Tag Archive: Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

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

When our leadership fails

As the Puget Sound Region becomes the nation’s center of political and religious anti-Zionism (and often anti-Semitism), many in the Jewish community presume that the Jewish Federation and  our other alphabet soup  communal advocacy… Continue reading

They both can’t be true… can they?

JTNews,  “The Voice of Jewish Washington”, continues to treat anti-Israel Jewish Voice for Peace as a legitimate mainstream community organization. The paper serves as a de-facto public relations firm for the radical group,… Continue reading

JTNews whitewashes ADL designated anti-Israel group… and a new Cartoon.

The Anti Defamation League (ADL), America’s leading Jewish civil rights organization today released  its annual list of the  “Top Ten Anti-Israel Groups in the U.S.” and  again Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) made… Continue reading

StandWithUs counters misleading anti-Israel bus ads in Vancouver BC

A war is being waged against the Jewish state, it is virulent, irrational and motivated by hate. This war on Israel is not being fought in the Middle East, it is being fought in… Continue reading

An Israeli Soldier to American Jews: Wake Up!

  In an op-ed appearing in today’s Times of Israel,  StandWithUs Shaliach Hen Mazzig exposes the dark underbelly of  concentrated Israel hatred so prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. While the mendacity of local  anti-Israel extremists… Continue reading

Why was Rachel Corrie’s father on the cover of the JTNews?

On September 25th of 2003 Craig Corrie appeared with Yasser Arafat where he opined on the brutality of the Jewish state, In January of 2011 he appeared on the infamous Mavi Marmara in Turkey, together… Continue reading

Shock admission by JTNews Editor

Infuriating much of Seattle’s Jewish community, most who are invested in the survival of the Jewish state, the JTNews has offered a splashy cover and attractive coverage to Boycott Israel efforts.   Most recently… Continue reading

JTNews is our cartoon of the day

Page three of the August 16 edition of  Washington state’ only Jewish newspaper, the JTNews featured a letter from Linda Frank, a woman who publicly claims Israel uses snipers to kill children.  The… Continue reading

JTNews Publishes Letter of Blood Libelist

  Should the JTNEWS give print space to a woman who claims Israel uses snipers to kill children? The August 16th edition of the JTNews featured a Letter to the Editor from Linda… Continue reading