Rumors have floated around for a long time that Rupert Murdoch is a Jew (specifically that his mother was from a Jewish family). Apparently, these rumors were started by "Candour" magazine in June 1984 (see http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/02/05/Murdoch2.html
). The rumor was repeated more recently by Richard H. Curtiss in June 2003 in "Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs" (http://www.wrmea.org/2003-june/ruper...interests.html
) and picked up by Christopher Bollyn.
Murdoch's ancestry is very well documented at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Murdoch-282
. The website provides a newspaper scan showing that his grandfather Rupert Greene (father of Rupert Murdoch's mother Elizabeth Joy Greene) was married in a Christian ceremony to Marie Grace de Lancey Forth. The website also provides a newspaper scan showing that his great-grandfather William Henry Greene was married in a Christian ceremony to Fanny Govett.