A Seattle commission that represents the gay community canceled a meeting with gay Israeli leaders over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.
A federal judge in Seattle ruled that King County, Wash., did not violate the First Amendment rights of a pro-Palestinian group when it refused to run an Israel 'War Crimes' ad campaign. Judge Richard Jones on Feb. 18 denied a request to force the Metro Transit system to run the ads.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative has submitted two advertisements to the Seattle transit company to counter an anti-Israel advertising campaign on the city's buses. The ads from the group's Stop Islamization of America program come in response to a campaign by the Seattle Midwest Awareness Campaign, which is placing ads on 12 buses beginning Dec. 27 -- the day that Israel entered Gaza two years ago in a bid to stop rocket attacks on its southern communities.
Buses in downtown Seattle will carry advertisements about "Israeli war crimes" to mark the second year since the Gaza war.
A Jewish high school in Washington State was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.
Unknown vandals painted red swastikas on two Seattle-area synagogues.
A judge declared a mistrial in the case of the gunman who shot up the offices of this city's Jewish federation. The King County prosecutor vowed to retry Naveed Haq, 32, who claimed he was not guilty by reason of insanity.
Isn't that a pretty good indication that the Bible favors using the power of the government to coerce the citizenry to be charitable over relying on private generosity? Actually, not at all.
Jewish communities are being urged to remain vigilant, be in touch with police and other law enforcement agencies and review their security arrangements after a fatal shooting at Seattle's Jewish federation offices. The alleged gunman, identified by police as Naveed Afzal Haq, said he was an American Muslim upset about what was going on in Israel.
Both brides were beautiful and the dress was a focal point each time, thanks to the loving restoration work by dressmaker Camila Sigelmann, who made it possible for Amee Huppin Sherer to be married in Grandma Marian Huppin's 1925 wedding gown.
"I have a philosophy very compatible with being a banker," he told a Seattle Times reporter in 1994. "I believe that people should pay their debts. My debt to society is so great that if I were to live 100 years I could not completely begin to repay it."
The Kalsman-Levy family has donated $5 million to the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to buy the property for a new camp in Washington state. Camp Kalsman, named for grandparents Lee and Irving "Red" Kalsman, will become the movement's 13th camp in North America.