A sensational front-page story in today’s Lietuvos rytas, Lithuania’s main national daily, reports that the foreign minister, Audronius Ažubalis, told his ruling party colleagues at a meeting that ‘the new law [regarding possibilities for dual citizenship] was being pushed by Jews who seek citizenship on order to press compensation claims against the state’.The front-page headline and summary (image at right), announcing the full story that follows on page 5, translate as follows: ‘ARE THE JEWS PUSHING IT? The law foreseeing double Lithuanian citizenship is necessary for the most part not for Lithuanians, but for the Jews, and that is why they are doing their best for this law. This unexpected discovery was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Ažubalis.’The main story is headlined ‘Foreign Affairs Strategist Sees a Conspiracy of the Jews’.