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A Time for Civility in Seattle's Jewish Community

The October 23rd event featuring Israel critic Peter Beinart had garnered the endorsement of not just the standard left leaning organizations but also the imprimatur of Seattle’s Jewish Federation, the much sought after stamp of communal endorsement. 667 more words


The Democrats Can’t Afford to Lose Israel

by Daniel Greenfield
November 5, 2014

Jewish leftists keep threatening to break up with Israel. They deliver a list of their demands, scribble nasty things about the Jewish State on social media and even write entire books in which they threaten to break up with it for good, but they never actually move on to stalking some other country. 232 more words

Israel & Middle East

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 Israel Fund and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle were among the other sponsors.   1,511 more words


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? 519 more words


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 the academic year would be brought to their campus courtesy of Rabbi Oren Hayon and his Hillel UW.   177 more words


Seattle Jewish Federation Sponsors Promoter of Israel Boycott

In a move sure to send shock waves through pro-Israel circles well beyond the Pacific Northwest, Seattle’s Jewish Federation announced today their sponsorship of a… 622 more words