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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.

ARTICLES BY: Joshua Levitt

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,...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Jewish U of Virginia Students ‘Horrified’ by Nazi-Style Graffit...

Jewish students at the University of Virginia (UVA) expressed shock over the appearance of Nazi-style graffiti on the wall of a...


UNESCO Slammed for Another ‘Ridiculous’ Jerusalem Resolution, B...

Israeli politicians and American Jewish groups once again condemned UNESCO on Wednesday after the global cultural body’s World Heritage Committee...

Middle East

Top Iranian Commander Calls on Country’s Tech Experts to Develop Rada...

A top Iranian military commander called on his country’s science-and-technology experts to develop a radar-evading device for locally-produced missiles, the...