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

Jewish Federation Promotes Boycott Supporting Anti-Israel Hate Group in JTNews

SHOULD SEATTLE’S JEWISH FEDERATION PROMOTE AN ANTI-ISRAEL HATE GROUP? As the nation reeled in the wake of the Ferguson Grand Jury decision and angry protests erupted in many urban centers, one organization chose to… Continue reading

J STREET ENDORSES UN ACTION AGAINST ISRAEL

DISCOURAGES OBAMA FROM WIELDING VETO Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly rejected Palestinian efforts to force through a UN resolution calling for Israeli retreat from Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem, seeing it as a means of… Continue reading

Jerusalem Professor Shocked By Visit To Seattle Synagogue

Professor Ira Sharkansky looked forward to celebrating his grandson’s Bar Mitzvah in Seattle while taking a break from the drama that is part of daily life in Israel; instead he found himself confronting a… Continue reading

Video: Canadian Indian Activist Stands Up for Israel at UC Davis

A CANADIAN INDIAN ACTIVIST STANDS UP FOR ISRAEL AT ISRAEL BASHING DISCUSSION. The Mike Report tends to focus on the Intersection of Jews, Israel and the Pacific Northwest, but when we came across… Continue reading

Jewish Agenda or Progressive Agenda?

Zach Carstensen, Government Relations and Public Affairs Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle took a literary victory lap today, lauding the efforts of the Seattle Jewish Federation and their cadre of… Continue reading

Revered But Weathered Synagogue Building To Be Retired

AFTER A HALF CENTURY OF CONTINUOUS USE, THE “TEMPORARY” YAVNEH BUILDING WILL BE REPLACED WITH A STATE OF THE ART YOUTH CENTER. Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath (BCMH), Seattle’s oldest congregation has experienced many changes… Continue reading

Pro Israel Billboard Pops Up In Spokane

PRO ISRAEL ACTIVISTS IN SPOKANE PLACE PRO ISRAEL BILLBOARD IN HEART OF THE CITY. A loyal TMR reader and Spokane blogger who goes by the pen name of Neon Noodle sent us these great… Continue reading

BDS Fail: Zim Djibouti Sails In And Out Of Seattle Without Disruption Or Delay

UNIONS SLAM BDS BLOCKTHEBOAT ACTIVISTS AS ANTI WORKER As predicted earlier this week by Pro Israel Bay Bloggers, the Zim Djbouti sailed in and out of the Port of Seattle today, unloading its… Continue reading