New anti-Israel group debuts in Seattle

Rabbi David Basior’s Kadima Congregation & Cong. Kol Ami’s Rabbi Kinberg join BDS friendly group in anti-Israel protest. Shielding themselves from the persistent Seattle drizzle, about a dozen protesters huddled under a protective overhang… Continue reading

Temple De Hirsch Hosts BDS Rabbi

Less than a week after Seattle’s Temple De Hirsch Sinai was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti, the Seattle congregation is hosting Rabbi David Basior, a man who vigorously embraces and promotes the Boycott, Divestment… Continue reading

Seattle Fed Says Kadima Purim Event Violates Promo Policy

FEDERATION REMOVES KADIMA PURIM EVENT FROM COMMUNITY CALENDAR “WE DON’T CONDONE ANTI-SEMITISM OR VIOLENCE OF ANY KIND” Readers of The Mike Report expressed shock and disbelief upon learning that Rabbi David Basior and… Continue reading

Seattle’s Kadima Congregation Raises Funds for Group that Promotes Violence, Anti-Semitic Canards

Seattle’s Kadima Reconstructionist community announced this week that half of all funds raised at their ‘Topsy Turvy Purim party’ this year will go to “Youth Against Settlements”, an extremist anti-Israel group. Youth Against… Continue reading

Jewish Students at UW Harassed, Israel display Vandalized

Undergraduate Adam Rozen-Wheeler along with several other students were looking forward to setting up their Israel educational display on the University of Washington’s Red Square this past Tuesday afternoon for a week of Israel advocacy on… Continue reading

Seattle Rabbi Leads Delegation Against Jewish State

Radical Rabbi recruits Seattle Jews to harass Israeli authorities.

Will Role of Fed Head in Anti-Israel Org Impact Israel Policy at Seattle Jewish Federation?

New Israel Fund Regional Council Member Takes Leadership Role in Seattle Jewish Federation.  In June of 2015 Seattle was embroiled in controversy as New Israel Fund (NIF) brought a speaker from the anti-Israel… Continue reading

J Street Brings PLO Official to Seattle

Jewish community appalled as J Street brings PLO official to Seattle.

Seattle Synagogue Hosts Israel Critic Who Was Condemned by Wiesenthal Center.

TEMPLE DE HIRSCH HOSTS ACTIVIST WHO COMPARES ISRAEL TO JIM CROW SOUTH HILLEL UW-JCONNECT PROMOTES “INTIMATE CONVERSATION” WITH CONTROVERSIAL ISRAEL CRITIC AND “YOUNG ADULTS”  The relentless efforts of groups like New Israel Fund and… Continue reading

Study: Spike In Anti-Semitic Incidents at UW – Matches Trend Across Nation

According to Amcha nearly 100 more incidents of anti-Semitism occurred on US campuses during the first six months of 2016 compared with the first six months of 2015.

BDS Supporter is Running for WA Governor

Taxpayer funded voter’s guide provides platform for Jew hatred and Shoah denial.

Response to article on Rabbi Basior, “nurture your humility”

The Mike Report received this letter from Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg in response to our recent article about Rabbi Basior.

Seattle Rabbi Promotes Boycott of Israeli Products

With his ready smile and gentle demeanor Rabbi David Basior’s disarming persona has earned him a loyal following as spiritual leader of the Kadima Reconstructionist Community of Seattle, WA. This past Shavuot the… Continue reading

VANCOUVER FEDERATION BOOKS DIVISIVE ISRAELI ARTIST FOR YOM HA’ATZMAUT BASH

What should have been a day of unity for Vancouver BC’s Jewish community has become a day of controversy.

Swastika Scrawled on Olympia Synagogue

Some locals see anti-Semitic attack natural result of anti-Israel activism.

Seattle “Human Rights Leader” Spreads Hate of the Jewish State

Seattle’s Amin Odeh is lauded as a human rights hero while he spreads classic anti-Semitic tropes.

Hundreds Show Support for Israel at Seattle Area Rally

The four corners of Bellevue Way and NE 8th street were packed  this drizzly Sunday morning with an enthusiastic group of Israel supporters waving flags and signs declaring their backing of Israel.  “Even though… Continue reading

Oregon Synagogue Defaced with Anti-Semitic Graffiti

The jarring ring of an early morning phone call is an expected hazard of the job if one is a congregational Rabbi. But the call received this morning by Rabbi Michael Kaplan of… Continue reading

Concerns that Mercer Island SJCC “Holy Land” Talk Lacks Facts

ISRAEL ADVOCATES CLAIM POPULAR TRAVEL GURU MIXES TRUTH AND FICTION WHEN IT COMES TO THE ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT. Screenshot from Rick Steves’ travelogue to the Palestinian controlled areas and Israel. It would be difficult to… Continue reading

Seattle Jewish Federation Sponsors Lecture Series Which Includes Supporter of Israel Boycott

As Seattle’s Jewish community becomes increasingly divided over the question of what constitutes support of Israel, the Stroum Center at UW has for the most part managed to remain above the fray, until now.… Continue reading