On 20th June 2009 Palluxo.com wrote that Israel is preparing to recognize the independence of Kosovo in August. Then article continues with: “Knesset member Otniel Schneller said she is concerned about Serbia’s nazi past and that Israel is in ‘no debt’ to Serbia. ”

This “news” spread quickly through the world and some Kosovan media republished it.

It is not the first time that this website has successfully spread hoax news. Top stories include pieces about Jewish and Bosnian genocides, Cuban spies, David Carradine forensic photo and a number of hoax articles about Apple.

The website is based in Canada where are not strict media regulations and it has a dubious contact address. The site gives you no way to reach its editors for comment or verification.

Links:
http://www.palluxo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=586:israel-prepares-to-recognize-kosovo&catid=7:news&Itemid=107
http://www.kosovotimes.net/flash-news/596-hoax-news-in-israel-recogning-kosovo.html
http://www.kosovotimes.net/flash-news/597-more-on-the-hoax-news-on-israel-and-kosovo.html
http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/06/12/the-silliest-steve-jobs-rumor-yet/