Category Archive: Seattle

Israel on the Sound: Finding the good in the bad

A  transplanted Seattleite’s journey to find good in the midst of war. By Guest Writer:  Jon Jacobson I don’t have to tell anyone what a difficult time we are in now. Our government made… Continue reading

Special to The Mike Report: With Israel under fire where was Seattle’s Federation?

Guest writer Steve Hemmat ponders the response of Seattle’s Jewish Federation to an Israel under attack.  For nearly three weeks, the people of Israel have been under a relentless barrage of rocket and… Continue reading

Israel on the Sound: What can I do from Seattle?

How can an Israeli transplanted in Seattle support the Jewish State from so far away? Nurit Asnash ponders that question and comes up with an answer. By Guest Writer: Nurit Asnash. Sirens wailed… Continue reading

Israel on the Sound: Perspectives of a homesick Israeli

How does a college student in New York concentrate on her studies while her family and country are under attack? Former Seattleite Carol Jacobson shares her very personal perspective. It has become a… Continue reading

Guest post: A plea for unity in the Seattle Jewish community

Why, when I look at the list of sponsors of Seattle’s rally for Israel,  are there five Orthodox synagogues, five Orthodox schools and student groups, StandWithUs and Hadassah, but no one else?  We all… Continue reading

Photos: Seattle shows support for Israel at huge rally

While Israel is in the midst of defending herself against a vicious terror war, over 600 supporters of the Jewish state gathered in Seattle’s Pioneer square today to express their solidarity.   As hostilities… Continue reading

Seattle “Jewish” group attacks Israel at Pike Place Market

Tourists and shopkeepers stood jaws agape as a group of about twenty protesters from Jewish Voice for Peace, many ensconced in bizarre gray boxes appropriated the cobblestone street in front of Seattle’s iconic… Continue reading

NIF rushes emergency war grants to fund protests against Israel

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE… The citizens of Israel are now into their second week of a horrific war of rockets inflicted upon them primarily by the Hamas terror group operating out of Gaza.… Continue reading

Shocking anti-Semitic hatefest in downtown Seattle

JEWS DEPICTED AS EATING GENTILE BABIES AND DRINKING THEIR BLOOD. As Hamas Rockets continued to rain down on Israeli population centers, a large anti-Israel rally took place in Seattle’s Westlake Center this Saturday,… Continue reading

JSU; Pizza with a purpose

Ari Hoffman surveyed the group of about fifteen students  seated in a half circle around him. “Hi my name is Ari, who wants donuts?!” With introductions done Hoffman gives this new group at… Continue reading

A time to cry: by Leah Jacobson

Guest post : By Leah Jacobson Not usually one to put things out there but couldn’t hold back this time… I am afraid to start writing about the past few weeks, because I am unsure… Continue reading

Seattle’s Jewish community unites in grief

Despite the miles of land and ocean that separate the small Jewish community of Seattle from Israel, for the past nineteen days the distance seemed not quite as great. The hours were punctuated… Continue reading

Display your Israeli flags

 Mike Report reader David Shayne asked us to post the following message along with the photo below. Dan Yusberg, a family friend of the Schier family, parents of Gilad z”l, during an interview… Continue reading

While we buried our boys…

THE MORAL CHASM IS VAST Seattle – Even when they try to libel Israel, the Jewish state comes out smelling like a combination of roses and lilacs (with a sprinkle of cinnamon) compared… Continue reading

It’s not us, it’s them

It’s not about Israel, or Palestine if you prefer, it never was. In 629  when Muhammad and his ruthless devotees vanquished the Jews of Khaybar it had little to do with the 1947… Continue reading

Anti-Israel group invited to leader’s conference at UW Hillel

  BDS SUPPORTING JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE INCLUDED IN  YOUNG LEADERSHIP MEETING. The call was sent out by UW Hillel Director Rabbi Oren Hayon in early June. “Jconnect Seattle invites your organization to… Continue reading

Is Jewish Voice for Peace just another Jewish group?

As most readers of the The Mike Report are aware, the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) embraced the anti-Israel  BDS movement this past Friday,  approving divestment from businesses associated with the Jewish state. In… Continue reading

Hen Mazzig; I hope I made a difference

November 21st of 2012, Hen Mazzig was walking down Shaul HaMelech street in the heart of Tel Aviv when an ear splitting explosion ripped through the air. The gut wrenching sound echoed across… Continue reading

Richard Silverstein serves up a cheap whine

Richard Silverstein posted a pathetic kvetch on his hate-blog today. Seems he is just mystified why local media aren’t clamoring to hear him prattle about his upcoming anti-Israel BDS “event”. Says Silverstein… I’ve… Continue reading

Gathering at SJCC as community prays for return of kidnapped teens

Special to The Mike Report by Randy Kessler I was not able to attend last night’s community-wide prayer service at Ezra Bessaroth, but I joined with about 100 other Jewish and non-Jewish friends… Continue reading