London-based Jewish newspaper attacked by hackers

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LONDON (AP) — Britain’s flagship Jewish newspaper has been attacked by Turkish-speaking hackers.

Jewish Chronicle Editor Stephen Pollard says his paper’s Web site was replaced by anti-Semitic messages for several hours.

The site was still unavailable early Monday. A previous version of the site cached by Google showed a Palestinian flag and anti-Semitic statements in Turkish and English.

Pollard said the attack could be related to the diplomatic feud that erupted between Israel and Turkey last week.

The Turkish government was outraged when Israel’s deputy foreign minister denied their ambassador a handshake and forced him to sit on a low sofa as the cameras rolled. Israel has since apologized.

The Chronicle, founded in 1841, is Britain’s oldest Jewish newspaper.