Tag Archive: J Street

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

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

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

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

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 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

The Campus War on Israel… at UW HIllel

What happens when your Jewish Federation leadership, your rabbi, even the head of your college student’s Jewish studies program collude with Israel’s harshest critics?

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: Why I left J Street

24-year old Ada da Silva was excited and hopeful as she entered the bustling Grand Lobby of the Washington DC Convention Center on March 24th of 2012.  Banners emblazoned with J Street’s trademark… Continue reading

J Street bans Jewish critic, welcomes Fatah member to National Conference

Like many of his fellow students at Brandeis University, Daniel Mael is an idealistic young man, eager to advocate and work for a better world. On a campus that has expressed hostility to… Continue reading

J Street supports Kerry after Apartheid remark

Buzzfeed is reporting today that several pro-Israel groups have issued strong condemnations of Secretary of State John Kerry’s explosive remarks asserting that Israel is at risk of becoming “an Apartheid state”.  AIPAC issued… Continue reading

J Street gets vicious-er – blacklists pro-Israel student

J STREET BANS DIALOGUE WITH PRO-ISRAEL BRANDEIS STUDENT BUT ENDORSES NEGOTIATIONS WITH HAMAS TERROR GROUP We reported earlier today on the  unprovoked racially charged verbal assault by J Street activist Talia Lepson against Daniel Mael,… Continue reading

J Street leader verbally attacks Jewish student for pro-Israel views

This weekend a good friend challenged The Mike Report over our persistent criticism of  J Street. He asked “is it not good that J Street provides a voice from the left that is… Continue reading

When Jeremy Ben-Ami met with Mahmoud Abbas – an imaginary fact based conversation

In Israel this morning, the media was  preoccupied with the announcement that Fatah and Hamas had agreed to a unity government, a treaty between terrorists if you will. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… Continue reading

Seattle Jewish Community plans major anti-BDS rally

Proclaiming in a unified voice that BDS is not welcome within the Seattle Jewish communal tent, virtually every significant Jewish organization in the Puget Sound region will be joining together for a major… Continue reading

Israeli soldier slams haters – and a new cartoon

J STREET U AND HILLEL SPONSOR ANTI-ISRAEL EVENT – NO DISSENT ALLOWED Be open to unfamiliar ideas, be willing to have the uncomfortable conversations – these are the mantras of anti-Israel organizations like… Continue reading

Another J Street shocker: J Street U members don terror t-shirt

The Tower Magazine is reporting that two members of J Street U’s Washington University chapter donned T-shirts celebrating convicted PFLP terrorist Leila Khaled at a J Street U sponsored campus event last year. On… Continue reading

J Street tells Israel to back off on Jewish State demand – and a new cartoon

Jeremy Ben-Ami is a public relations genius, this is not hyperbole. The founder and current director of J Street led the very successful Ben-Or Communications, a pr firm back in the early 1990’s. It was there… Continue reading

The J Street facade is crumbling… and a new cartoon

This has not been a good month for J-Street, the anti-Israel disguised as a pro-Israel lobbying organization. When J-Street first burst onto the scene back in 2008, many in the Jewish establishment did… Continue reading

There is no “J” in Pro-Israel

DOCUMENTARY CHALLENGES J-STREET’S “PRO-ISRAEL” LABEL A new documentary film “The J Street Challenge” has sent shock-waves across the pro and anti-Israel community. The movie was released by  Americans for Peace and Tolerance, a… Continue reading