Jewish official warns Iceland of 'negative repercussions' over Reykjavik boycott of Israel

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 18, 2015 16:26

Ronald Lauder - the billionaire philanthropist, heir to the Estee Lauder cosmetics fortune and the president of the World Jewish Congress - angrily denounced the government of Iceland on Friday for failing to mount opposition to the Reykjavik city council's decision to boycott Israeli products.

Lauder, who is known to be a close associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urged the government of Iceland to make “a dramatic public gesture that will demonstrate to the people of Iceland and the world that there is boycotts are wrong and counterproductive.”


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