seattle Premiere

The J Street Challenge: No Balance, No Common Ground The J Street Challenge will have its Seattle premiere on Wednesday, November 12, 7:00 PM at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, details here. By Varda Epstein:… Continue reading

BDS Fail in Seattle: Zim Ship Arrives, Offloads And Sails Without Incident.

ZIM ANTWERP ARRIVES AND LEAVES ON SCHEDULE – NO DISRUPTION OR DELAY The Zim Antwerp sailing into the Port of Seattle yesterday. 10/29/2014. Photo Credit Inbar Gazit. Despite Seattle’s reputation as a hotbed… Continue reading

BDS Mob Threatens Local Businesses

Ed Mast, wearing his trademark red baseball cap stood at the curbside in front of Seattle’s Terminal 18 this past Monday as a long stream of huge semi-trucks rumbled slowly by. Screaming into his… Continue reading

Peter Beinart; Correct Diagnosis, Bad Prescription

  Guest Post by Steven Hemmat. This past Thursday, I attended a talk given by Peter Beinart at the University of Washington Hillel.  In addition to Hillel, the organizations J Street, the New… Continue reading

What Is BDS And What Can We Do?

The evening was billed as a lecture with the provocative title “BDS, Israel and Us: The Delegitmization Campaign”, but this was less of a lecture and more of a guided journey through the… Continue reading

The Federation Challenge

The justifications used by community organizations when promoting Israel’s harshest critics often revolve around the need for a “diversity of opinion” and having “difficult conversations”.  But are the opinions offered really all that diverse?… Continue reading

Two Cartoons: “Pre-emptive Protest” & “Jumping the Shark”

As classes commenced this fall, UW Students and pro-Israel activists braced for an expected deluge of Israel demonizing speakers and programs. What they did not expect was that the first such event of… Continue reading

Seattle Jewish Federation Sponsors Promoter of Israel Boycott

In a move sure to send shock waves through pro-Israel circles well beyond the Pacific Northwest, Seattle’s Jewish Federation announced today their sponsorship of a lecture this coming Thursday evening at Hillel UW featuring Israel… Continue reading