Edgar Bronfman

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Edgar Miles Bronfman was a Canadian-American businessman and prominent donor to several Israel lobby groups.

In 1999 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Bill Clinton.[1]

His name appeared on the list of potential Benjamin Netanyahu donors dubbed Netanyahu's Millionaires published in 2010.

He died at the age of 84 on 21 December 2013.[2]


Son of wealthy Canadian philanthropist Samuel Bronfman, brother to Charles Bronfman and father of Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Matthew Bronfman and Adam Bronfman.[3]


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  1. Edgar M. Bronfman Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom, Hillel, accessed 8 August 2012
  2. Sam Sokol, Jewish philanthropist Edgar Bronfman passes away at 84, Jerusalem Post, 22 December 2013
  3. Nathanial Popper, Keeping Alive a Philanthropic Family Tradition, Jewish Daily Forward, accessed 8 August 2012
  4. Bronfman brothers give Jews reason to raise glasses, JWeekly.com, accessed 8 August 2012
  5. Our Funders, MyJewishLearning.com, accessed 8 August 2012