Shalom Yaron (please call me Buddy),
Your response to my deep concern, and that of many others, appears to be a "form" email. Although Jerusalem Online may very well be "bringing its viewers and subscribers an unbiased, true, and accurate daily news update from Israel", Ronald Lauder's ad (please see bottom of email) brings your viewers and subscribers information that is not only biased and speculative, at best, but that which promotes a policy which many among your audience believe would lead to Israel's demise. As a fellow pro-Israel activist wrote, you would not accept an ad from an Arab-"Palestinian" suicide bomber, so why would you accept a submission which endorses a policy that is tantamount to the unleashing of thousands of such murderous weapons throughout Israel?!?My original email to Jerusalem Online must not be considered within the context of technical legal media policy; it is about morality -- it is about right and wrong! Ronald Lauder's ad promotes the expulsion of tens of thousands of Jews from their homes and communities. Do you believe that such activity is supported by any of the writings or teachings within Judaism? Where is it written that Jews have the right to destroy their fellow Jews' homes? Ronald Lauder's advertisement promotes a policy, the implementation of which would represent an obscene abuse of the political process for personal and organizational gain, while causing tremendous agony for tens of thousands of Israeli citizens. The ad falls under the classification of profanity, and it must be retracted immediately.It would be in Israel's best interest if you would return the compensation provided by Mr. Lauder for the ad, and to state clearly and unequivocally that Jerusalem Online erred in publishing Ronald Lauder's advertisement, and that there is no association whatsoever between Jerusalem Online and Mr. Lauder's World Jewish Congress ad. The above statement should be promoted utilizing all means available to you.Most sincerely,
Buddy Macy---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Yaron Yoels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM
Subject: RE: Jerusalem Online's Promotion of Ronald Lauder's Pro-2-State WJC Ad
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Dear Mr. Macy,
Thank you for your detailed email.
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From: Buddy Macy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: June 22, 2012 11:36:05 AM GMT+08:00
To: <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <Le@gems.net>, <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, Prof MK Arieh Eldad <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Russell F. Robinson" <email@example.com>
Subject: Jerusalem Online's Promotion of Ronald Lauder's Pro-2-State WJC Ad
One cannot determine from the World Jewish Congress advertisement, below, whether Jerusalem Online supports the position taken by Ron Lauder in his letter appearing in the ad. However, one knows for sure that Jerusalem Online has accepted compensation for an ad which contradicts the values and beliefs of most of its readers and supporters!
Four of Israel's most esteemed Knesset Members: Moshe Ya'alon - Israel's Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Strategic Affairs and former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces; Dr. Arieh Eldad - Brig. Gen., Retired, who served as the chief medical officer and was the senior commander of the Israeli Defense Forces medical corps for 25 years and head of the burns unit at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem during the height of the Intifada; Yuval Steinitz - Israel's Finance Minister and the former chairman of both the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and the Knesset Subcommittee for Intelligence and Secret Services, and an active member of Peace Now before Oslo; and, Danny Danon - chairman of World Likud and Chair of the Knesset Committee for Aliya, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, have all stated publicly that implementation of the two-state "solution" would result in the destruction of Israel.*
That Ron Lauder, an American citizen, has chosen to promote a policy which the above four respected and admired Knesset Members believe would lead to the demise of Israel, is more than curious. And, Jerusalem Online's acceptance of compensation for the promotion of Lauder's personal beliefs through his position at WJC, is more than questionable. For the sake of clarity and truth, I urge Jerusalem Online to issue a public statement as to its official position regarding the two-state "solution."
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From: JerusalemOnline Marketing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, 22 June 2012 7:39 AM
Subject: Join Ronald S. Lauder's quest for peace in the Middle East
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