Category Archive: Israel

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

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

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

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