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Joshua Levitt is a Contributor for The Algemeiner. Previously, Joshua served as an advisor to the newspaper, as its Managing Editor and as Senior Correspondent. Follow him on Twitter at @joshua5737 and read recent features here.

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August 16, 2014 8:01 pm

‘Hamas’s Bin Laden’ Mohammed Al-Deif Lives Underground, Credited for Building Al-Qassam Brigades Into Military Force, Claims 25,000 Fighters

"Hamas's Osama Bin Laden," in the words of Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid, was born Mohammed Diab Ibrahim Al-Masri, in Khan Younes, in 1948, and is...

August 15, 2014 11:21 am

IDF Soldier Describes Fraught Search for Lt. Hadar Goldin, Killed in Combat – ‘If I’m Not Back in 5 Minutes, I’m Dead’

Israel Defense Forces Lt. Eitan, 23, for the first time on Friday described the harrowing search for Lt. Hadar Goldin, also 23, killed in...

August 15, 2014 11:11 am

Hamas Spox: We Deported Foreign Journalists for Filming Missile Launches

Hamas spokeswoman Isra Al-Mudallal, head of foreign relations in the Hamas Information Ministry, on Thursday told Lebanon's satellite broadcaster Mayadeen TV that journalists who filmed...

August 15, 2014 11:05 am

UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis: Middle East Situation ‘Not an Excuse for Simply Abominable and Unacceptable’ Anti-Semitism

UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said there was no excuse for the global rise of anti-Semitism in response to Israel's Operation Protective Edge to stop...

August 14, 2014 7:48 pm

For 90 Minutes, Jewish Leaders Tell UN’s Ban Ki-moon About Hamas Abuses, List 19 War Crimes

For a full 90 minutes on Wednesday, Jewish leaders told United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon about the litany of abuses of international rules of warfare...

August 14, 2014 7:25 pm

PA President Mahmoud Abbas Under Pressure As Armed Wing of Fatah Insists on Fighting, Questioning His Sincerity for Peace

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, gave exclusive footage to Lebanon's pan-Arab satellite broadcaster Mayadeen...

August 14, 2014 7:10 pm

Malaysian Teen’s Facebook ‘Like’ of Post That Says ‘I Love Israel’ Prompts Sedition Probe

A 17-year-old student in the northern Malaysian state of Penang was placed under investigation for sedition, after "liking" a post on Facebook that said...

August 14, 2014 1:56 pm

Israelis Campaign for Kurdish Independence and Against Yazidi Massacre at U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv (VIDEO)

A large group of Israelis, many of them Kurdish Jews, gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to express their solidarity...

August 14, 2014 9:10 am

Philo-Semite Becomes a Jew for a Week to Experience Anti-Semitism Firsthand

As reports of the 'Global Pogrom' around the world reflect the latent anti-Semitism brought out by Israel's battle to disarm Hamas in Gaza, one non-Jewish...

August 14, 2014 9:07 am

Iranian Parliament Speaker Congratulates Hezbollah on Anniversary of 2006 ‘Victory’ Over Israel, Urges Hamas to Continue Fight in Gaza

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday congratulated Hezbollah on the eighth anniversary of its 2006 "victory" over Israel and urged Hamas to continue its...

August 13, 2014 3:02 pm

‘Human Wrongs Council’ – Israel Ambassador to UN on Schabas Appointment to Gaza Commission

Ambassador Ron Prosor, Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on Tuesday said "the United Nations Human Rights Council set a new record for anti-Israel...

August 12, 2014 1:35 pm

Spanish Journalist in Gaza: Hamas Launched Rockets From Press Hotel

Freelance Spanish journalist Fernando Gutiérrez said on Twitter Hamas was launching rockets from the press hotel, in Gaza. In Spanish, Gutiérrez, who is writing for Melilla Hoy, tweeted,...

August 12, 2014 1:19 pm

Rome Blanketed by Posters Calling for Boycott of Jewish-Owned Shops

Rome was blanketed with posters calling for the boycott of Jewish-owned business by far-right Italian group Vita Est Militia, amid a global rise in...

August 12, 2014 10:23 am

Palestinian Envoy to Iran: Israel’s Annihilation Just Started

Palestinian Authority Envoy to Tehran Salah al-Zawawi told supporters of Gaza on Tuesday that "Israel's annihilation has begun and the new generation in Iran...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


Republican Senator Expects Trump to Pull Out of Iran deal: CBS

Republican US Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he expects President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May. "The Iran deal...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...