Literal fake news

It’s an eye-catching headline, purportedly from the Israeli newspaper Arutz Sheva:

The grammar looks a little wonky, but when you click on the link to israelnationalnews.net, it takes you to the official website for the newspaper.

Or so it seems.

The actual Arutz Sheva website is at israelnationalnews.com, and there is no sign of this provocative story there. Because, as the Australian-Israeli blog IsraellyCool points out, it’s an elaborate fake that mirrors the actual site but adds some hoax stories about the Joooooooooos interfering in other countries’ affairs.

We don’t know who is doing this, but there is no shortage of people trying to pin all of the world’s problems on Israel and the Jewish people.

Some of them pretty well-known:

This is nothing new for the star of Are We There Yet, unfortunately. We’ll see if this comes back to haunt him like an Amy Winehouse Halloween costume could.

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