JIDF, once respected, now a platform for harassment, bullying & libel



For refusing to denounce fellow activists for Israel, and exposing his donation fraud, my name &  IsraelandStuff have become a target of a defamation/harassment campaign that’s been ongoing for the past 30 months.

By Phillip Pasmanick, Israel and Stuff


The JIDF is a malicious, vindictive ‘organization’ of one individual, posting false, and defamatory statements on the web (like the list below for example!), about people that simply had opposing views.

 David Brotsky - JIDF - Jewish Internet Defense Force

The JIDF seems to be run by a someone who’s ramblings reflect a megalomania disposition. He often uses the same retorts or rebuttals (using fake names) against anyone criticizing him, or calling out his rampant online abuse.

David Brotsky, targets, many who continue to work endlessly supporting & defending Israel may have been picked out because the JIDF has become impotent in the last few years (as seen by his continual bragging & re-posting of very old accomplishments) and they think that by eliminating us, they’ll ‘shine’ once again.

This list comes from his JIDF webpage. I cannot speak for most of these names, but many, including myself are advocates for Israel who have done nothing but refuse to be dictated to or accept a bullied opinion by David Brotsky, the JIDF administrator.

Please note, “Phillip Pasmanick” has two accounts, which is against Facebook TOS. He’s also a close associate of Joel Leyden, and is one of the most intellectually dishonest people we’ve ever encountered, actively helping to spread Joel Leyden’s malicious lies and defamation about Jews and Israel supporters, and encouraging harassment. He’s also lying about us, claiming we called him a “fraud” which we did not. Since he continues to spread lies about us and others, however, what do you call someone who does this? “Fraud” might not be a bad word for someone who is indeed spreading vicious lies, no? He is also now trying to extort free publicity from us.

Please note, “Michael Mendelson” has two accounts, which is against Facebook TOS. He’s also a close associate of Joel Leyden, and is one of the most intellectually dishonest people we’ve ever encountered, actively helping to spread Joel Leyden’s malicious lies and defamation about Jews and Israel supporters, and encouraging harassment.

(We believe this is a former business partner of Joel Leyden, and Joel is now stealing his identity to post defamatory spam in an effort to harass Jews and Israel supporters. This account is even linking to antisemitic Holocaust denial sites in their its effort to harass and attack Jews. We’ve researched the real Richard Maize and don’t think this is anything he’d involve himself with, and it does appear that Joel Leyden has been criminally harassing him online as well. We hope to get to the bottom of it soon. We’re uniting with many who have been victimized by Joel Leyden)


BTW… I joined TWO others on this list who FLEW to Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, CA to get them to take antisemitism seriously. Why is David Brotsky attacking so many Jews that actually spend their own money to fight for Jews & Israel?

Anti-Semitism FB demonstration

Israeli Phillip Pasmanick takes part in a protest at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park on Oct. 14. – Photo: Joyce Goldschmid

I wish to thank the management and staff of Facebook for having deleted over 50 abusive, harassing and slanderous personal comments during the past year on the so-called JIDF – Jewish Internet Defense Force page who’s creator is a David Brotsky and NOT a David Appletree (another of the many aliases used to support his comments with ‘Likes’, ‘Shares’ and further comments to strengthen his position) as the JIDF advertise. (https://www.facebook.com/thejidf)

In addition, I thank Facebook for suspending the administrator and his fake profiles. Unfortunately, this hateful, page has returned after a lengthy ban by Facebook, referred to on their page as “Facebook glitches”. He even called the disappearance of dozens of his defamatory and hateful comments as “Facebook glitches”. His naïve followers believed him.

David Brotsky's (JIDF) FB Sockpuppets

David Brotsky’s (JIDF) FB Sockpuppets


Brotsky states that his page “advocates” for Israel. Yet, whoever is taking all this credit has no professional experience nor support by the Israeli governmental and/or Jewish non-profit organizations. In fact, he is not Israeli, he has never served in the Israel Defense Forces yet he attacks leaders in the Jewish community, well respected Jewish and Christian organizations and members of the IDF and Israeli police. The page may simply be one of the most self aggrandizing pages on Facebook.

We kindly request that the Jewish community AND Friends of Israel condemn these acts of ‘Lashon Hara’ (slander / personal attacks / hate speech) against Israelis, Jews and Christians by UNLIKING their membership on the JIDF Facebook page (Twitter, and other social media platforms) and requesting Facebook to close down the JIDF page.

We urge the Jewish community AND Supporters of Israel on Facebook to continue their critical support of the real Jewish Internet Defense Force which is the Israel Defense Force (IDF) cyber unit. The IDF has dozens of soldiers online protecting Jews in Israel and abroad 24/7.

If you ever see a personal attack on Facebook, please contact Facebook and REPORT them:
1) Click on small triangle on top right side of page
2) Then click: Report Page
3) Then click: I want the page taken down
4) Click: It’s harassing me or someone I know

There is no place for personal attacks and or slander in the Facebook community, Twitter or any public forum.

I’m one of the JIDF targets, and much of the slander that’s being spread by David Brotsky is against me, and a few of my Israel activist friends for whom I totally vouch for.

His attacks are ‘supported’ by links that lead to nowhere, Photoshopped BS that are too numerous to count, collective accusations that are bogus, and outright lies meant to shock the undiscerning reader. His purpose for this charade is to totally discredit me, or whoever he’s currently attacking.

For those who have been supporting me by reporting their posts AND the page: THANK YOU. It is very much appreciated!

Phillip Pasmanick


P.S. He’s constantly asking for cash handouts. IMHO they should be reported as: scam

Still scamming


The ‘Five Faces’ of David Brotsky:



Here is a screenshot from their Twitter account:

Libel on Twitter

How can ANYONE claim to be “Promoting Jewish Pride, Knowledge, & Unity” and DO THAT????!!!! (since YOU are now ON THIS SITE….do you see the ‘malicious code’ as shown below in his hateful & malicious Photoshopped BS?)


The JIDF has PROVEN to be EXACTLY like the enemy they claim they fight.


ALL the different posts on the right side are all aliases/sockpuppets, penned by David Brotsky.

Most of the JIDF “content” consists of attacks on pro-Israel sites rather than on the many enemies of Israel. His so-called JIDF has turned into as vile a group as any they purport to target.


If you have ever had a run-in where you were bullied, harassed or libeled in a public forum PLEASE leave a comment below! …Thanks, Phillip


1) Here is a published article of one of David Brotsky’s victims: http://www.naomilitvin.com/2012/09/exposing-cruelty-of-psychopath-youd.html

2) Here’s how he attacks humble, educated individual with a different opinion, then blocks him, and libels/trashes him behind his back:http://jewschool.com/2010/01/30/20382/my-day-on-twitter-with-david-appletree/

3) And an article about his attacks of Jewish Organizations:

4) Petition to Facebook, Google, Twitter to Ban David Brotsky – PLEASE sign!