U.S. Billionaire Ron Lauder Declared 'Persona Non Grata' in Austria's Jewish Community

The president of the Jewish community in Austria alleges in a letter that was distributed in dozens of copies that Jewish-American billionaire Ronald Lauder offered money to community executive board members to support a candidate he was promoting in the elections that took place last month. Lauder calls allegations despicable and baseless.

The Jewish community of Vienna has declared Jewish-American billionaire Ronald Lauder persona non grata because, it alleges, he flagrantly interfered in...