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January 29, 2014 4:59 pm

Hillary Clinton and Shimon Peres Praise Edward Bronfman at Memorial

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JNS.orgFormer U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli President Shimon Peres were among the 1,000 people who participated in a Tuesday night memorial service in New York City for the late Jewish philanthropist Edgar Bronfman.

Bronfman—a prominent Jewish philanthropist, communal leader, and businessman—died at his home on Dec. 21 at the age of 84.

“He exuded a confidence and honesty that won him the friendship and support of presidents and popes and people everywhere,” Clinton said, the Associated Press reported.

In a video message, Peres praised Bronfman for speaking out for Jewish rights in places like the former Soviet Union.

Born in Montreal, Bronfman, heir to the Seagram alcoholic beverage company, took the helm of the company after his father’s death in 1971. He stepped down as CEO in 1994 and focused his energies on his foundation, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation. Bronfman also served as the president of the World Jewish Congress, where he advocated for the freedom of Soviet Jews.

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  • Shalom,
    I have a dream
    Israeli initiative for Israeli and Palestinians artist
    To share a mutual art exhibition

    Subject:
    Meanings of Peace.
    The theme for the 20141 art exhibit and show: Art as a vridge for peace.
    Sorts of Art:
    Paintings, photography sculpturing new electronic media, mashed papers, recycling…
    Participants:
    Artists (Jewish pedestrians Arabs) from Israel and from abroad will take part of this exhibition
    Goals:
    To meet each other for a new positive goal
    To give a platform, to share a refreshing dialogue
    To give hope for artists
    (Most of us share a great hope for peace; some of us see that the peace process is very slow)
    Options:
    To sell art for all kind of purposes, that will be declared by the artists
    Concept
    To take part in neutral, nonpolitical art exhibition, to deal with embassies about this new project.
    To make the art expo a new institute; Biennale
    To withdraw donations
    To make a Voluntary association
    To create a logo
    I have list of artists who are part of artist corporations,
    I have list of many artists and we all need ways to communicate
    100 artists like to take part of this initiative
    I do hope to recruit friends to help volunteering
    Sincerely yours

    Ideas Jacques Banne (artist)
    Translation: Dr. Aliza florenthal (artist) ;

    PS: iartexpo is a non profit organisation.

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