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Internet Rumors

Princess Cruises is boycotting Israel, June 9, 2010
According to a statement by Princess Cruise Lines, the next cruise to stop at Ashdod is scheduled for the end of June 2010 and, security permitting, they expect to keep to the published itinerary.

Obama didn't OK Palestinian migration to U.S., February 15, 2009
Reports wrongly claim president allowing Gazans to flood America.

Who is Barack Obama? January, 2008
False claim that Senator Barack Obama is a "radical Muslim" who "will not recite the Pledge of Allegiance."

Rumor: Kentucky University No Longer Teaches Holocaust 11/06/07
An e-mail rumor falsely claims that the University of Kentucky has "removed the Holocaust from its school curriculum."

Rumor Attaches False Statements to Angelina Jolie 07/23/07
An e-mail rumor claiming that Angelina Jolie has made unflattering statements about the U.S. and Israel is baseless.

E-Mail Scam Targets Jews 05/30/07
An e-mail scam targeting the Jewish community is circulating on the Internet.

False E-Mail Claims UK Has Ended Holocaust Education 04/13/07
A much circulated e-mail claims that the United Kingdom removed the Holocaust from its school curriculum. There is no truth to this claim.

Rumor: UPS Shipping Policy Excludes West Bank Settlements 12/14/06
There is no truth to the rumor that suggests UPS has a policy of not delivering packages to Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Rumors about Fate of Iranian Jews 11/21/06
Several rumors have been circulating in e-mail, blogs and other online media about the fate of Jews living in Iran.

E-Mail Lists Anti-Semitic Incidents in France, Calls for Boycott 10/23/06
A much-forwarded e-mail lists alleged anti-Semitic attacks in France and calls for a boycott.

List of Anti-Israel Members of Congress a hoax 8/20/06
There is no validation in claims that these leaders harbor anti-Israel sentiment.

Star of David Pattern on Vans Shoes 05/08/06
There is no truth to e-mails suggesting that the maker of Vans shoes is anti-Jewish because some of their shoes come with a pattern resembling a Star of David on a portion of the outsole.

False Rumor About Former German Chancellor Kohl 03/09/06
German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl has not agreed with the Iranian president's Holocaust denial.

Rumor on German Arms Sales to Israel False 01/10/06
A false rumor circulated by e-mail since 2002 claims that Germany has stopped all arms sales to Israel.