Tag Archive: Israel

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

A Plea for Civility… and Honesty

From the arrival of the first Jewish pioneers in this once remote corner of the continent, Seattle has been more so than not, a paragon of communal unity. Whether Reform, Orthodox, unaffiliated, Conservative, Ashkenazic or… Continue reading

The Reluctant Oleh; A Young Woman’s Unusual Israel Experience

Shana Jacobson was blindsided by the news that she would be moving to Israel and counted the days that would bring her back to the states – and then something unexpected happened. Life… Continue reading

Condemning Israel on the shores of Seattle’s Lake Washington

SEATTLE RABBI SHARES THOUGHTS ON JVP TASHLICH CEREMONY This past week Jews the world over performed Tashlich ,  an ancient ritual where members of the Jewish faith gather alongside a body of water,… Continue reading

Anti-Israel Curriculum Being Peddled To Puget Sound Schools

Your child is sitting in his High School classroom, the instructor explains that this week they will be focusing on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Soon your child will be told that… Continue reading

Seattle Professor Drops the “F Bomb” on Israel

Warning: Extremely coarse language. Professor Nada Elia of Seattle’s Antioch University is well known to The Mike Report for her obsession with the Jewish state, to be more specific her anger that the… Continue reading

Running Home; a Young Woman’s Aliya Story

    Eighteen year old Sarah Boldor was hopelessly lost in as unfamiliar a place as one could imagine. Somewhere in the rough forested hills and mazelike trails surrounding the northern Israel town… Continue reading

Seattle’s New Jewish Leadership – Where Are They Taking Us?

*Warning: There is some coarse language in this article. As the 2009 Gaza war known as Operation Cast Lead raged and rockets rained down upon Israeli civilians, Jewish activist Ben Murane condemned the… Continue reading

Guest Post: The Ultimate in Courage.

THE ULTIMATE IN COURAGE  By Dr. Elie Levy A visitor from Seattle hopes to provide comfort to wounded Israeli soldiers, in so doing he finds the ultimate in courage. This past July, during… Continue reading

Group That Prepares Teens To Defend Israel Comes to the Pacific Northwest

MZ TEENS PREPARES HIGH SCHOOL LEADERS TO DEFEND ISRAEL BEFORE ITS TOO LATE Many college students returning from summer break are going to find themselves in a campus environment even more hostile and politicized… Continue reading

SPARK Jewish Music Festival Lights up Seattle

Storm squalls and showers rolled through the Pacific Northwest over the 48 hours prior to the scheduled start of the first ever SPARK Seattle Jewish Music Festival. Yet even in the face of… Continue reading

JTNews gives voice to Seattle’s most virulent Israel haters

What good is having  a Jewish newspaper if it serves as a tool for those who wish us harm? The anti-Israel and often anti-Semitic radicals who organize the pathetic displays of pro-Hamas kabuki… Continue reading

Paltry Crowd Fails to Block Israeli Ship at Seattle Port

For the past two weeks the pro-Hamas Twittersphere and Facebook universe have been all abuzz about the latest tactic in the domestic war against the Jewish state, something they call Block The Boat… Continue reading

Federation’s JTNews Promotes Organization at War with Israel

The Mike Report recently shared with readers  how the Seattle Jewish Federation’s JTNews was promoting and providing legitimacy to Seattle’s Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a group dedicated to the demographic if not military… Continue reading

Programs Prepare Jewish Students for Hostile Campus Environment

This past academic year was perhaps the most intense in terms of anti-Israel hostility in recent memory. Divestment resolutions have  polarized campuses across the country while increasingly brash efforts to ostracize the pro-Israel… Continue reading

Seattle City Councilmember Licata won’t call Hamas a Terror Organization.

In an interview with Jason Rantz, anti-Israel Seattle City councilmember Nick Licata put his ignorance of the conflict on display for all the world to see.