Tag Archive: 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

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

Dozens of Organizations Sponsor Pro-Israel Rally at Seattle Center. Video & Photos.

A broad representation of Seattle’s diverse Jewish community joined together in solidarity with the Jewish state at the mural amphitheatre at Seattle Center today.  “Our Solidarity with Israel and the people of Israel… 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

Federation & ADL Condemn Seattle Anti-Semitic Rallies

MIKE REPORT SPURS CONDEMNATION Responding to a series of exclusive  Mike Report exposé’s, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and the  Anti-Defamation League issued a condemnation today of a rash of anti-Semitic tinged rallies held… Continue reading

Ignoring anti-Semitism isn’t progressive, it’s complicity

SEATTLE COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT FEATURED SPEAKER AT ANTI-SEMITIC RALLY One could no more miss the blatant anti-Semitic imagery at these hate-fests any more than one could miss the aroma of farm animal byproduct… Continue reading