Category Archive: Israel

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

DESPITE PROMOTION OF BOYCOTT, LOCAL RABBI IS WELCOMED AT HERZL TORAHTHON AS “DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR” With his ready smile and gentle demeanor Rabbi David Basior’s disarming persona has earned him a loyal following as spiritual… 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

Bend, Oregon is Home to Controversial Anti-Israel Company

BLOGGERS AT ISRAELLYCOOL EXPOSE NW ANTI-ISRAEL FILM COMPANY. STUDIO HEAD DONS OFFENSIVE NAZI GARB.  AMZ productions, a small promotional film company  headquartered in the quiet Oregon town of Bend,  has found themselves embroiled in a conflict… Continue reading

Seattle Jewish Federation Should Take A Stand For Israel

Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will be voting in September whether to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiated between the P5 + 1 powers and Iran.   The… Continue reading

Seattle Jewish Voice for Peace Chapter Plots to End Sister City Relationship With Israeli City

Despite the deceptive name, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is an organization engaged in full time battle against the Jewish state. The group calls for the demographic end of Israel as a majority… Continue reading

Anti-Israel Rally In Seattle Features Swastikas, Calls for Destruction of Jewish State

A gathering of about fifty anti-Israel activists assembled on a blustery summer afternoon in Downtown Seattle’s Westlake Park this past Friday to condemn Israel as part of the Al Quds Day observances, the annual day dedicated… Continue reading

IDF Vets Respond to Accusations Made At Temple Beth Am

IDF Soldiers Lambasted at Seattle’s Temple Beth Am.

New Israel Fund and Temple Beth Am Bring Breaking the Silence and Discord to Seattle Jewish Community

Seattle polite, that is the term used to describe the sometimes over the top courtesy in which we Seattlites specialize. Have you ever been paralyzed at a four-way stop as each Emerald City… Continue reading

AKIM: Providing Pride & Dignity for Israelis with Special Needs.

Barri Rind is used to fighting for a cause when the cause is right. Born in Jerusalem, she has resided in the Seattle area for the past 36 years. A mother of three… Continue reading

Too many beautiful faces. Thoughts on Yom Hazikaron.

Seattle native Leah Jacobson along with husband Jon and daughters Carol, Shana, Dahlia and Yonit made Aliyah in 2011. Leah was to have recorded a message to be broadcast at the Seattle Jewish community Yom… Continue reading