Tag Archive: Seattle

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

Photos: Seattle shows support for Israel at huge rally

While Israel is in the midst of defending herself against a vicious terror war, over 600 supporters of the Jewish state gathered in Seattle’s Pioneer square today to express their solidarity.   As hostilities… Continue reading

Seattle “Jewish” group attacks Israel at Pike Place Market

Tourists and shopkeepers stood jaws agape as a group of about twenty protesters from Jewish Voice for Peace, many ensconced in bizarre gray boxes appropriated the cobblestone street in front of Seattle’s iconic… Continue reading

Shocking anti-Semitic hatefest in downtown Seattle

JEWS DEPICTED AS EATING GENTILE BABIES AND DRINKING THEIR BLOOD. As Hamas Rockets continued to rain down on Israeli population centers, a large anti-Israel rally took place in Seattle’s Westlake Center this Saturday,… Continue reading

JSU; Pizza with a purpose

Ari Hoffman surveyed the group of about fifteen students  seated in a half circle around him. “Hi my name is Ari, who wants donuts?!” With introductions done Hoffman gives this new group at… Continue reading

Seattle’s Jewish community unites in grief

Despite the miles of land and ocean that separate the small Jewish community of Seattle from Israel, for the past nineteen days the distance seemed not quite as great. The hours were punctuated… Continue reading

While we buried our boys…

THE MORAL CHASM IS VAST Seattle – Even when they try to libel Israel, the Jewish state comes out smelling like a combination of roses and lilacs (with a sprinkle of cinnamon) compared… 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

Hen Mazzig; I hope I made a difference

November 21st of 2012, Hen Mazzig was walking down Shaul HaMelech street in the heart of Tel Aviv when an ear splitting explosion ripped through the air. The gut wrenching sound echoed across… 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

Prayer Vigil in Seattle for Abducted Teens

The horrific kidnapping of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrach has ripped a  psychic hole in the fabric of the communal Jewish soul. Parents are hugging their children a little tighter and… Continue reading

Bringing out our best and worst

Two Seattle locals exploit kidnapping to promote anti-Israel agenda. Times of communal Jewish trauma, like the abduction of three teens from the Mekor Haim Yeshiva last week, brings out the very best of… Continue reading

Seattle’s pro-Israel rally undermined from within

NIF and Hillel Leaders with help from JTNews trash event they co-sponsored. The entire academic year had been building up to this Seattle-BDS crescendo. Everyone on the inside, both pro and anti-Israel, knew… 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

UW Sponsors anti-Semitic speaker

The Israel haters are in a blood fueled  frenzy this week. As divestment resolutions were being forced through the senates of UC Davis and the University of Washington, the BDS movement unveiled the… Continue reading

Assault on Israel continues at UW as BDS resolution moves forward

In the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle, hundreds packed the large social hall of a local synagogue to celebrate the 66th anniversary of the state of Israel. As the revelers swayed to Hebrew melodies while… Continue reading

Anti-Israel BDS activist vying to head Seattle Teacher’s Union

Jesse Hagopian was thrust into the spotlight last year after leading a successful boycott against the use of standardized MAP testing at Garfield High School in Seattle.  His anti-testing activism made Hagopian a… Continue reading