We all remember the collapse of Lehman Brothers; for some, it is burned in their brains as an indelible memory. Shortly after their collapse, a strongly anti-Semitic conspiracy theory began spreading through the internet, a theory that claimed Lehman Brothers had managed to transfer an amount of $400 billion to Israel the day before the collapse. Is it true ?
That conspiracy theory was started by one news report and was quickly distributed across many websites, mostly anti-Israeli and ant-Semitic. The news report alleged that client money was passed to no less than three different Israeli banks by senior Jewish officials at the bank. Their intention, the allegations claim, was to skip the country and head to Israel to enjoy the money, knowing they couldn’t be extradited to face charges.