Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Joel Leyden Creates Fake YouTube Channels to Publish Fake SEO Self-Promotional Spam About Himself

It's been a while since we've posted here, but there's been many new developments. Joel Leyden and his partners Phillip Pasmanick and Alain Horoit continue to harass, defame, defraud, and spam many good people, while they publish self-promotional spam and lies about themselves.

The latest development is that it appears Leyden has created 7 fake YouTube accounts to publish self-promotional videos about himself and spam links in the descriptions for SEO purposes.

Pretty much anything "positive" you read about Joel Leyden is something he has written about himself. He does this in an effort to hide the truth about him, which is what we provide. If you do a Google search for his name, you can see what he's been busy doing in the past week. However, we do not recommend you click the many spammy links in such a search, as these guys are malicious people who support and spam malicious sites in a direct effort to breach the privacy, safety, and security of others. They steal content and photos of private individuals. They have tried to steal and publish social security numbers of others. These guys simply are not Kosher. Please stay aware from them and anything that looks positive about them and realize that they have written it themselves in an effort to hide the truth.

For example, we believe Leyden created the following fake aliases and YouTube channels for his self-promotional spam purposes. If you add "" before the /channel, you can actually visit these spammy SEO channels and see the pathetic attempts at self promotion, but we don't recommend you do that, unless you also help to report the channels and videos for spam, as we have done. We also sent a detailed email to Google and YouTube and their legal departments about Joel Leyden's abuse:
  • "Berlyn Jimenez: /channel/UCIGzMUkA0rjrUeG1rJqQXuA
  • "Elizababeth Mackenna": /channel/UCGT8VxqCJErRFIxcpsVvpqQ
  • "David Dorward":
  • "bhugz hug":
  • "Calvin Marlin":
  • "Ken Seifert":
  • "Stephen Liam"  channel/UCda1-dIxwk8BKSt5w9__cZg
Who are these folks? Is Leyden also in the business of identity theft? Why would anyone, other than Leyden, publish such self-promotional nonsense and lies about Joel Leyden? Again, we think this was done by Leyden himself. All the channels are brand new, have no subscribers and only have one video, promoting Joel Leyden, with a bunch of lies about the guy.

Here's a screencap showing the video results Joel Leyden created for himself in the past week. We hope Google/YouTube do the right thing and remove this self-promotional spam and abuse!:

Why is this so important? Because it's important that people get reliable and truthful information about others online. We know many folks who have been defrauded and scammed by Leyden and his partners. They didn't realize they were such scammers, because the truth about these guys has been drowned out by all this self-promotional spam. Meanwhile, these guys continue to try to maliciously defame, harass, and attack anyone who dares to disagree with them.

Unlike the police reports and lawsuits and mainstream media documenting Leyden, Pasmanick, and Horoit's abuse, nothing legitimate backs up their many false claims that they spread about others.

The Jewish Internet Defense Force recently wrote an article documenting many of their false claims, entitled:  Joel Leyden and Phillip Pasmanick's Harassment and Defamation Campaign
- in that detailed report, you can read how Leyden and Pasmanick created 8 fake Twitter profiles to harass and defame the JIDF and others they falsely accuse. Thankfully, Twitter, suspended all of them. Sadly, at least three of them still exist. 

Joel Leyden's partner, Phillip Pasmanick, has even gone so far as to harass and defame Jews and Israel supporters with Nazi material that denies the Holocaust.  The JIDF also documented that:  Phillip Pasmanick, "Israel and Stuff" Site Harass and Defame Jews---with Nazi Videos!

The video he spammed and harassed the JIDF with, was homophobic, racist, anti-Israel, and it denied the Holocaust. It should be an outrage to anyone who sees it. But rather than admit another terrible mistake, Pasmanick falsely claims that the JIDF photoshopped fake screencaps. However, if you search hard enough, you can still find the posts where Pasmanick was spamming the video, and the evidence exists in the Google cache, and different internet archive sites.

Beyond all this, Leyden is on a rampage, trying to suppress the truth about him from getting out. If you look at the Google results for his name in the past week alone, you can see it's all self-promotional SEO spam, in a direct effort to suppress the truth. Again, we don't encourage to click any of the links to his self-promotional spam.  These guys use and support many malicious sites and tools, actively trying to breach the privacy, safety, and security of others. It's simply unwise to click any of their links.

Everything we have posted here is the absolute truth. We're not out to harass or defame these guys. We are simply disgusted by what they are doing to others. And anyone who supports them or their spammy sites, need to know what they are supporting, that is, a lot of fraud, harassment, spam, defamation, and abuse.

Also, if you're an Israel supporter, you need to know that they simply do sloppy work when it comes to Israel. On Pasmanick Singapore-based "Israel and Stuff" site, he plagiarizes content from a known Israel hater and antisemite, Richard Silverstein. What type of educated Israel advocate would cite an Israel hater as a source for any information about Israel whatsoever? Yet he's done it, several times. So has Joel Leyden, and Alain Horoit. These fellas are simply bad news. And we hate to even have to tell you about it. But if we don't try to get the truth out, it will simply be suppressed by their endless supply of self-promotional spam, like what we have documented above.

And if you want to see examples of what they do to harass and defame others, simply look at this PDF ---Google some of the names of Leyden's many victims. See how he's even harassed and defamed his own brother, Brian Leyden. If you Google Brian Leyden, you can see just how sad this is. Here's a typical site Joel Leyden created, to malicious harass and defame his own brother, Brian Leyden: - how sad and pathetic is that!? Who would spend so much time, energy, and money to harass and defame their own family? Keep in mind, that's just one site out of many! And it's just one person that Leyden harasses and defames, out of many!

If Joel Leyden does this to his own brother, just imagine what he's done to the many others he even know personally and doesn't like for whatever reason! It's truly sick and sad stuff. We hope companies like Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Twitter continue to wake up about this guy. And we hope more folks pursue legal action against Leyden and his partners. We realize these people are scary and relentless when it comes to malicious defaming others online. But we must unite to step up to bullies. And we must educate the people who are ignorant about the facts. We need your help to do that. Thank you.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Alain Horoit: Joel Leyden's Partner in Fraud and Cyber Crime

A new article has been published about Joel Leyden's partner in crime, Alain Horoit. We urge you to read it and share widely!:

The following is a translation of an article written in Dutch by Dennis van Damme in the Belgian Gazet Van Antwerpen on July 6, 2013. We believe all the many claims of fraud against Alain Horoit are true, especially as his "Hatikvah" page has repeatedly published ridiculous lies and attacks against us, and many other Jews and Israel supporters.

They also publish many lies, in general. Just recently, they fraudulently claimed to have taken a picture in Safed (Israel), meanwhile, it was actually a photo of Greece that they stole from a professional! The page also has another known fraud and defamer of Jews behind it, Joel Leyden. We've published many articles about him that we encourage you to read, and we also encourage you to go to Joel Leyden Watch. Also note that this article does not touch upon all the many leaders in the Jewish and pro-Israel community who have been ripped off by Alain Horoit, such as Zevi Ives (head of the European Center for Jewish Students). Below is a letter written by Zevi, with regard to Horoit's fraud:
Brussels, May 9, 2012

To Whom It May Concern,

This is to verify that we lent €1550 to Alain Horoit which was not repaid as promised. He approached me as head of ECJS, European Center for Jewish Students, asking for a loan on Thursday, January 21, 2010 on behalf of his company Trendy Networkz for his party for European Jews that Saturday night. He needed to pay the band and singer. Alain promised that it would be paid back immediately following the party once he received the money from the entrance fees. Thinking it would be a small favor and possibly the beginning of a good contact for ECJS, I agreed. When the bank details in Israel did not work from our PC banking, he asked me to send it to ElAl in Belgium to pay for the tickets of the band instead.

The following week, we did not receive the promised reimbursement nor did Alain contact me to explain the delay. I e-mailed and called him over and over. He kept promising new deadlines by which he would pay ECJS back and eventually stopped returning my e-mails and calls. Despite repeated calls and e-mails, we have still not received this money back to date. This has caused us not only monetary loss, but also problems with accounting for paying for this service from ECJS bank account without a reimbursement from Trendy Networkz.


Zevi Ives
Executive Director
European Center for Jewish Students
And here is a spreadsheet documenting just some of Alain's other victims.  Now, without further ado, here's the recent article:

Fraud? Speaker with a dark past
‘Mister Never Give Up’ is planning performances in Antwerp

by Dennis van Damme, Gazet Van Antwerpen

Who is the mysterious Mister Never Give Up who is planning a show in Antwerp in December? According to him, he is a source of inspiration for everyone who has problems. But according to others he is a seasoned fraud who has swindled many people of their money.

Mister Never Give up is coming to Belgium in December. “He will do a series of shows in Antwerp,” an enthusiastic press release announces. “That these shows will be remarkable, and that a whole lot of special guests can be expected, seems all but assured.”
According to the same press release, Mister Never Give Up is “much more than a motivational speaker, he is the ‘motivational rock star’ of Facebook. A real countryman who has had an international breakthrough.”


To be clear, Mister Never Give Up is Alain Horoit. He was born in Berche

m, spent a large part of his life in Berchem, and is currently living in Spain. According to him, he was active for many years in the entertainment industry, and among other things, he managed the disco Sotto’s in Zottegem.

“I was on top”, Horoit says in a phone conversation with this paper. I had personnel, I had money, but I also had a lot to lose. A few years ago I went bankrupt. I didn’t see a way out. In those five minutes that I considered giving everything up, Mister Never Give Up was born.”

Mister Never Give Up is, according to Horoit, a sort of mentor to anyone who has fallen on hard times and does not see a way out. He wrote a book about it that was sold through the Internet. Horoit is most active on Facebook. “My page has over 310.000 followers”, he says. “And those aren’t just people who have clicked on ‘Like’. I get emails daily from people who are asking for my help and advice. Those are the people that I do this for.”

Guest speakers

The show in December will be in English. “I tell my story and try to motivate people to never give up. The guest speakers are other motivational speakers who are especially active on Facebook under names such as ‘Inspirational Positive Quotes’ and ‘Lessons Learned in Life’.”

Tickets aren’t cheap: they cost 24.95 or 29.95 euro. About this Horoit is clear: “You cannot expect to pay the price of a cinema ticket for a show that will change your life.”

But Alain Horoit does not remain someone who is not spoken about. Moreover, the more we examine his past, the more people and organizations we encounter who have a bone to pick with the man. “He is a complete swindler,” was the reaction of Michael Freilich of the magazine Joods Actueel. “In 2010 he ordered an advertisement with us, but he never paid.”

Horoit, who is Jewish, needed the ad to promote a gala ball for the Jewish community that he had organized in the Radisson Blu hotel near the Stadspark. The ball would turn out to be a flop. Joods Actueel is one of many parties who were left with a bitter taste after the ball.

Gaining trust

Horoit also placed an ad in the Dutch Jewish magazine Benjamin without paying. Many people who were involved with organizing the party, were presented with bills afterwards for services that Horoit had ordered. Similarly with his former friend Marco Devaux:

“I suddenly received a bill for 25,000 euro for the rent of the party hall and a bunch of hotel rooms in the Hilton Hotel,” Davaux said. “I went into business with him because I knew his whole family and trusted him. We had arranged that he would organize the events and that we would sell tickets through my company, on which I would receive a three per cent commission. We hadn’t written this agreement down. This was stupid of me, but Horoit is very good at gaining people’s trust. His method is simple. He borrows money from one to close the holes at another. In total I have lent him 16,000 euro, money I have never seen again. I did have to pay 1,500 euro in legal fees only to prove that Horoit, not I, had booked the hotel rooms and party hall.”

Not all victims have pressed charges against Horoit. For some the legal fees would be higher than the loss they have suffered. The Dutchman Nathan Bouscher (29) was asked to arrange transportation for several guests from Amsterdam to the gala ball in Antwerp. Also he received a bill from the bus company, while Horoit had promised to pay. “In my case this concerns a bit more than 700 euro,” Bouscher says. “If I were to challenge him in court, I would lose more money.”

Judicial investigation

In Antwerp there is an investigation running against Horoit for suspected fraud and forgery. The man is also known with the courts in Dendermonde and Brussels. With a Dutch musician was in a legal clinch about thousands of euros of royalties. The biggest case file against Horoit is in Germany. A 37-year old woman, who wishes to remain anonymous and with whom Horoit had a relationship, bundled a number of complaints. She claims she has lent him 10,000 euro. Also she never saw her money back. Because Horoit is living in hiding in Spain, the legal proceedings in Germany are currently stuck.

It is also remarkable that the Antwerp cinema complex UGC, where the Mister Never Give Up Show is supposed to take place according to the press release, have never heard of him.

“Jealous stalker”

Horoit himself denies all allegations of fraud. He was still looking for another location for his show. “All those people are talking a lot, but they don’t have any proof. I have never been convicted. I have always been strong enough not to respond to such lies. That woman in Germany is a stalker. She is jealous of my success.”

But several victims, such as Marco Devaux and Nathan Bouscher, are convinced that he is trying swindle people out of money again. “His stage name is very well chosen,” Bouscher bitterly remarks. “He really doesn’t give up.”

Friday, July 5, 2013


Jews, Israel supporters, Israelis, soldiers in the IDF, and others are being defamed, harassed, and defrauded by the creator of the "Hatikvah" page ("Alain Horoit) and some of the other admins associated with it (such as "Joel Leyden" and "Phillip Pasmanick"). If you are a fan of the page, we urge you to unlike it and report it for spam and harassment, immediately. While the page might appear to be Kosher at first glance, if you look more closely, you can see disturbing trends, such as breaching the privacy, safety, and security of Jews and Israel supporters, and even supporting the murder of certain leaders in the Jewish and pro-Israel community!
To learn more about "Joel Leyden", please read the other information on our site.
To learn more about "Alain Horoit", please see this letter  and this list of many of his victims.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fraudulent Causes: "Stop Lashon Hara - Slander and Libel" and the "Coalition Against Cyber Bullying"

These two fake causes were recently created and supported by internet frauds and cyber bullies and criminals "Joel Leyden" and "Alain Horoit." Their buddy Phillip Pasmanick may also be behind it, as he's always promoting their pages and blindly supporting these frauds with spam every opportunity he gets.

They are using these fraudulent fronts to hypocritically defame and attack the many people who rightfully call out their lies and abuse. Beware of these fake causes and the people behind them, and who support them. If you see your friends supporting them in any way, be sure to make them aware that these are fraudulent causes run by fraudulent people we believe are responsible for serious crimes online such as fraud, identity theft, posting of people's social security numbers, harassment, and abuse. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fraudulent "Israel News Agency" Removed from Google News

As we reported earlier, "Israel News Agency" is a fraudulent enterprise run by a criminal harasser and defamer of many good people. We asked you to report it to Google, as Joel Leyden's fraudulent "Israel News Agency" follows none of Google News' guidelines for inclusion. He abused Google News, posting many fraudulent stories for personal gain. Joel Leyden and his fraudulent "Israel New Agency" exist solely to promote themselves. Leyden also abused Google News using his status in the Google News index to threaten and harass many good people.

Quite simply, if you don't do or say what Joel Leyden wants you to do or say (whether it's give him $2,000 or refrain from criticizing his fraud, defamation, and harassment), he will threaten to destroy your reputation online, and he will use his fraudulent "Israel News Agency" and whatever other tools he has, or can find, at his disposal.

Kudos to Google, for taking the proper stand in this case!

Leyden has been busy lately, continuing with his defamatory spam on Facebook. He and his buddies "Phillip Pasmanick", "Alain Horoit", and "Michael Mendelson" have created a new fraudulent effort they're spamming all over the place which claims to be against "slander."  The ironic and hypocritical thing is that they are using their fake effort to slander good people, themselves! They flat-out make up lies about people.

In other news, many people in the Jewish and pro-Israel community throughout Europe claim to have been defrauded of tens of thousands of dollars by Alain Horoit, Leyden's close buddy and apparent partner in crime. Horoit is famous for trying to sell goods that many people say they never received. He also tried to sell a book with hundreds of blank pages, for around $20. If you Google him, you can read all about it. He runs a lot of pages on Facebook such as "Hatikvah" and something called "Mr. Never Give Up."

Be wary of all these frauds and their associates. They claim to be doing work for Jews and Israel, but they're spending a lot of their time attacking good people with defamatory spam. If you Google them, just know that all the "good" stuff is stuff they've probably written about themselves, and all or most of the bad stuff, is true.

Leyden also tried to post his fraudulent, defamatory, and nonsensical "Israel News Agency"  "article" at the "Free Republic" site, but it was quickly removed, as they saw it for what it was. The people who had an opportunity to comment on Leyden's nonsense before it was taken down, were great, as they were all familiar with Leyden's fraud. They ridiculed him and his defamatory "article." It was fantastic.  You don't get to see that on Facebook because these fraudsters simply ban and remove anyone's comments who try to question or reason with them.

They are also abusing the "Causes" petition site, using a the fraudulent "article" in the fraudulent "Israel News Agency" to back their fraudulent claims against a group which dares to call out their fraud. The "article" was written by one "Karen Levy." Does she even exist? Or is it another Joel Leyden alias? We're not sure.

We have contacted "Causes" about this petition and hope to see it come down, too.

They've also put their fraudulent and defamatory "article" into a site for press releases, against that site's TOS, as well, so we hope to hear back about.

In a nutshell, anywhere they can spam defamatory and harassing information about people they don't like, or that they disagree with, they are. And most of those places have TOS against such activities.

It seems a big part of it is that these people just enjoy the attention, so we're going to try to keep our posts to a minimum. However, we will continue to privately document their fraud and attacks, and coordinate with attorneys, law enforcement, and their many victims to pursue these criminals legally.

They can spam their lies about good people all they want. Brainless fools who don't do their homework may even "support" them. But it doesn't make anything they say or do against others, true.

Again, the fraud is clear from their new effort, which claims to be against slander on one hand while simultaneously committing it on the other. These guys are the ultimate hypocrites and frauds. They are nobody in the Jewish/Israel world, and are clearly jealous of people who do excellent work.

These fraudsters can make up all they want about people, but it doesn't make it true. We'll let rational minds prevail, much like they did at Google, and at Free Republic, and like they will in courts of law, too.

If you see anyone linking to "Israel News Agency" or citing it as a source, please let them know the facts behind it.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

"Israel News Agency" = Fraudulent News Agency

From our friends at the JIDF:

Joel Leyden, and his fraudulent "Israel News Agency" were actually banned and removed from Wikipoedia.

Wikipedia admins were spot on with the case:
Joel Leyden is a known SEO spammer and states that on his website. He is using Wikipedia, and has admitted as such, to get traffic to his blog. He is not a noted journalist. I state this unequivocally as someone who has worked for 15 years in the Israeli media, and as anyone from the Hebrew Wikipedia will tell you. In fact, he is an unknown in Israel. Here is a classic example of someone abusing Wikipedia for personal gain. What is worse, his blog (and as an examination will show, it is nothing more) is one of the tools he is using to fight a custody battle with his ex-wife over his children. As a user, now banned, he attempted to use wikipedia to fight this same custody battle, as a perusal of the history of Raanana will show. In addition, he was banned for harassing another user, both online and in person. The votes to keep included sockpuppets and personal friends, who have fewer than ten edits each, i.e., make 3 edits and vote for Joel. I am not even going to discuss his personal attacks against me or the foundation on his blog. Given the confusion of information and misinformation there, I can only wonder what kind of nonsense he is posting in his article. Nevertheless, I will state this, summarizing a lengthy email which I sent to the Arb Com about two months ago: if the Hebrew Wikipedia, based in Israel, sees fit to include a version of the article about him or his blog, I will support its inclusion in English. If not, I will continue to regard it as simple SEO spam and unverifiable drivel by someone attempting to use wikipedia to attain fame and pursue his own, selfish agenda, using false information, sock puppets, and what have you. I sincerely hope that this is not the direction that Wikipedia is taking.
As you can see, we're not the only Jews and Israel supporters speaking out against this fraud.  And it should be noted that Joel Leyden's "Israel News Agency" is not an official Israel News Agency. Anyone can take a quick look at his piece of crap website to see that. It's an SEO spam platform that Leyden uses to promote himself and to attack others. Nothing more. Leyden recently threatened to continue to spread lies about us on his site, which is somehow indexed in Google News.

However, if you actually study the guidelines and requirements to be included and indexed Google News, you can see that Leyden's fraudulent "Israel News Agency" meets few, if any, of them, and that his site is in clear violation of many, if not most, of those guidelines.

Thus, we urge you to report his site, here.

There's simply no reason a self-promotional SEO site used also to harass and defame Jews and Israel supporters, and which barely publishes any content should be included in Google News. If you don't know what to write on the form, you can click here to see some suggestions. 

Joel Leyden Continues to Criminally Harass and Defame Good People

We're continuing to receive reports with regard to Joel Leyden's harassment and defamation of good people. He most recently threatened a woman online, claiming that he was going to call the police on her if she didn't remove her criticism of him. We've also discovered many other important links concerning Joel Leyden's harassment, defamation, cybersquatting, fraud, abuse, and extortion:

Here are just some of the reviews, complaints, legal documents, criminal reports, and other reports about Joel Leyden:
The following are more aliases, DBA’s, and other entities in which he is involved or associated:

Leyden Digital” (, “Israel News Agency” (, “Israel PR” (, “Jewish PR” (, “Israel SEO PR” (, “Reputation Management PR” (, “London SEO PR” (, “israel Public Relations Institute” (, “Internet Marketing SEO PR” (, “Joel Leyden New York” (, “Joel Leyden SEO PR” (, “Joel Leden” (, “Leyden Communications Internet Marketing, SEO, Digital PR” (, “Passover” (, “Hatikvah” (, “Jerusalem - Capital of Israel” (, “Israel Humanitarian Aid” (, “Joel Leyden” (, “Jewish Business Networking” (, “Jewish Fathers” (, “Children 4 Israel (, “Israel News Agency” (, “I Support the Israel Defense Forces In Preventing Terror Attacks From Gaza” (, “Online Reputation PR” (, “Joel Leyden” (, “Joel Leyden SEO” ( , “Joel Leyden LInkedin” (, “IsraelBeach YouTube” (, “Joel Leyden Slideshare” (, “Joel Leyden” (, “Joel Leyden” (, “Phillip Pasmanick’s Israel & Stuff” (, “Fathers for Justice Israel” (, “Digital PR 4 Israel” (, "Stop Lashon Hara - Slander and Libel", "Coalition Against Cyber Bullying",, 

He often uses the same retorts or rebuttals (using fake names) against anyone criticizing him, or calling out his rampant online abuse. Some of these including:
  • He will claim whoever is making the complaint is being investigated by the FBI, CIA, Police, or other law enforcement agency
  • He will claim whoever criticizes him is in Iran
  • He will claim that who he’s “known Joel Leyden for 15 years
  • He will claim the complainant is guilty of libel and defamation
  • He will claim the complainant is a “professional con artist”
  • He will make up completely false information about people he suspects are complaining
  • He will falsely accuse people of hacking him and cyber-harassing him
  • He will falsely claim that he is a “highly respected” consultant in the Jewish community
  • He will falsely claim he served in the IDF as an officer in three wars
  • He will falsely claim he serves as a “senior advisor” for the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
He claims to be in the business of “reputation management”, but as you can see, it appears the only person’s reputation he tries to manage, is his own. Most of the top results for his name are for his own spammy duplicitous and crappy websites. So I urge everyone to review this information, and to help spread it, if you agree that Joel Leyden is indeed a threat that must be called out.

Some of Leyden's close associates, who aid and abet his criminal behavior are "Philip Pasmanick" and "Michael Mendelson." We're not sure if those are their real names. If you encounter these people online, or elsewhere, please be wary.