Tag Archive: Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

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

Seattle Jewish Federation Sponsors Promoter of Israel Boycott

In a move sure to send shock waves through pro-Israel circles well beyond the Pacific Northwest, Seattle’s Jewish Federation announced today their sponsorship of a lecture this coming Thursday evening at Hillel UW featuring Israel… 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

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

JTNews Welcomes Top Anti-Israel Group into Communal Tent

JTNEWS PROMOTES GROUP THAT SUPPORTS ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL Year after year the Anti Defamation League (ADL) designates Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) as one of the  top ten anti-Israel groups in the United… Continue reading

Downtown anti-Israel Rally becomes violent. Photos & Video.

ANTI SEMITIC SIGN PROVOKES PASSERBY In what has become a near daily event, the plaza at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle was again host to an anti-Israel rally yesterday where several anti-Semitic signs… Continue reading

JTNews Spreads Councilmember Sawant’s anti-Israel Message

JTNEWS PUBLISHES SAWANT’S ANTI-ISRAEL DIATRIBE IN FULL.  NO CONTEXT OR COUNTERPOINT OFFERED.  YOUR FEDERATION CONTRIBUTION USED TO FUND ANTI-ISRAEL PROPAGANDA? KOL AMI, USY & HILLEL  SHARE PRO-ISRAEL ADS  WITH SAWANT’S ANTI-ISRAEL RANT. On Monday of… Continue reading

Photos: Shocking Anti-Semitic Rally in Downtown Seattle…again

Warning: Some of the images on this page are graphic and disturbing. Scroll to bottom for terror group logos seen at Seattle Center yesterday.   I am not sure when we transitioned from… Continue reading

Anti-Semitism in Seattle

Alison Weir of the anti-Semitic organization “If Americans Knew” speaks at University Methodist Church. The Mike Report contributor Randy Kessler was there and reports on what he saw. ANTI-SEMITISM IN SEATTLE. By Randy… 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

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

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

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

UW-Hillel leader: BDS not worth fighting?

ANGST IN SPADES. UW Hillel director Rabbi Oren Hayon and the students of UW Hillel have garnered much well deserved praise over the past two weeks after helping lead a resounding defeat of… Continue reading

At unity rally, Seattle Jewish community says no to BDS!

Tonight history was made and an example for Jewish communities across the nation was set.  The Seattle Jewish community, with sponsorship from over forty disparate organizations,  stood as one tonight against the latest… Continue reading

BDS; when losing is winning – and a new cartoon!

2014 has unquestionably been the year of the BDS fail. Out of fifteen campus Divest from Israel resolutions in 2014, only three were passed and validated. But of all the BDS losses under… 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

JTNews omits anti-Israel ties of upcoming speaker

On March 5th of 2014, Seattle’s Jewish community newspaper, the JTNews published a story regarding an upcoming visit by Jewish Zen Master Bernie Glassman. The paper dutifully reported how Glassman “takes facets of his… Continue reading

The dangerous denial of the Jewish establishment

It has become increasingly apparent that whatever physical danger faces the Jewish people, it comes not from the marginalized and marginal right but from an alliance of progressives, the religious left and radical… Continue reading