Category Archive: Seattle

When a Jewish Community Embraces Those Who Wish Us Harm

IS SEATTLE JEWISH FEDERATION’S ENGAGEMENT WITH ANTI-ZIONIST GROUP CAUSE FOR CONCERN? SHOULD JTNEWS GIVE FAWNING COVERAGE TO ANTI-ISRAEL GROUP? As the nation reeled in the wake of the Ferguson Grand Jury decision and angry protests… 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

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

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

Just a Little Something to Hold You

Attendance at the Seattle premiere of the J Street Challenge at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth exceeded all expectations, with almost 250 in attendance. I am preparing an article with  impressions of the event along… 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

WE SALUTE OUR VETERANS

With undying gratitude, all of us here at The Mike Report extend our profound appreciation to all who serve and have served to keep this great country free. We honor you today and… 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