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A Hamas official said the “Jewish lobby” is responsible for the global financial crisis.

Fawzi Barhum in a statement released Tuesday blamed the “Jewish lobby” in the United States for putting into place and controlling “bad administrative and financial management and a bad banking system.”

Barhum added that the Jewish lobby “controls the U.S. elections and defines the foreign policy of any new administration in a manner that allows it to retain control of the American government and economy.”

Anti-Semitic Internet posting, most relating to Jews and the economy, have increased dramatically on regular Web site message boards since the crisis erupted, the Anti-Defamation League reported last week.

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