Tag Archive: New Israel Fund

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

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

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

UW Hillel – A Safe Place to Hate on the Jewish State

A civil war is taking place on campuses across the US, the battle is for nothing less than the hearts and minds of the next generation of Jewish leaders. Since Israel’s founding, a key component 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

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

New Israel Fund Ejected from Birthright Program

The Algemeiner Journal and The Jerusalem Post reported today that New Israel Fund, a controversial foundation that supports dozens of Israel related causes,  many of which are considered hostile to the Jewish State, was… Continue reading

New Israel Fund Issues Tortured Condemnation in Wake of Terror Attack

  In a whiplash inducing three paragraphs, Naomi Paiss,  Vice President of Public Affairs at the New Israel Fund (NIF) issued a statement in response to the brutal killing of an Israeli-Arab police officer, three American citizens… Continue reading

Peter Beinart; Correct Diagnosis, Bad Prescription

  Guest Post by Steven Hemmat. This past Thursday, I attended a talk given by Peter Beinart at the University of Washington Hillel.  In addition to Hillel, the organizations J Street, the New… Continue reading

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

Two Cartoons: “Pre-emptive Protest” & “Jumping the Shark”

As classes commenced this fall, UW Students and pro-Israel activists braced for an expected deluge of Israel demonizing speakers and programs. What they did not expect was that the first such event of… Continue reading

A WELL PLACED GARRISON PROTECTS ISRAEL’S HARSHEST CRITICS IN SEATTLE

What happens when your Jewish Federation leadership, your rabbi, even the head of your college student’s Jewish studies program collude with Israel’s harshest critics?

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

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

Bellevue Rally Shows Love for Israel

Nearly 300 lovers of Israel converged on the busy corner of NE 8th St and Bellevue Way in Bellevue, WA this afternoon and The Mike Report was there.   Shoppers in the retail… Continue reading

NIF rushes emergency war grants to fund protests against Israel

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE… The citizens of Israel are now into their second week of a horrific war of rockets inflicted upon them primarily by the Hamas terror group operating out of Gaza.… Continue reading

Bringing out our best and worst

Two Seattle locals exploit kidnapping to promote anti-Israel agenda. Times of communal Jewish trauma, like the abduction of three teens from the Mekor Haim Yeshiva last week, brings out the very best of… Continue reading

Seattle’s pro-Israel rally undermined from within

NIF and Hillel Leaders with help from JTNews trash event they co-sponsored. The entire academic year had been building up to this Seattle-BDS crescendo. Everyone on the inside, both pro and anti-Israel, knew… Continue reading

Seattle Jewish Community plans major anti-BDS rally

Proclaiming in a unified voice that BDS is not welcome within the Seattle Jewish communal tent, virtually every significant Jewish organization in the Puget Sound region will be joining together for a major… Continue reading