BOYCOTT ISRAEL CAMPAIGN
||The Limited Inc.
PRODUCTS & AFFILIATED
RESEARCH FINDINGS :
The Limited, Inc. was founded by Leslie H. Wexner in 1963 in Columbus,
Ohio. The Company has since grown to over 2,800 stores and five
major specialty retail brands. Included under the LTD stock symbol
are Limited Stores, Express, Lerner New York, Lane Bryant and Structure.
The Limited also own approximately 84% of Intimate Brands, Inc.
, the leading specialty retailer of intimate apparel, beauty and
personal care products through the Victoria's Secret, Bath &
Body Works, and White Barn Candle Company brands. The Company employs
over 115,000 associates 
Its founder, president and CEO Les Wexner is a zionist. He is on
the board of directors of Emet, the Pro-Israel Media "War Room"
whos function is to ensure that all media in the US stays biased
in favour of Israel.
In 1984, Les Wexner who is one of the world's 200 wealthiest people
created the Wexner Foundation. Its mission statement is "strengthening
Jewish Leadership in North America and Israel."
One of the programmes the Foundation runs is the Wexner Israel
Fellowship Program which annually brings up to ten Israeli officials
to Harvard for a year long MPA program coupled with intensive leadership
development institutes. Over 135 Israeli officials have participated
thus far. Many alumni of the Israel Fellowship program presently
hold high offices in most Israeli government ministries and in the
various branches of the Israel Defense Forces.
Past beneficiaries of the fellowship program include Ambassador
Avi Gil. A longtime confidant of Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs
Shimon Peres. Avi Gil has held a number of key government and public
positions during the past decade, he was closely involved in Israel's
policy-making during the Oslo Accords.
The Wexner Foundation sponsers "Birthright Israel" -
a program that pays for young American Jews to take free indoctrination
trips to Israel.
It is also a long-standing supporter of Hillel - the bastion of
zionism on campus.
In April 2003, a document prepared by the PR firm Luntz Research
for the Wexner Foundation which can be described as a "A zionists
guide on how to manipulate the US public in to supporting Israel."
was leaked. Its recommendations are based on two "dial test"
sessions held for the Wexner Foundation, in which subjects were
asked to rate language using a simple dial mechanism, held in Chicago
and Los Angeles during the first ten days of the Iraq war.
ADDITIONAL INFO &
August 18, 2001
A group of American business and political leaders are building
a pro-Israel media "war room" in Washington, D.C.
The group will be called "Emet"-which in Hebrew
Emet will try to address biased media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict and also make the case that the conflict, while serious
and important, pales in comparison to the larger geo-strategic
threat posed to the United States and the West by Iran and
Iraq, both of whom are trying to build and/or acquire weapons
of mass destruction.
Funding Emet is Leonard Abramson; he sold U.S. Healthcare
to Aetna in the mid-1990s for $8.9 billion. Abramson has recruited
a powerful board of directors, including Bernie Marcus, founder
of Home Depot; Les Wexner, founder of The Limited; Edgar Bronfman
Sr., who once owned Seagram's; and Lou Ranieri, a major Wall
Street player who now co-owns one of Israel's largest banks.
Also joining the board are Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S.
Ambassador to the UN, and Jack Kemp.
||see article: http://www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-news-0373.html
Additional information from Yahoo Finance:
Mr. Wexner has been Chief Executive Officer since he founded
The Limited in 1963, and Chairman of the Board for more than
five years. Mr. Wexner has also been the Chairman of the Board
and Chief Executive Officer of Intimate Brands, Inc. ("Intimate
Brands"), a subsidiary of The Limited, since 1995.
Mr. Wexner is also a director of Hollinger International,
Inc. and Hollinger International Publishing, Inc. Hollinger
International, Inc. is a publisher of English-language newspapers
in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Israel.
Its assets include The Daily Telegraph, the Chicago Sun-Times,
The Jerusalem Post, a large number of community newspapers
in the Chicago area and a portfolio of new media investments.
The Company's Canadian newspapers are primarily in Ontario
and British Columbia and are owned through Hollinger Canadian
Newspapers, Limited Partnership. In addition, the Company
also has a 50% interest in The National Post Company, and
a 15.6% equity interest in CanWest Global Communications Corp.,
an international media company with substantial interests
in conventional television, specialty cable channels, radio
networks and newspapers. In April 2002, the Company sold its
ineterest in The National Post Company to CanWest Global Communications,
the owner of the other 50% interest.
Whilst he doesn't yet have his own page, let us mention
Conrad Black briefly here:
Conrad Black is the Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer of Hollinger International. He currently
serves as the Chairman and as a director of Telegraph
Group Limited, London, U.K., and as a director of the
Jerusalem Post and The Spectator (London).
He has been described as a fanatical zionist by Lord Gilmour:
"Both he and his wife are almost fanatical, if under-informed,
Zionists, whose credo is "My Israel right or wrong'',
and who regard any criticism of that country as a demonstration
of fierce anti-Israeli bias.
A decade ago, Black, to the great detriment of Israel,
bought The Jerusalem Post and turned what had been a fine
liberal Zionist paper into what a distinguished member of
the British Jewish community called 'one of the most rabid
Jewish publications in the English language'."
source: The Independent, 20 March 2001
Honest Reporting (the zionist media lobby created to prevent
honest reporting) bestowed an award on him for publicly chastising
one of his journalist who strayed from the Israeli line:
"Rarely does a major newspaper publisher publicly
censure one of his prized writers. But last week [Feb 24
2001], media mogul Conrad Black heavily criticized Taki
Theodoracopulos, a columnist at Black's own British Spectator.
Taki had condemned Israel for attacking "rock-throwing
youth with armour-piercing missiles"... Black's strong
words sent ripples of fear through the ranks of anti-Israel
journalists throughout the world. Black sits astride one
of the world's largest newspaper empires -- the Hollinger
Group -- which includes The Spectator, Daily Telegraph of
London, Chicago Sun-Times, Montreal Gazette, Jerusalem Post,
and others. His newspaper holdings in Canada represent an
estimated one-third of Canada's entire daily circulation."
source: Honest Reporting [15 March 2001]