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Estée Lauder's chairman, Ronald Lauder, also one time chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations[2], is the current president of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) - a quasi-governmental agency whose main function is to legitimize Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. Ronald Lauder is an ardent zionist, his activities have been catalogued by American Muslims for Jerusalem [3] who called for a boycott in Febuary 2001. In fact his views are often more extreme then some israeli governments![4]

Ronald Lauder



From Jewish Defence League website:

Miriam Shear sent us the following e-mail. JDL agrees that it's very important to support companies that are pro-Israel.

Estee Lauder Corporation is being boycotted by a loud and ambitious campain by the world's Arab and Muslim community due to Ron Lauder's (Estee Lauder President) support for Israel, and Mr. Lauder has been extremely courageous and public in his support for the Jewish State and has taken great personal and financial risks to inform the world of the war that the Palestinian Authority has declared on Israel and Jews worldwide. To combat this boycott I suggest that we all go out and buy as much Estee Lauder and Clinique products as possible. Mother's Day is coming up - make the Estee Lauder and Clinique counters your gift of choice. Switch brands -- at least for a while. Beauty has many discomforts, my mother used to say. So does supporting those who speak for us. Am Yisrael Chai!



Global Jewish Agenda ( Jewish Agency For Israel publication):

The publisher of U.S. News and World Report, and of New York Daily News, Mort Zuckerman, succeeded Ronald Lauder as the head of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. (June 2001)



American Muslims for Jerusalem: Estee Lauder Boycott.htm

AMJ holds Press Conference to Announce Estee Lauder Boycott

On Wednesday, February 28 2001, American Muslims for Jerusalem (AMJ) lead a coalition of advocacy organizations in a press conference calling for a worldwide boycott of cosmetics giant Estée Lauder. That announcement was prompted by Estée Lauder International Chairman Ronald Lauder’s activities in support of Israeli right-wing extremists.

Estee Lauders products include: Estee Lauder line of perfume and make-up, Aramis, Clinique, Aveda, DKNY and Tommy Hilfegere toiletries products. Estee Lauder also owns several lines of hair and skin care products and shops such as M.A.C. and Origins.

Ronald Lauder is the Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and President of the Jewish National Fund (JNF). JNF is a quasi-government agency whose main function is to legitimize Israeli’s theft of Palestinian land.

In January, Lauder was the key speaker from the US at a rally in Jerusalem, organized by right wing Israeli politician Natan Sharansky. The rally was organized to oppose the mere consideration of Jerusalem as a negotiation item. Lauder addressed 300,000 Israeli extremists at the gates of Haram Al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary, one of Islam’s three holiest sites). Some of the protesters tried to break into the holy site.

Khalid Turaani, AMJ’s Executive Director said “this boycott of Estee Lauder will send a clear message that people of conscience refuse to do business with corporations supporting Israeli apartheid policies which violate internationally-recognized human rights”.

In 1993, Lauder co-founded a think tank called the Shalem Center with Yoram Hazony, a former Netanyahu aid. The Israeli Education Ministry has said the center is “a research institute whose leanings are extreme right-wing and even fascistic.” Hebrew University professor Yisrael Bartal describes Hazony as a right-wing extremist. A columnist for the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz (9/14/2000) wrote that Hazony is a sympathizer of the slain radical Jewish leader Meir Kahane, who called for the expulsion of all Arabs from Israel. The goal of Hazony, wrote the columnist, is to find new ways of “breathing life into Kahane's racist, totalitarian, intolerant ideology.”

Ronald Lauder’s Jerusalem-rally speech came at a time when the Israeli government was waging a campaign of siege and starvation against the entire Palestinian population. While Mr. Lauder supports some legitimate charitable causes in the US, he shows his true colors when abroad by supporting fanatic causes that seek to uproot an entire population from its native land. Lauder is also opposed to permitting Palestinian refugees to return to their homes. “For Israel to allow these people to return would be national suicide,” he said in a statement last September. In contrast, the UN General Assembly has demanded that Israel allow the Palestinian refugees to return since 1948. "Lauder’s opposition to the return of Palestinian refugees in order to maintain the pure-Jewish identity of Israel is nothing short of apartheid at its worst" said Turaani.



Ha'arezt, February 20, 2001

Lauder, who stirred controversy among American Jews by attending a recent rally opposing proposals by the U.S. and Israeli governments to divide authority in Jerusalem between Israel and the Palestinians, said Sharon would not compromise over Israeli control over all of Jerusalem. "I know General Sharon is a man of his word. He has said he would not divide Jerusalem and I accept that," Lauder said.

Lauder met with Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon and told him that American Jews, from the far left and the far left, are firmly behind him. "I have never seen the American Jewish community more united than it has been recently," he said.



According to Yahoo Finance, Ronald Lauder also has interests in the following companies:

  • RSL Communications Ltd - Chairman
  • Central European Media Enterprises Ltd - Nonexecutive Chairman (31,000 shares).

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, invests in, develops and operates national and regional commercial television stations and networks in Central and Eastern Europe. The Company manages its business segments primarily on a geographic basis.

Its segments are comprised of :

PRO TV (Romania)

Markiza TV (Slovakia)

POP TV and Kanal A (Slovenia)

Studio 1+1 Group (Ukraine)

Ceska nezavisla televizni spolecnost, spol. s r.o. (CNTS) (Czech Republic).