Philippine papers article offends both Jews and pope

The article further claimed that Anne Frank's diary is a postwar forgery and that the Auschwitz death camp was an "agricultural research" center.

Colin Rubenstein, national policy chairman of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, which operates throughout Australia and Asia, called on the publisher of Business World to "redress the damage caused by this pernicious and deplorable article.

"The severity and extremism of the article is one of the most appalling examples of anti-Semitism yet seen in Asia," Rubenstein said.