Controversial Pro-Israel Film To Have Portland Premiere

The J Street Challenge is coming to Congregation Ahavat Achim in Portland Oregon on Sunday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m.   The documentary film, the J Street Challenge was recently screened twice in the… Continue reading

UW Prof Calls for Boycott of Israelis Other than Himself

In perhaps one of the more interesting, if not transparent responses to calls for the boycott of Israeli academics, a group of professors, including Israeli Professor Yomi Braester at the University of Washington, has called… Continue reading

Three Generations Uncover Their Jewish Southern Roots. Part 4: Montgomery

The Owen family; Ruben, his sons Rabbi Benjy and Jacob and his grandson Jeffrey set forth on a nine day journey to discover the Sephardic and American history of the deep South. Tuesday morning,… Continue reading

Jewish Voice for Peace Disrupts Holocaust Memorial Resolution

COUNCILMAN GREENFIELD RESPONDS WITH SPEECH FOR THE AGES Today, as reported at JP UPdates. Jewish Voice for Peace and others disrupted a Holocaust Memorial Resolution being passed in the NYC City Council. The group, it… Continue reading

J Street Condemns Netanyahu After Tel Aviv Stabbing Attack

Quickly responding to the horrific stabbing of passengers on a public bus in Tel Aviv earlier this week, J Street issued a press release condemning the attack. But as with virtually all such… Continue reading

Anti-Israel Speaker at UW Dishes Out the Hate

By TMR Contributor Randy Kessler. Randy Kessler suffered through a truth challenged screed against the Jewish state delivered by Alice Rothchild at the University of Washington earlier this month. Randy was moved by the… Continue reading

Israel Boycott Opponent’s Case Goes to WA Supreme Court

Back in 2010 when the Olympia Food Co-Op passed a boycott against carrying Israeli goods in their store, a small  group of pro-Israel co-op members challenged what they saw as unethical procedural manipulations used… Continue reading

Hillel UW Director Announces Resignation

In a surprise announcement, Mikael Kvart, Board President of Hillel UW informed community partners late last week that Hillel UW Director Rabbi Oren Hayon has tendered his resignation.  Rabbi Hayon assumed the position of… Continue reading

Secret Israel Trainings at UW Hillel Leave More Questions Than Answers

In late December a promotional notice for a new undergraduate event to take place on January 7th appeared on the Hillel UW calendar. Ensconced between Citrus Shabbat and Bagel Club was a program titled… Continue reading

Magical Shape Shifting Jews

Dana Kennedy from the Daily Beast explained to MSNBC yesterday that there are Muslims who believe that the terror rampage in Paris last week were committed by “a race of Magical Jews, shape… Continue reading

Three Generations Uncover their Jewish Southern Roots. Part 3: Atlanta

Ruben Owen with his two sons, Jacob and Rabbi Benjy Owen along with grandson Jeffrey toured the deep South this past December, uncovering their Jewish Sephardic roots along the way. Part three of a five… Continue reading

Which Side Are You On?

With a helping hand from Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (IMFA) posted a powerful new video to their YouTube account today. The slick minute long production features a series of… Continue reading

Sanctifying G-d’s Name

OPINION: By TMR contributor Jessica Hoffman. My oldest child, Jonah, is ten years old. Overall, he is a mensch. Like any fourth grader, he knows how to trash talk, gets into the occasional… Continue reading

Abbas is doing what? Where?

Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas is a man who wrote his college thesis on the premise that the Shoah never happened. He organized the funding of the 1972 Munich massacre and is partnered with… Continue reading

Three Generations Uncover their Jewish Roots. Part 2: Savannah

Ruben Owen dreamed of returning to his childhood home of Columbus, Georgia. A descendent of Sephardic immigrants from the Greek Island of Rhodes, Ruben wanted to combine his homecoming with a tour of the Sephardic South.… Continue reading

Three Generations Uncover Their Jewish Roots in the Deep South. Part 1: Charleston.

As a young boy Ruben Owen would leap off the red brick porch of his family’s modest cottage style home in Columbus, Georgia, glance both ways down the pecan tree lined street before… Continue reading

Israel Advocacy Organizations Need To Up Their Game

Will Establishment Pro-Israel Organizations Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century? Guest post by Jeff Robbins In late 2004, as I was nearing the end of my tenure as President of the World… Continue reading

Three Generations Search for their Sephardic Roots in the Deep South

It is December 24th, one of the busiest travel days of the year. In the snaking line at SeaTac airport, the ticket counter barely visible in the distance, stands three generations of the… Continue reading

Shock Video: JTNews Whitewashes Anti-Police Rally

GROUP USED INCENDIARY RHETORIC AT ANTI-POLICE RALLY, CALLING COPS “RACIST” As reported here this past week, the Seattle Jewish Federation’s JTNews (aka Jewish Transcript, aka Jewish Sound) published a fawning article on a  rally sponsored by Jewish… Continue reading

The Mike Report Year in Review

As we look back upon 2014  I can say that I am proud of the role The Mike Report has played this past year in educating the Puget Sound pro-Israel community of the growing influence of Israel’s… Continue reading