Tag Archive: Israel

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

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

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

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

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