Tag Archive: Seattle

BDS Fail in Seattle: Zim Ship Arrives, Offloads And Sails Without Incident.

ZIM ANTWERP ARRIVES AND LEAVES ON SCHEDULE – NO DISRUPTION OR DELAY The Zim Antwerp sailing into the Port of Seattle yesterday. 10/29/2014. Photo Credit Inbar Gazit. Despite Seattle’s reputation as a hotbed… Continue reading

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

Shattering Stereotypes in Seward Park (one sit up at a time)

By Jessica Hoffman “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”― Chimamanda… 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

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

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

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

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.

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

Sawant’s non-violent friends threaten The Mike Report

At the invitation of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, The Mike Report recently attended a pots and pans noise brigade against the violence in Gaza. You can read about it here. Sawant has repeatedly… Continue reading

Sawant Smackdown at City Hall – Obscene allegations made against Israel

Serving as president pro-tem, Kshama Sawant opened up today’s council briefing with an overbearing lecture on the evils of global imperialism. As Sawant segued into presenting her now infamous anti-Israel letter for endorsement by the council,… Continue reading