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« on: December 23, 2013, 06:30:34 pm »
Bronfman was allowed to make a fortune producing booze in Canada during prohibition in America ... hmmm...

Edgar M. Bronfman, Seagram billionaire who led World Jewish Congress, dies at 84

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP -  On Aug. 11, 1999, President Bill Clinton awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to Edgar M. Bronfman at a ceremony held in the East Room of the White House.

Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., a billionaire businessman and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress, which lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate and helped spearhead the search for hidden Nazi loot, died Dec. 21 at his home in New York. He was 84.

The family business had been built in Canada by Mr. Bronfman’s father, who entered the liquor business in 1915. His company, Distillers Corp., bought out rival Joseph E. Seagram & Sons in 1928. During that same period, when Prohibition was enforced in the United States, much of their product sold legally in Canada later found its way into the bootleg U.S. market.

During Samuel Bronfman’s tenure, New York’s Seagram Building became an important architectural landmark. Meanwhile, Edgar Bronfman was running the distilling company’s U.S. operations, and his younger brother, Charles, was president of the Canadian branch.

Samuel Bronfman was one of the world’s richest men by the time he died in 1971, holding investments in real estate, oil and other concerns and donating millions to Jewish causes.

Edgar Bronfman’s son Edgar Jr. helped steer Seagram into the entertainment business in the 1990s. Seagram took over MCA, with its big movie, music and theme park businesses, in 1995, and Edgar Jr. became an executive with Vivendi after a 2000 deal.

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A must read history of the world of drug trafficking and money laundering.

Part III: Organized Crime 261
Introduction 263
1. The Bronfman Gang 269
This book is published with special thanks to those intelligence and law enforcement officials who have given us such extraordinary
assistance in cross-checking facts in putting the story together.
These have included officials not only in the USA, but our nation's French ally, and also patriots in Canada embittered
against what the Bronfmans and others have done to their nation and our own
When Sam Bronfman sold his rotgut to American mobsters, supplied by the old British distillers and financed by the old
British banks, it was a matter of free enterprise: what the mob did with it after it crossed the American border was of no concern
to him.
When Meyer Lansky made his first heroin connection with Britain's dope-trading Keswick family in Shanghai in 1920,
the sale was legal and in the light of day; what the mob did with the heroin later was not the responsibility of Britain's Far East
Britain's new instrument of subversion in the United States was controlled elements of Italian and Chinese immigration,
combined with the Order of Zion entity that had been in place since 1843. By the turn of the century, the different ethnic
networks became so intertwined that, for generic purposes, the name "organized crime" applies to all of them.

The implantation of the ethnic secret societies into the United States is a complex story, but may be centered accurately in a
few case histories.

One is the way that the family of Sam Bronfman — the man who shipped enough liquor to the United
States to double the size of Lake Erie, in the testimony of Lucky Luciano — got to North America.

Bronfman's story begins, in fact, in Romania, where the Order of Zion secret organization achieved its first major victory, a coup d'etat that brought King
Charles of Romania to the throne in 1887
. In the years following  The Civil War, the Order of Zion merged with the much older Cult
of Mizraem, a centuries-old covert organization that dated back to the days of Genoese and Hapsburg intrigue and assassination.

(21) From the British side, Sir Moses Montefiore, and on the Romanian front itself, American Consul Benjamin Peixotto,
aided the local secret society in installing a new monarch. (22) Peixotto held a leadership position in the American B'nai B'rith
and was a member of the Order of Zion.
Romania's Order of Zion stronghold produced, among other criminal elements, one Yechiel Bronfman, who emigrated to
Canada in 1889. The circumstances of Bronfman's emigration are noteworthy. His passage was paid by the de Hirsch family fund
for settlements in Canada — which conferred benefits with strings attached
. De Hirsch political screening of new
immigrants was so precise that a significant number of new arrivals were sent back without funds, for unreliability.

These three British cults agitated nationally for Prohibition.

While the WCTU and Anti-Saloon League staged well-publicized and frequently violent raids against saloons, the more
sophisticated Fabian Settlement House social workers of Jane Addams used the unique conjuncture of the recently passed
Seventeenth Amendment certifying women's voting rights in national elections and the concentration of much of the adult
male population on the war effort to vote up the Eighteenth Amendment making Prohibition the law of the land. The Amendment
was fully ratified by 1917; however, the Volstead Act that defined the federal enforcement procedures was not scheduled
for implementation until January 6,1920.

The three-year lead time was critical for the establishment of a tightly organized crime syndicate, which was being organized
out of Canada and Our Crowd banking circles in New York:

* In Canada, a brief Prohibition period (1915-1919) was principally enacted by order of Her Majesty's Privy Council to
create the financial reserves and bootlegging circuit for the U.S. Prohibition. In this period Canada's Hofjuden Bronfman family
established the local mob contacts in the U.S. and consolidated contractual agreements with the Royal Liquor Commission in
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 07:20:25 pm »
The Rest of the Story
The Bronfman Crime Families
By Allan May

The Bronfman (Edgar left) family started out in the hotel business in Canada but during Prohibition they reportedly made tremendous profits by shipping liquor into the United States, reportedly shipping booze through Cleveland, Detroit and New York.

 Dalitz's connection to the Bronfman family stemmed from the fact that the Bronfmans shipped most of their liquor through Cleveland because of the city's proximity to the Canadian border. However, the Bronfmans also dealt with the Purple Gang in Detroit, and with various New York bootleggers including Luciano (right), Lansky and Arnold Rothstein. The Bronfmans were always entertained lavishly and treated to the best seats at boxing matches by their underworld hosts. After Prohibition, the Bronfmans' distilleries were among the most profitable in the liquor industry.

Big-Time Gangsters Set up McCain's Family Fortune
 The Buchanan-hating Bronfman family are the "godfathers" behind the organized crime empire in Arizona that spawned the political career of "reformer" John McCain.
By Michael Collins Piper

In 1976 a crusading Phoenix reporter, Don Bolles, was murdered by a car-bomb after writing a series of stories exposing the organized crime connections of well-known figures in Arizona, including one Jim Hensley.

Five years later "Honest John" McCain arrived in Arizona as the new husband of Hensley's daughter, Cindy. "From the moment McCain landed in Phoenix," according to Charles Lewis of the Center for Public Integrity, "the Hensleys were key sponsors of his political career."

The fact is, the people ultimately behind the Hensley fortune are even more interesting and controversial

While it is well-known McCain's father-in-law is owner of the biggest Anheuser-Busch beer distributor in Arizona—one of the largest beer distributors in the nation—the media has had nothing to say about the origins of the Hensley fortune that financed McCain's rise to power.

The Hensley fortune, in fact, is a regional offshoot of the big time bootlegging and rackets empire of the Bronfman dynasty of Canada, founded by Sam Bronfman, an early partner of Meyer Lansky, longtime "chairman of the board" of the international crime syndicate. (The Bronfmans cover all bases. Sam's son, Edgar, today—at least publicly—supports George W. Bush.)

McCain's father-in-law got his start as a top henchman of one Kemper Marley who, for some forty years until his death in 1990 at age 84, was the undisputed behind-the-scenes political boss of Arizona. But Marley was much more: he was also the protege of Lansky's longtime lieutenant, Phoenix gambler Gus Greenbaum.
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Re: Seagrams - Edgar Bronfman has died
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 07:43:32 pm »
Was he part of the same Bronfman family that Alex is allegedly associated with. Please don't ban me for asking.

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 09:18:49 pm »

Edgar Bronfman Sr. Has Passed Away

It has been announced that Edgar Bronfman Senior  has passed away at the age of 84. According to reports, Mr. Bronfman was  surrounded by his family when he passed away peacefully on Shabbat at his home in New York.

Edgar Bronfman Senior, oldest son of the late Sam Bronfman took over the reins of the whiskey empire that his father established and expanded it into a global liquor production and distribution power.

Although always active in promoting the cause of Judaism from the seventies onwards, Bronfman became  increasingly active, beginning a  three-decade long association with the World Jewish Congress and helping to transform it into a prestigious global force.

A force that not only safeguarded the rights of the Jewish people throughout the world while at the same time creating and sustaining educational and social programs that were specifically designed to promote  what Bronfman described as a “Jewish Renaissance.”

Active in promoting the cause of Judaism up to the time of his passing, Edgar Bronfman Senior acted as President of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, working out of the landmark Seagram Building that his late father had constructed in Park Avenue, Manhattan.

The late Edgar Bronfman Senior  also wrote  four autobiographical books, and in one of them, “The Making of a Jew,” he recalled that the turning point of his increased interest in supporting Judaism throughout the world took place during a trip that he made to the Soviet Union in 1970 as part of a delegation of prominent Jewish leaders from the West to lobby the Russian government to allow greater freedom for Soviet Jews
After being  elected president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in 1981, Mr. Bronfman was a driving force behind a global campaign designed to bolster the presence of the WJC in Jewish communities around the world while at the same time becoming more active in pursuing a more  forceful form of diplomacy in the best interests of the  Jewish people.

It was Edgar Bronfman Senior  who was generally recognized as persuading  President George H. W. Bush to rescind the infamous United Nations Resolution 3379, which equated Zionism with racism.
In 1994, Mr. Bronfman stepped down as chairman and CEO of the Seagram Company, seven years later relinquishing his post as  head of the World Jewish Congress in order to exclusively devote his time to the Sam Bronfman Foundation.
Edgar Miles Bronfman  was born in 1929 in Montreal, Canada,  the third child of the late Samuel and Saidye  Bronfman, and brother to three siblings, Minda, Phyllis and Charles. Bronfman  graduated from McGill University in 1951 with a bachelor of arts degree. After moving to New York City in 1955, Edgar Bronfman took up American citizenship in 1959.
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Re: Seagrams - Edgar Bronfman has died
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 09:23:36 pm »
Oh so another evil one has fallen off the planet...I say GOOD Riddance...
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Common Sense ran away..."

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 07:05:52 am »
Son a chip off the old block?  ::)

Warner Music Boss Edgar Bronfman Jr. Fined $6.7 million

A French court has fined Warner Music Group (WMG-N5.700.9820.76%) CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. €5-million ($6.7-million U.S.) for misleading investors about the Vivendi media conglomerate when he was a top executive there.

A member of the Canadian-based Bronfman family that built and then sold the Seagram liquor empire, he was given a 15-month suspended sentence as well as the fine.

Why is it members of so called elite families can never keep their noses clean? Are they mentally retarded or something?  It's like they are embred with deceit! Yet, they give each other awards and claim to be so noble. It's the furtherest thing from the truth! It's a farce!  These people have no honor! Shameful!  ::)
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 08:36:49 am »
Oh so another evil one has fallen off the planet...I say GOOD Riddance...

Yes, but notice how he fell off vs. how the Libyan child of whom Alex speaks in the following clip fell off...

Karma? Reap what you so?

Total bullsh*t.

Another glorified way of conning the victims of predatory warfare (whether military or economic) into blaming themselves instead of the psychopathic terrorists who preyed upon them.

How many soon-to-be "civilian casualties," while laying in a pool of their own blood, have thought to themselves in their final moments of physical life...

"Oh, gee, this must be karmic retribution for something I did wrong. I must therefore deserve to die like this."   ::)

Disgusting beyond words.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 11:23:50 am »
 Hi Guys..I couldn't agree more!
  I don't like to be filled with a deep sense of hatred, acute anger, my blood boiling up..HATRED
Am I'm a criminal simply because I have just stated a hate crime? OK, again-I hate to the core of my being the scumbags on high ordering the genocide of innocents. Guilty..
 I detest the fact more Americans have not felt a fragment of guilt over the Adm's policy's.
 I am severely disappointed/disgusted- w/ the military & every muckward in our governing body that went along with this abomination.

Back on track:A member of the Canadian-based Bronfman family that built and then sold the Seagram liquor empire, he was given a 15-month suspended sentence as well as the fine.
          Big buckers generally walk, pay a fine and make certain  the episode disappears down the memory hole.

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 11:30:31 am »
Pew Trusts - Sunoco - Seagrams - HSBC - Business Connections
Uncovering the Hidden

Bronfman, Bush, Cheney  Seagrams, Zapata, Brown & Root


After serving as Secretary of Defense for President Bush, Cheney reaped the financial rewards of the revolving money door between the military and industry. Cheney became a member of the board of directors of Morgan Stanley.  the Union Pacific Corp., Procter & Gamble Co. and Electronic Data Systems Corp. (Ross Perot company) But, most important, in 1995 Cheney became the CEO of Halliburton (owner of Brown and Root) ( Cheney, the chairman of the board, holds a $45.5 million stake as Halliburton's biggest individual stockholder. Brown and Root reaped multi-millions from the Bosnia war.

In 1998 Richard Cheney got the idea that Halliburton should purchase Dresser Industries, for $8.1 billion (creating the world's largest oil-drilling services company) while on a quail hunt with Dresser chair Bill Bradford.  Dresser and Halliburton merged.  Dresser Industries was owned and operated by Brown Brothers Harriman. Prescott Bush (George H.W.'s father) was a partner of Brown Brothers and on the board of Dresser for decades until he became a U.S. Senator.


PERMINDEX was a corporate front, headed by Major Louis M. Bloomfield of Canada.  Clay Shaw operated a division of PERMINDEX in New Orleans at the International Trade Mart. The connections between Clay Shaw, David Ferrie and Lee Harvey Oswald have, at this time, been proven by documentary and photographic evidence, despite myriad attempts to discredit the Garrison investigation.

Halliburton was one of the financiers of PERMINDEX. George and Herman Brown of Brown and Root were also financiers. Halliburton acquired Brown and Root after 1963.  In the Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal, William Torbitt, states:

The principal financiers of Permindex were a number of U. S. oil companies, H. L. Hunt of Dallas, Clint Murchison of Dallas, John DeMenil, Solidarist director of Houston, John Connally as executor of the Sid Richardson estate, Haliburton Oil Co., Senator Robert Kerr of Oklahoma, Troy Post of Dallas, Lloyd Cobb of New Orleans, Dr. Oschner of New Orleans, George and Herman Brown of Brown and Root, Houston, Attorney Roy M. Cohn, Chairman of the Board for Lionel Corporation, New York City, Schenley Industries of New York City, Walter Dohrnberger, ex-Nazi General and his company, Bell Aerospace, Pan American World Airways, its subsidiary, Intercontinental Hotel Corporation, Paul Raigorodsky of Dallas through his company, Claiborne Oil of New Orleans, Credit Suisse of Canada, Heineken's Brewery of Canada and a host of other munition makers and NASA contractors directed by the Defense Industrial Security Command.

Rothschild-Israeli Ties to JFK
November 21, 2013   AFP
By Michael Collins Piper

Dozens of new books and reports from diverse sources purporting to bring out “the truth at last” about the John F. Kennedy assassination on its 50th anniversary are suspiciously ignoring the very real Rothschild connection to the JFK conspiracy.

Right now the big push is to pin blame for the assassination on former Vice President Lyndon Johnson. The “LBJ Killed JFK” theme is rampant, even in the self-styled “alternative” media. However, AMERICAN FREE PRESS is pleased to be the first publication ever to report on the findings of Maurice Phillipps—an otherwise unheralded researcher —who uncovered the never-before-revealed Rothschild banking dynasty connection to a key player linked to the JFK conspiracy.

Here’s the story, one which should force JFK researchers—at least the honest ones—to take a whole new look at the death of the president.

Today, although the JFK assassination is the focus of a media frenzy, many writers avoid delving into (or even mentioning) New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s unsuccessful 1969 prosecution of trade executive Clay Shaw for involvement in the JFK conspiracy, knowing Garrison had turned up leads pointing in some uncomfortable and controversial directions.

Rothschild-Israeli Ties to JFK

• Researcher has found the mother of all connections between Israel and the JFK assassination Oliver Stone’s 1991 drama “JFK” focused on New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s 1969 prosecution of trade executive (and longtime CIA asset) Clay Shaw for involvement in the JFK assassination conspiracy.

But Stone diverted attention away from Shaw’s link to a key figure in the global operations of the Rothschild banking dynasty. While Stone referenced—in passing—Shaw’s membership on the board of a Rome-based corporate shell known as Permindex, subsidiary of another entity, the Centro Mondiale Commerciale, which Stone portrayed as a CIA front, he provided only a sliver of the much bigger picture.

Documents unearthed by Canadian author Maurice Phillipps demonstrate beyond question that Shaw’s associate on the board of Permindex (its chief executive officer and primary shareholder), Louis Bloomfield of Montreal, was a longtime attorney for the Rothschild dynasty, particularly for Baron Edmund de Rothschild of London, going back as far as World War II.

Having studied Bloomfield’s private files, which Bloomfield donated to the Canada National Archives, Phillipps found what he describes as “many documents” revealing the Rothschild connection which heretofore has remained unknown except to those who explored Phillipps’s website.

Today, AMERICAN FREE PRESS becomes the first publication to report Phillipps’s findings. Although Bloomfield (who died in 1984) donated his papers to the archives contingent upon them being kept under wraps until 20 years after his death, Bloomfield’s widow sought to extend the restriction until 25 years after her death. This prompted Phillipps to file suit, the result of which was that in 2006 the Federal Court of Canada ordered the files released.

The Israeli connection is no surprise. The Rothschilds have been Israel’s foremost patrons.

In addition, Bloomfield and Montreal liquor baron Sam Bronfman—the head of the World Jewish Congress, with whom Bloomfield was also closely associated—were among a clique of money kings who, in the 1950s, bankrolled Israel’s secret nuclear arms program.

According to Israeli author Michael Karpin, Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion referred to those donors as “consecrators,” suggesting, as Karpin noted, “in Ben-Gurion’s eyes, the nuclear project was holy.” While Phillipps has never suggested Bloomfield was involved in any way in the JFK assassination, he has pointed out that Bloomfield’s Rothschild connection has been otherwise ignored.

How and why Clay Shaw of New Orleans ended up in association with the Permindex operation is no longer a mystery.

Shaw’s closest friends, who provided the funds for his defense against Garrison—the powerful Stern family, leaders of the New Orleans Jewish community—were primary shareholders in the Apollo, Pennsylvania-based NUMEC nuclear facility from which American nuclear materiel was illicitly channeled to Israel with the collaboration of CIA chief of counterintelligence, James Angleton, a devoted ally of Israel as head of the CIA’s Mossad desk.

... So Shaw’s Rothschild—and Mossad—connection via Permindex was solidified by the Stern link to Israel’s nuclear weapons program we now know JFK was so determined to stop, another point ignored by most JFK writers.
All told, a variety of evidence indicates Permindex fronted for a Mossad operation funding Israel’s drive to assemble the atomic bomb.

A primary Permindex shareholder and the chief depository for its funds—the Banque De Credit Internationale [BCI] of Geneva—was the fiefdom of Tibor Rosenbaum, a Mossad arms procurement official referred to as one of Israel’s “founding fathers.” BCI was also chief money launderer for the crime syndicate of Israeli loyalist Meyer Lansky, business partner of the aforementioned Sam Bronfman, associate of Louis Bloomfield and the Rothschilds.

In fact, Lansky’s Israeli biographers note that “after Israel became a state, almost 90% of its purchases of arms abroad was channeled through Rosenbaum’s bank. The financing of many of Israel’s most daring secret operations was carried out through the funds in [BCI].”

We now understand why Oliver Stone chose not to pursue these avenues when he made “JFK.” The man who bankrolled Stone’s film, Israeli arms dealer Arnon Milchan—listed as “executive producer”—was a primary player in Israel’s nuclear program. Head of a global empire in weapons, chemicals, electronics, aerospace and plastics—operating in the Rothschild sphere—Milchan (now perhaps the biggest mover in Hollywood) has been described as “Mr. Israel,” as “secretive yet famous, but only among famous people,” and is a close friend and business partner of Rothschild-sponsored media baron Rupert Murdoch.

The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy
by Michael Collins Piper

Final Judgment documents how Israel's leaders, the Mossad, the Meyer Lansky-run organized crime syndicate, and a pro-Zionist faction of the CIA colluded to assassinate President ,John F. Kennedy. The general pattern of the JFK covert operation, to include the skillful use of "limited hang-outs," "patsies," and "false flags," has very likely been repeated in various later forms such as in the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, the murder of Martin Luther King, the mysterious death of former CIA Director William Colby, the very suspicious Oklahoma City bombing, and the Mossad-linked "controlled demolition" of World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001. More recently, we have seen how the "High Priests of War" have flexed raw Israeli-lobby power by pushing American interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq and by promoting saber-rattling at Iran and Syria.

JFK planned a military strike to prevent an Israeli-Red Chinese scientific partnership from building the first atomic bombs for China and Israel.

He sought to thwart the CIA-Mossad-Meyer Lansky partnership that controlled the heroin trade stemming from the Golden Triangle by pulling U.S. troops out of Vietnam.

JFK even transferred control of Cold War espionage operations from the CIA to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Through his support of Algerian independence and an "even-handedness" policy towards other Arab nations, JFK infuriated the French Secret Army Organization (OAS) and its Mossad supporters who had sent professional assassins against French President Charles DeGaulle.

JFK's brother Bobby, as Attorney General, moved aggressively against the lower levels of Meyer Lansky-dominated organized crime in America.

Lastly, the Kennedy family quietly talked about shutting down America's privately owned Federal Reserve banking cartel that has provided vital fiat money financing for Zionist projects.

For most Americans, Final Judgment is a high drama in another way. It is like Hamlet seeing the ghost. It addresses all the right "hard questions" about what has been done to America that are rarely addressed in so-called "mainstream" conservative literature.

Dr. Chaim Weizmann -  Prez World Zionist Organization - Israel gets the bomb
'I'm proud of what I did': Hollywood producer reveals his double life as an arms dealer and Israeli spy - and says the late Sydney Pollack participated too

    Movie tycoon Arnon Milchan, who owns New Regency Films and produced Fight club and Pretty Woman, opened up in a tv interview about his clandestine deals to acquire weapons for Israel in the 70s
    He says he worked to promote the country's alleged nuclear program
    Claims he convinced other Hollywood bigwigs, including the late director Sydney Pollack, to get involved
    Robert De Niro says he knew what Milchan was doing at the time
    He used a big-name actor as a lure, calling people 'star-f******'
    'I did it for my country and I'm proud of it,’ says the movie producer
    Milchan's next film is Noah, a Darren Aronofsky-directed take on the Bible, starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins

By Marie-louise Olson
PUBLISHED: 13:30 EST, 22 November 2013

A major Hollywood producer is planning to spill the beans about his double life as an arms dealer and Israeli intelligence operative in the late 1970s.

Arnon Milchan, the Israeli producer of smash hits including Fight Club and Pretty Woman, is opening up for the first time ever in an Israeli TV show on Monday to speak about his involvement in clandestine deals to acquire arms for Israel and his work to promote the country's alleged nuclear program.

Russell Crowe, Robert De Niro, Ben Affleck and other major Hollywood players are also featured in the controversial report to be aired on Israel’s Channel 2.

In the interview he tells her how he tried to engage Hollywood colleagues in his work for Israel's Defense Ministry, according to Haaretz.

He claims he managed to convince other Hollywood bigwigs, including the late director Sydney Pollack, to get involved.

Pollack, who died in 2008, acquired arms and other military equipment for Israel in the 1970s, reveals Milchan in the TV report.

Pollack knew of the details of the deals, says Milchan, who adds that he ‘didn't want to scare him because he's American… He could have said "no". He said "no" many times, but he also said "yes" many times’.

Two years ago, a book titled Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan, was published by authors Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman.

The book alleged that Milchan was an operative for Israel's Bureau of Scientific Relations, which gathered information for Israel's alleged nuclear program.

The bureau was closed after Jonathan Pollard was arrested for spying on behalf of Israel in 1986.

Milchan is still making movies, and his company, New Regency films, is working on four films slated for release in 2013-14.

One of those is Noah, a Darren Aronofsky-directed take on the Biblical flood story starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins.
Arnon Milchan (Hebrew: ארנון מילצ'ן‎; December 6, 1944) is an Israeli Hollywood film producer who has produced over 120 full-length motion pictures.[2]

Mr. Milchan is also a former key Israeli intelligence operative from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s.[3][4]

Milchan's films include The War of the Roses, Once Upon a Time in America, Pretty Woman, Natural Born Killers, Under Siege, The Devil's Advocate, The Fountain, Unfaithful, L.A. Confidential and many others. He is an Israeli citizen, and a resident of Israel.

Early Life

Milchan was born in Rehovot, British Mandate for Palestine, in 1944. His family was Jewish.[5] His father owned a fertilizer company,[6] which Milchan turned into a successful chemical business.[7] He also earned a degree from the London School of Economics, before being recruited to LAKAM, a top secret Israeli intelligence organization responsible for obtaining technology and material for Israel's nuclear program, and other highly secretive programs

Arms Dealing

Speculation about Milchan's involvement in arms dealing and intelligence activities was sparked after "the indictment in 1985 of Richard Kelly Smyth, an aerospace executive who had made illegal shipments of Krytrons (nuclear triggers) through one of Milchan's companies."

This remained hearsay until biographers Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman confirmed in a book published July 2011, that Milchan was indeed involved in espionage and arms-dealing. The research in Confidential - The Life Of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon established that "at least through the mid-1980s [Milchan] was a full-fledged operative for Israel’s top-secret intelligence agency, Lakam.

His activities included "buying components to build and maintain Israel’s nuclear arsenal" and supervising "government-backed accounts and front companies that financed the special needs of the entirety of Israel’s intelligence operations outside the country.".[3] Interviewed regarding Milchan's intelligence activities, Israeli President Shimon Peres stated:

"Arnon is a special man. It was I who recruited him.... When I was at the Ministry of Defense, Arnon was involved in numerous defense-related procurement activities and intelligence operations. His strength is in making connections at the highest levels.... His activities gave us a huge advantage, strategically, diplomatically and technologically." (interview dated February 8, 2010, documented in Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman's "Confidential: Secret Agent turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan" p. xi)

Lekem, (also pronounced "Lakam") an acronym for ha-Lishka le-Kishrei Mada (Hebrew: הלשכה לקשרי מדע‎, Bureau of Scientific Relations), was an Israeli intelligence agency headed by spy-master Benjamain Blumberg (1957-1981), and by spy-master Rafi Eitan (1981-1986). It collected scientific and technical intelligence abroad from both open and covert sources, particularly for Israel's nuclear program. It was disbanded in 1986 following the arrest of Jonathan Pollard for espionage on behalf of Israel. Pollard was a United States Navy intelligence employee in the Naval Antiterrorist Alert Center in Washington, D.C. He was paid for delivering large amounts of classified documents to Lekem agents. Pollard was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.[1]

The high proifile Pollard case was not the only problematic case for Lekem in 1985.

In California, a US Aerospace Engineer, Richard Kelly Smyth, the President of a company called MILCO, was indicted that same year for smuggling over 800 krytron switches (a component used in nuclear weapons) to Israel without the required US State Department Munitions Export License.

Just before trial, and facing a possible 105 years in prison, Richard Kelly Smyth and his wife suddenly disappeared. Sixteen years later they were discovered and arrested while living as fugitives in Malaga, Spain, and extradited back to the United States where he was convicted in the case.

The krytrons shipped by Smyth were sent to an Israeli company called Heli-Trading Ltd. owned by notable Israeli movie producer Arnon Milchan. Before his prominent Hollywood career, Mr, Milchan had served for decades as a Lekem agent, under the direct command of Lekem spy-master Benjamin Blumberg. It later became clear that the company MILCO served as a Lekem front company for obtaining sensitive equipment, technologies and materials for Israeli secret defense-related programs, and in particular its nuclear program.[2]

The Israeli government asserted that the Krytron incident was a simple mistake by the "exporter" Milco, and that the Pollard operation was an unauthorized deviation from its policy of not conducting espionage in the United States before an admission in 1998 of Israeli responsibility. In 1987 the Israeli government set up a commission to investigate the Pollard affair, which found it would be in Israel's interest to take responsibility for the case. In 1987 following the difficult Pollard and Milco cases, the Israeli government decided to disband Lekem, whose functions were assigned to the Director of Security of the Defense Establishment, adding technical and scientific intelligence to its responsibilities which include internal investigations of the defense ministry.
Netanyahu Worked Inside Nuclear Smuggling Ring
Counterespionage debriefing reveals how Israel targeted U.S.
by Grant Smith, July 04, 2012
On June 27, 2012, the FBI partially declassified and released seven additional pages [.pdf] from a 1985–2002 investigation into how a network of front companies connected to the Israeli Ministry of Defense illegally smuggled nuclear triggers out of the U.S.*

The newly released FBI files detail how Richard Kelly Smyth — who was convicted of running a U.S. front company — met with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel during the smuggling operation. At that time, Netanyahu worked at the Israeli node of the smuggling network, Heli Trading Company.

Netanyahu, who currently serves as Israel’s prime minister, recently issued a gag order that the smuggling network’s unindicted ringleader refrain from discussing “Project Pinto.”

In Confidential, a recent biography of Arnon Milchan, Israel's LAKAM agent Number One, the authors reveal that Milchan and Peres are "strategic partners" and "holders of some of Israel's most significant secrets." Chief among these secrets would certainly be how Israeli agents carried out 9/11.

"MR. ISRAEL" - Israel's senior LAKAM agent Arnon Milchan (center) has long been the man bridging Israel's intelligence establishment with each new government.

In this photo from 2005, Milchan sits between his old friends Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a former employee of Milchan's chemical company,
Milchan Bros. Milchan was the essential agent in building Israel's nuclear arsenal. So, what does he know about the Israeli-made super-thermite that demolished the World Trade Center?

The first photograph of legendary Israeli spy-master Benjamin Blumberg  ever published. Blumberg created and ran Israel's super-secret LAKAM spy  agency. Image published in Israel's Maariv Newspaper 04-06-2012.
FBI investigates MILCO nuclear trigger smuggling to Israel
"...also met Benyamin Netanyahu while Netanyahu worked at Heli Trading..."


California-based MILCO International Inc. shipped 15 orders totaling 800 krytrons to the Israeli Ministry of Defense between 1979 and 1983. Israeli movie producer Arnon Milchan's Heli Trading Company brokered the transactions. A krytron is a gas-filled tube used as a high speed switch.  Export from the US requires a US State Department munitions license because krytrons can be used as triggers for nuclear weapons.  The US rejected several requests for krytron export licenses to Israel.  MILCO obtained the krytrons from EG&G Inc.
Record of a phone call between a supervisory special agent in Los Angeles and a special agent in Portland classified as "secret." The special agent notifies LA of impending news media coverage of "an extremely successful movie producer in Hollywood" [Arnon Milchan] noting his ties to "Oliver Stone, Sidney Pollack, Barbara Streisand, Tom Cruise, Richar Dreyfuss and Robert DeNiro.  The subject's likely location and wealth "close to $1 billion" and close ties to "Labor Party officials in Israel" is noted. Milchan's arms dealing through MILCO and ties to another American are explored in the heavily redacted file.

Through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeal, the FBI released heavily censored files on Arnon Milchan, files that were not scheduled for release until 2036. None-the-less, these files are revealing as to the intensity of the FBI's focus on Mr. Milchan, including memos to the Director of the FBI, keeping him informed of developments in the case. These memos confirm numerous facts detailed in the book Confidential, including the US Attorney's attempt to "flip" Richard Kelly Smyth against Mr. Milchan, an attempt that failed. Smyth of course disappeared shortly thereafter. The sheer amount of material that was censored in these documents is testimony to the sensitivity placed on this entire matter, to this day.
Arnon Milchan
Net Worth $4.2 B As of March 2013

Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan's New Regency films, the company he founded, produced no movies in 2012 as he worked to rebuild his management team, but four movies are slated for release in 2013, including "Noah," a Darron Aronofsky-directed setting of the Biblical flood story starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins.

The company recently reopened its television division, which earlier produced "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Bernie Mac Show."

Once a business student and professional soccer player, Milchan transformed his family's bankrupt fertilizer company into a $125 million business with interests in agriculture, aerospace, animal health products, plastic, fiber optics and pharmaceuticals. An avid art collector, he has lately been doing paintings of his own. He has seven homes around the world.

[ No mention in forbes of him being an Israeli agent and Arms Dealer ,,, hmmm ]
EG&G, formally known as Edgerton, Germeshausen, and Grier, Inc., was a United States national defense contractor and provider of management and technical services. The company was involved in contracting services to the United States government during World War II, and conducted weapons research and development after the war. Its close involvement with some of the government's most sensitive technologies has led to its being cited in conspiracy theories related to Department of Defense black projects.

The group's high-speed photography was used to image implosion tests during the Manhattan Project. The same skills in precisely timed high-power electrical pulses also formed a key enabling technology for nuclear weapon triggers. After the war, the group continued their association with the burgeoning military nuclear effort, and formally incorporated Edgerton, Germeshausen, and Grier, Inc. in 1947
From 1999 until 2001, EG&G was wholly owned by The Carlyle Group

A “Nuclear-Free Zone” in the Middle East? Why Israel will not Join the Non-Proliferation Treaty
By Timothy Alexander Guzman
Global Research, September 27, 2013

Iran’s New President Hassan Rouhani has requested that Israel to sign and become a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as he spoke for a second time at the United Nation General Assembly. “As long as nuclear weapons exist, the threat of their use exists,” Rouhani said, citing the American bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.  Rouhani is calling for “nuclear-free zone” in the Middle East.  Israel is the only country in the Middle East that had not and will not sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  Israel would use nuclear weapons if it felt it was threatened by any nation in the Middle East.

The nuclear capability of Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) defensive capabilities just reached another plateau this past April.  It purchased its 5th nuclear submarine that can be deployed anywhere in the world with first strike capability.  The Israel News Agency reported that Israel purchased a fifth Dolphin class submarine called the “INS Rahav” from Germany.  The article headlined “Israel Launches Ninth Submarine, Ready To Strike Iran Nuclear Weapons.”  Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “The submarines are a strong, strategic tool for the IDF. The State of Israel is ready to act anytime, anywhere – on land, sea and air – in order to ensure the security of Israel’s citizens.”  The submarines are equipped with Israeli-designed Popeye missiles that are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.  It is no secret that Israel has nuclear weapons.  Some estimates suggest that Israel has between 100 and 400 nuclear weapons.  No one knows exactly how many nuclear bombs Israel possesses, but we do know they have the capability to produce them at a moment’s notice.

Since Israel is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; the Dimona Nuclear Research center is not subject to inspections from the international community such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).   According to the Federation of American Scientists in a 2007 report, Israel has between 75 and 400 nuclear warheads, but some estimates have their nuclear warheads at less than 200. It is also known that Israel has the ability to deliver them by intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a range of 5,500 kilometers or 3,400 miles, the Jericho III missile named after the biblical city of Jericho, various aircrafts and of course submarines.  

By the late 1950s Shimon Peres had established LEKEM, or the ‘Science liaison Bureau’ a new intelligence service that would search for technology, materials and equipment needed for Israel’s nuclear program.

By 1952, Hemed Gimmel was under Israel’s Ministry of Defense to become the Division of Research and Infrastructure (EMET).    By June 1952, The Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) was established with Ernest David Bergmann as the first chairman.  Hemed Gimmel was renamed Machon 4 which became the “chief laboratory” of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC).  France was a major partner for Israel’s nuclear program.  France also sold weapons to Israel.  The France-Israel relationship was instrumental in the development of the Dimona Nuclear Research Center. Israel signed American President Dwight Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace, an agreement for peaceful nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Israel along with Turkey to build a“small swimming pool research reactor” at Nachal Soreq.

In 1958, Charles de Gaulle became President of France.  Almost immediately after he assumed office, he wanted to end France’s assistance to Israel’s nuclear program.  He would only support Israel’s nuclear program if international inspectors were allowed to inspect Dimona and that Israel would declare that its nuclear program was for peaceful purposes and that under no circumstances reprocess plutonium.  Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres negotiated with the French government allowing a window of opportunity for French companies to continue its work until 1966 with the Israeli government.  Israel also had declared its nuclear program was “peaceful”. [ On August 22, 1962, President Charles De Gaulle of France survives one of several assassination attempts against him  - There were thirty serious assassination attempts on De Gaulle's life between 1958 and 1965    ]


The Obama administration is not seeking any negotiations with Iran unless they stop its nuclear program which will not happen.  Iran will insist that they are signatories to the NPT and have an “inalienable right” to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.  

Israel will not be a signatory to the NPT because “This resolution is deeply flawed and hypocritical. It ignores the realities of the Middle East and the real threats facing the region and the entire world” according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

So the rest of us are idiots for signing the NPT ...

But they still have  Seagram's on the Sunoco board.... via Robert J. Darnall  and PACTIV

Robert Darnall/Sunoco <-> Robert Darnall/PACTIV <->  PACTIV/ Samuel Minzberg / Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc -> Charles R. Bronfman / Charles R. Bronfman P.C.

Robert J. Darnall past relationships:

American Iron and Steel Institute - director
Cummins Inc. - director
HSBC North America Holdings Inc. - director
Pactiv Corporation - director
Sunoco, Inc. - director

United States Steel Corporation - director

Minzberg is Bronfman's Agent....

In 1998, Mr. Minzberg joined Claridge Inc., the holding company of the Charles Bronfman family, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer until the end of 2002. He then took up his current duties at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in 2003.

In addition to his work for the Jewish General Hospital, Mr. Minzberg sits on the boards of HSBC Bank Canada, HSBC North America Holdings Inc., Reitmans (Canada) Limited, Quebecor Media Inc. and Richmont Mines Inc.


1.2 Elect Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
1.10 Elect Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Sunoco Inc
1.1 Elect Robert Darnall
1.8 Elect R. Anderson Pew

Cummins Inc

Deutch was born in Brussels, Belgium, the son of Rachel Felicia (Fischer) and Michael Joseph Deutch.[3] He is of Russian Jewish heritage, and became a United States citizen in 1945

In 1995, President Bill Clinton appointed him Director of Central Intelligence...
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Ohad Maiman was born in Israel in 1977; upon completing his studies he served for 3 years in the Israel Defense Forces, traveled extensively in the Far East and South America, eventually settling down in New York City in 1999. In 2003, he graduated in philosophy and visual arts from Columbia University. He currently lives and works in New York City.
CVZ Contemporary and Milk Gallery Project held a book launch and a show for New York based photographer/philosopher Ohad Maiman. Mr. Maiman who graduated from Columbia University, traveled the Far East and South America extensively after serving three years in the Special Forces. This artist's book collects his compelling, immediate photographs of people around the world with his own philosophical statements and questions.

Michael Gelman, Susie Gelman, Bonnie Roche Bronfman, and Gala Chair Charles R. Bronfman

Charles R. Bronfman, Susie Gelman, and Birthright Israel Foundation Chair Dan Och

Charles R. Bronfman and Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Asaf Shariv

Susie Gelman and Edgar M. Bronfman
Photographs by; Melanie Einzig (Birthright).
The Birthright Israel program was initiated in 1994 and founded in cooperation with Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt, as well as the Israeli government, private philanthropists, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Jewish communities
 around the world.
The 400 Richest Americans

#123 Edgar M. Bronfman - The Forbes 400 Richest Americans 2009

Net Worth $2.5 Billion

Source liquor, Inherited and growing

Former head of Seagram's empire inherited business from father, Sam (d. 1971), Russian immigrant who founded Distillers Corp. in Montreal in 1924; ran whiskey across U.S.-Canadian border during Prohibition.

Edgar Sr. took U.S. side of business, brother Charles ran Canadian operation. Added premium brands (Absolut), juices (Tropicana), large stake in DuPont. Son Edgar Jr. went Hollywood in 1990s: sold off juice, nylons business to finance $5.7 billion purchase of MCA/Universal stake. Sold rest to Vivendi for $34 billion. Family fortune soon faltered; cut losses, sold out after losing billions.

Richard Nathaniel Goldman Apr. 16, 1920 - Nov. 29, 2010 Richard Nathaniel Goldman, philanthropist and co-founder of the world-renowned Goldman Environmental Prize, passed away peacefully early Monday morning at his San Francisco home at age 90. Throughout his life, Mr. Goldman remained dedicated to supporting the San Francisco Bay Area, environmental causes, the Jewish community, Israel and reproductive rights.

The son of prominent San Francisco lawyer Richard Samuel Goldman and Alice Wertheim Goldman of Great Falls, Montana, Richard N. Goldman was born and raised in San Francisco. He graduated from University of California at Berkeley and spent a year at Boalt Hall School of Law before serving in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946. In 1949, he founded and was chairman of Goldman Insurance Services.

In 1951, Mr. Goldman and his late wife, Rhoda Haas Goldman, a great-grandniece of Levi Strauss, established the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund in San Francisco. Since its inception, the Fund has distributed more than $680 million dollars to nonprofit organizations and causes around the world. Through their foundation, their areas of support included efforts as early as the 1960s to support conservation and environmental causes. In 1989, the couple established the Goldman Environmental Prize, which annually awards $150,000 to six grassroots environmental heroes, one from each of the world's inhabited regions.

Today, the Goldman Prize is frequently referred to as the "Green Nobel." Mr. Goldman served on the boards of many Bay Area organizations and received numerous civic honors and awards. He was also one of the largest donors to the University of California at Berkeley, his alma mater, wherein he was named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year. Mr. Goldman and his wife, who died in 1996, raised four children in San Francisco.

He is survived by three of his children, John D. Goldman and his wife, Marcia, of Atherton, CA; Douglas E. Goldman and his wife, Lisa, of San Francisco, CA; and Susan R. Gelman and her husband, Michael, of Chevy Chase, MD. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Susan Goldman, widow of his son Richard W. Goldman, who predeceased his parents. In addition, Mr. Goldman is survived by his 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his sister Marianne Goldman of San Francisco, CA. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street (at Arguello) in San Francisco. The family encourages memorial donations be made to Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy; Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco; University of California at Berkeley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics; or a charitable organization of the donor's choosing..

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from December 1 to December 5, 2010
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
Phone: 415-788-1090
Fax: 415-788-7890

EIN: 94-6064502
Exempt since January 1953

Profile: Large grants to extremely anti-capitalist groups, ironically supported by an investment portfolio (2000) containing shares of Enron, Texaco,  common stock.

Source of wealth: Gifts of Rhoda H. Goldman (1924-1996), investor and businessman (Surdna is Andrus spelled backwards). His Arlington Chemical Company manufactured medicines and distributed them worldwide. His investments included buildings and land in Minneapolis, Minnesota, large timber tracts in Northern California, mineral-rich acres in New Mexico as well as significant land holdings in Florida, New Jersey and Alaska. In his 60s, he was elected mayor of Yonkers, New York, followed by four terms in the U.S. Congress. He held long-term posts as a trustee of Wesleyan University and as a director of New York Life Insurance Company.

Edgar Sr. works on nonprofit activities, Jewish advocacy.
The Charles Bronfman Prize
Jewish Values. Global Impact.

Stephen Bronfman
Stephen R. Bronfman is President and CEO of Claridge Inc., a private holding company formed in Montreal in 1987.

Mr. Bronfman attended Williams College and Concordia University where he formed his deep commitment and subsequent involvement with environmental protection. He joined Claridge Properties Ltd., the real estate arm of Claridge Inc., in 1990. Mr. Bronfman subsequently moved to the investment arm of Claridge, implementing a program focusing on investment opportunities in the sports, entertainment, broadcasting and communications fields.

These included Netstar Communications Inc., one of Canada's leading providers of specialty television channels, with The Sports Network (TSN), Le Réseau des Sports (RDS) and the Discovery Channel as its brand names; and TNA International Ltd., one of the world's leading live entertainment promotion companies, where he served as a Director.

In 2001, Stephen Bronfman spearheaded the creation of Claridge Foods, an initiative to develop a large, high growth food platform composed of premium brands and manufacturing assets focused on natural and allergen-free foods. One of Claridge's most significant food-based investments was the NASDAQ listed SunOpta, a billion dollar, diversified organic ingredients supplier, which it successfully exited in 2007. He is Co-Chair of The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation. Mr. Bronfman serves as President of the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation, the family's oldest foundation. He also sits on the board of The Canadian Centre for Architecture and The David Suzuki Foundation.

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2013, 12:05:09 pm »
  Influuence in the extreme. My apology's for being off topic a tad, it's just that it is for the most part mind bending the G.P.
Not all of them, Oly Stone etc have stood up.
  The recruiting of celebrity's is past , current & ongoing as well. I respect the talent of many of the actors but they are just people and subject (targeted) to influences from these clever sukbags.

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9/11 connection Charles Bronfman:

reference: 9/11 Memorandum Commission Select Committees 2004 - Israeli Surveillance - Vans and "Students"

Jonathan L. Steinberg is CEO of Wisdom Tree Investments, where the key 9-11 insider is Michael H. Steinhardt (left), the non-executive chairman who is connected to virtually every U.S.-based player in the 9-11 atrocity, including Larry Silverstein, Jules Kroll, Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, Edouard, Nathan, and Lynn Rothschild, Kenneth Bialkin, Stephen Berger, and Maurice Greenberg, among others. 

Vice President Dick Cheney, Michael Steinhardt, Jacob Rothschild, and Rupert Murdoch are all members of the 'strategic advisory board' of Genie Energy, Ltd., which is a leading player in the development of oil and gas fields claimed by Israel

Steinhardt is a high-level Zionist who co-founded Birthright Israel with Charles Bronfman (right). The complete 7-minute discussion on the Justice Department's failure to investigate Goldman Sachs is on the posting, Bill Black Slams Bartiromo

Over Goldman Non-Prosecution: ‘FBI Agents Were Never Even Assigned To Investigate The Case! Was A Grand Jury Even Convened?’
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Notice how quietly the Warner Music - EMI merger was completed ....  Notice the brit Rothschild connection

Edgar Bronfman Jr. is head of Warner Music, one of the world’s biggest labels which he bought from Time Warner in 2004.

I was at The Deal’s Convergence 2.0 conference in Manhattan where Bronfman was one of the featured speakers.  He announced one deal – and outlined his vision for transforming music industry

He told the crowd at the Museum of Broadcasting that there is a big opportunity is to sell music via mobile devices in the vast and under served markets of Russia, China and India.

In This Photo: Edgar Bronfman, Lucian Grainge, Irving Azoff, Roger Faxon, Gigi Sohn, Martin Mills

(L-R) Chairman and CEO of the Universal Music Group Lucian Grainge, CEO of EMI Group Roger Faxon, Executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., and Chairman and CEO of Front Line Management Group Irving Azoff, Director of Warner Music Group Corp. Edgar Bronfman Jr., Founder and Chairman of Beggars Group Ltd. Martin Mills, and President and CEO of Public Knowledge Gigi Sohn are sworn in during a hearing before the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

The hearing was to focus on the merger of Universal Music Group and EMI Merger and the future of music online.
In Wake of Universal-EMI Merger, Layoffs Begin

 8:00 AM PDT 10/27/2012 by Ed Christman, Billboard

Universal Music Group is consolidating its music distribution companies and Nashville-based country music labels letting go of some 60 staffers.

Universal Music Group is consolidating its music distribution companies and Nashville country music labels following its merger with EMI recorded music. According to sources, nearly 60 people were let go: some 50 from distribution and almost 10 from Nashville. Though the majority of those laid-off were with EMI, Universal Music employees were also let go.
In addition to those laid off today, some EMI distribution staffers were told they would only have their jobs for another 30 to 120 days, according to sources in both the EMI and UMG camps. One senior UMG executive, however, denies this, saying the consolidation of the distribution company has been completed and going forward, new staffers may be brought in for digital sales
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NYT Obit - notice the Oil and media connections:
Edgar M. Bronfman, Who Built a Bigger, More Elegant Seagram, Dies at 84
Published: December 22, 2013

Mr. Bronfman inherited control of Seagram from his father, Samuel Bronfman, an irascible, self-made Canadian magnate who founded a distilling company in 1924 and got rich during Prohibition when Bronfman liquor found its way to American customers through bootleggers.

Edgar gave the company a more sophisticated image, in keeping with his own elegantly turned-out profile in New York society — a prominence underscored in the 1970s by the headlines generated by the kidnapping of his son Sam for ransom money.

But as liquor profits began to falter, he broadened the company by acquiring Tropicana
[  Seagram spent $1.2 billion to buy the Tropicana orange juice brand Anita Bryant Florida orange juice ad
 ] ,

taking Seagram into the oil business and eventually making it the largest minority shareholder in DuPont, the chemical giant
. Later, he allowed his son Edgar Jr., who had succeeded him as head of the company, to risk billions of dollars to transform Seagram once again, this time into a major player in Hollywood.
Prospering by Prohibition

Edgar Miles Bronfman was born in Montreal on June 20, 1929. His father and his mother, the former Saidye Rosner, were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who had moved to Montreal from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Edgar was the third-born of their four children.

Sam Bronfman and his brother Allan established a successful mail-order liquor company but were forced to give it up when provincial governments in Canada took over the retail side of the liquor business themselves. The Bronfmans decided that if they could not sell liquor, they would produce it. The family built its own distillery near Montreal in 1925.

It prospered, and the Bronfmans took advantage of Prohibition by opening more distilleries just across the border from the United States. One that the brothers bought was owned by the Seagram family, and they incorporated the name. When Prohibition ended, they were strategically placed to open a Seagram subsidiary in the United States, in 1933.

Edgar and his siblings grew up in aristocratic splendor. Their family’s suburban Montreal mansion was staffed with a butler, a cook, maids, nannies, gardeners and chauffeurs. They spent summers at their country estate in Tarrytown, N.Y., and at the family retreat on Lake Placid in the Adirondacks.

Mr. Bronfman enrolled at Williams College in Massachusetts and then transferred to McGill University in Montreal, graduating in 1951.

At 21 he joined Seagram, working as an apprentice taster and accounting clerk in Montreal and then at the main distillery nearby, where he eventually oversaw production. He had a knack for finances and the boldness to tell his tyrannical father how best to handle his money. At 22 he explained that Seagram could reap great tax benefits if it incorporated its petroleum subsidiary and carried out exploration in the United States rather than in Canada.

“Fortunately, Father saw the point at once and agreed,” he wrote.


In 1953 Mr. Bronfman married Ann Loeb, a granddaughter of the financier Carl M. Loeb. Loeb, Rhoades & Company helped the Bronfmans purchase the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company.

Building an American Empire

Mr. Bronfman convinced his father that since the United States accounted for 90 percent of Seagram revenues, it made sense to install himself permanently in New York. In 1953 Samuel Bronfman put Edgar in control of the company’s subsidiary in the United States, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, and placed Charles in charge of the Canadian branch, the House of Seagram.

Mr. Bronfman moved to New York two years later and shortly afterward became an American citizen — although it was his sister Phyllis, who had studied architecture, who was put in charge of the construction of the new company headquarters, the Seagram Building, on Park Avenue, designed by Mies van der Rohe and considered a jewel of modern skyscraper design. At its zenith, in 1956, Seagram products accounted for one of every three distilled-alcohol drinks in the United States. Then its market share began to slide. To compensate for the losses, Mr. Bronfman squeezed more profits from less production, using modern cost-cutting methods and focusing on more expensive brands of whiskey.

But he was frustrated by his inability to wrest full control of Seagram from his aging father, and he began to dabble in film and television production. After losing a bid for MGM to the financier Kirk Kerkorian, however, he returned full time to the beverage business.

With the death of his father in 1971, Mr. Bronfman’s personal life began to unravel. That same year he separated from his wife, with whom he had five children. After their divorce, he married Lady Carolyn Townshend, in 1973, but that marriage also ended in divorce, a year later. He quickly became involved with another Englishwoman, Rita Webb (who changed her name to Georgiana). They married and divorced each other twice, and had two daughters. He then married Jan Aronson, an artist and a former triathlete.

He is survived by Ms. Aronson; his sons, Samuel, Edgar Jr., Matthew and Adam, and his daughter Holly Bronfman Lev, all from his first marriage; his daughters with Ms. Webb, Sara Igtet and Clare Bronfman; his brother, Charles; his sister Phyllis Lambert; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In 1975, Samuel Bronfman II was kidnapped in New York and held for ransom. Mr. Bronfman himself delivered the $2.4 million ransom to one of his son’s two kidnappers, who were both arrested shortly afterward by the F.B.I. But the kidnappers’ lawyer claimed in court that the abduction had been a hoax and that Sam Bronfman had been a part of it. In the end, the jury convicted the defendants of the lesser charge of extortion. With liquor consumption in decline in 1981, Mr. Bronfman tried to buy Conoco, a major oil and gas company. Seagram lost out to DuPont in the bidding but, because of its investment in Conoco, ended up with a 20 percent share of DuPont — and soon raised this to almost 25 percent, making Seagram DuPont’s largest minority shareholder.

Initially, most Wall Street analysts and the financial press took the position that Seagram had been outdueled for Conoco by DuPont. A 1981 Business Week article quoted a DuPont senior executive as saying jokingly that he enjoyed drinking “Seagram on the rocks.” But by 1985 its stake in DuPont accounted for nearly 75 percent of Seagram’s earnings, and Mr. Bronfman was being hailed as a smart, risk-taking businessman.

At the same time, Mr. Bronfman was becoming increasingly involved in Jewish causes. He was elected president of the World Jewish Congress in 1981. “Making money is marvelous, and I love doing it, and I do it reasonably well,” he told The New York Times in 1986, “but it doesn’t have the gripping vitality that you have when you deal with the happiness of human life and with human deprivation.”

As his devotion to Jewish causes grew, he reduced his involvement with Seagram and prepared to turn over the company to the next generation. By family tradition his oldest son, Sam, was the logical successor, but he favored his second son, Edgar Jr., and without consulting either, Mr. Bronfman announced his choice in a 1986 interview with Fortune magazine. It would be Edgar Jr.

“It took Sam a long time to get over the hurt that I had inflicted,” Mr. Bronfman later conceded. “But my responsibility was to choose the right C.E.O. for Seagram regardless of presumed birthright or familial relationship.”

Edgar Bronfman Jr. became president of Seagram in 1989 and chief executive in 1994. With his father’s approval, he sold Seagram’s shares in DuPont and used the proceeds, more than $9 billion, to purchase MCA, a major Hollywood film and music company, which was later split into Universal Studios and Universal Music.

DuPont’s share price doubled within four years, while Seagram’s stock barely budged during the long bull market of the 1990s. Undeterred, Edgar Jr. spent billions more on entertainment.

In 1998 he bought PolyGram, the giant music company, but the resulting conglomerate floundered, forcing him to seek a strategic partner. So in 2000 he negotiated yet another controversial deal, an all-stock acquisition of the French conglomerate Vivendi. He briefly became chief executive of the new company, Vivendi Universal, but after Seagram lost control of its entertainment holdings, he stepped down from an executive capacity in 2001. Seagram then sold its beverage business. In 2004, Edgar Jr. acquired Warner Music Group.

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 The Making of a Businessman
 G. P. Putnam's Sons


We're between a rock and a hard place," Harold Fieldsteel, Seagram's chief financial officer, said to me that Monday morning in July 1981. A sensible realist and a fully seasoned businessman, Harold had remarkable financial instincts, and he never panicked. So when he said we were in trouble, I knew he was not exaggerating.

As he continued, the problem became clear: unless we changed the terms of our tender offer for the Conoco oil company, we were headed for inevitable defeat. If we changed the bid, however, we faced the frightening risk of spending millions of dollars and ending up with a relatively illiquid asset worth less than what we'd paid for it.

Though the offer was for Conoco, the real focus of our efforts was Du Pont, which also was bidding for the oil company. We knew we couldn't outbid Du Pont; instead, we were trying to get in on the back end of their deal. This would make us a significant shareholder in both Conoco and the much larger Du Pont.

The gravity of the situation could hardly be overstated. If I made the right decision, Seagram would likely become a massive, powerful company. If I made the wrong one, our future opportunities outside the liquor industry would certainly be curtailed, and our chances of becoming a major factor in the business world greatly reduced.

My kids call me an instinct operator, because I rely more on my intuition than on anything else. But they tend to forget that these instincts have been honed by a great deal of experience, both my own and that passed on to me by the extraordinary men and women I have worked with (and occasionally against) in my long career. No doubt I also inherited some of that instinct from my remarkable father, Samuel Bronfman, who founded the Seagram empire. Certainly, I grew up with his business dicta constantly ringing in my ears.

Instinct and experience had brought me to this critical moment. Now both would be put to their greatest test.


The origins of the Conoco/Du Pont drama actually date back to 1947, when Imperial Oil Ltd., a subsidiary of what was then Standard Oil of New Jersey, discovered the Leduc field in Alberta. Suddenly Canada became an oil-producing country, which awakened the ambitions of countless people. One of those people was Samuel Bronfman.

My father was not a gambler in the normal sense, but he most certainly was a risk taker. He also could sense an opportunity and had the guts to claim it. He loved the oil business. "If it's good enough for the Rockefellers, it's good enough for me," he used to say.

Oil can be glamorous, but you have to be willing to take risks. You never know what will happen when you spud in the well. In a sense, gushers are like western movies--full of romance, but not based on much fact. People on the periphery forget that, beyond all the excitement, oil exploration is a business with a simple rule: the earnings from selling oil have to be greater than the costs of finding it. If not, you'll slide down a greasy pole to oblivion.

Unfortunately, while Father was immensely shrewd, he was a surprisingly poor accountant. Though he pretended to understand everything about finance, he was actually very naive on the subject. As a result, our oil-exploration business was foolishly placed into various trusts that had been set up to pass on some assets owned by my father and his brother, my uncle Allan, for the benefit of their children. If we succeeded in finding oil, we would reap no tax benefits from depletion allowances; if we didn't succeed and lost money on drilling, we couldn't lower our taxes by writing the losses off against other income.

I am still surprised that Father, surrounded as he was by the ablest accountants and lawyers, could have embarked on such a poorly structured venture. The reason, of course, was that it was very difficult to tell Sam Bronfman that he was wrong. No one ever wanted to be on the receiving end of his violent, epithet-laden outbursts. Even Philip Vineberg, a brilliant lawyer whom Father trusted and respected, was a little afraid of him. "If your father wants to do it this way, who's gonna say no?" he asked me.

I was about twenty-two years of age and was working at Ville LaSalle as an assistant blender at the time. As young as I was, I might have seemed the least likely person willing to confront Father. But even then I knew enough about tax law to see the absurdity of the situation, and I could not let it continue. With considerable temerity, I sat down and explained to him the tax implications. Carefully, I argued that the better place to explore for oil was in the United States, and that if the exploration were done by a taxpaying corporation, there could be huge tax advantages. I pointed out that, even if he wanted to continue looking for oil in Canada, our tax benefits would be greater if we arranged for a U.S. company rather than a Canadian one to handle our oil explorations in both countries.

Fortunately, Father saw the point at once and agreed. It struck me then (and often later) that, although other people were scared of contradicting him, he was sometimes willing to listen to me--even when I was telling him that he was wrong.

Of course, part of the reason that Father agreed to relocate his oil business to the United States was that he could do so without admitting that he had made an error. We were still involved in the Canadian oil and gas business through an investment he had made earlier in Royalite, so moving to the United States could be seen as an expansion of his interests, not as a retreat from his decision to invest in Canadian oil.

We decided to use Frankfort (a company Father had bought in 1943 for its liquor brands, Four Roses and Paul Jones inter alia) as the operating company. Thus, the oil operation became known as Frankfort Oil.


But all that hardly amounted to more than an early learning experience for me in the oil business. It was several years later when my intuition first played a decisive role, setting in motion the series of events that eventually led to the Conoco/Du Pont nail-biter.

On January 10, 1963, I was having lunch with Mark and Carroll. Halfway through the meal, Mark proposed that we bid for Texas Pacific Coal and Oil. I agreed that it would be an excellent deal, but of course I had to convince Father.

The matter was complicated by the tricky nature of oil bids. In trying to fix on the proper bid, experts make a huge to-do about analyzing the reserves. But this is never an exact science. Since properties are often put up for secret bid (for example, when the federal government leases offshore properties), if some of the bidders think there are large reserves while others doubt it, the winning bid is often way over the next highest.

As it turned out, Father wasn't afraid of spending the money. But he was very concerned that, if he bid too much for Texas Pacific and left a lot on the table, he would look foolish--or at least less than the genius he was supposed to be. His ego couldn't have stood for him to be in that position.

Somehow I became convinced that the bid Father had authorized was just a little too low. I was determined to get him to go up. It took a lot of effort--as well as the help of Mark, Carroll, and oil attorney Dick Loftus. But eventually I persuaded him to bid another $0.25 a share. Our bid beat the next highest by about a nickel!

The purchase was financed by the ABC system of buying natural resources. This acronym refers to the corporate setup to make it work--"A" sells to "B" and "B" sells to "C." This meant that we put up $65 million in equity, and the remaining $215 million was financed by the oil itself. The debt, none of which appeared on the balance sheet, was to be retired and the interest was paid as the oil flowed. As far as I know, this was the last oil deal done this way. Interestingly enough, the last natural-resource deal using this system was Conoco's purchase of Consolidation Coal a year or so after. Then the IRS changed the rules.

The Bankers Trust Company, which had been Seagram's principal bank from the time we started doing business in the United States, immediately told me that it wanted a major role in the financing. So when Bill Moore, the new chairman of the bank, asked to visit, I assumed this was to be a courtesy call. I couldn't have been more wrong.

The astonishing news reached me on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1981. I was in the library of my Virginia farm when Mark Millard called to tell me that the Sun Oil Company was willing to pay US $2.1 billion for Texas Pacific.

When the dust settled, we were the proud owners of just over 20 percent of the Du Pont shares. As Ed Jefferson, then the chairman and CEO of Du Pont, said later, "Edgar, the day you dropped the net, I knew we were going to have a new, big shareholder."

It had been a long but enormously profitable journey from Seagram's original investment in Texas Pacific Coal and Oil. With our 20 percent share of Du Pont, we now owned 20 percent of Conoco, which represented far more oil and gas in the ground than all of Texas Pacific's reserves when we had sold it to Sun Oil. And we owned 20 percent of the rest of Du Pont to boot!
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Re: Seagrams - Edgar Bronfman has died
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2013, 02:48:34 pm »
Bronfman's WIFE Obit:


BRONFMAN--Ann L., Philanthropist and beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at age 78 on April 5, 2011 in Washington, DC surrounded by her five children.

Mrs. Bronfman, the daughter of John L. Loeb, Sr. and Frances Lehman Loeb, was born on September 19, 1932 in New York City.

Her father was a leading member of the investment community who served as the head of the Wall Street firm of Loeb, Rhoades & Company, a predecessor of Shearson Lehman/American Express.

Her mother, the daughter of Arthur Lehman of the Lehman Brothers banking firm, was New York City's Commissioner for the United Nations and the Consular Corps for 12 years in the 1960's and 1970's.

Mrs. Bronfman devoted her life to numerous philanthropic efforts, including funding and directing programs through the Ann L. Bronfman Foundation, which she founded and ran. She supported a range of causes, from education to senior citizens to underserved youth to victims of domestic abuse to the arts, among others.

Mrs. Bronfman served as a Trustee of Rosemary Hall and was presented with the school's Alumnae Award in 1999 for "demonstrating outstanding achievement in her given field of endeavor." She was the benefactor of the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery at the Washington, DC Jewish Community Center. The gallery offers exhibitions and programs that enhance Jewish identity, examine issues of social importance and develop community. In 2010, Mrs. Bronfman was honored by the Teamwork Foundation for her many years of support. The Bronx, NY based organization, which includes the world famous New York Gauchos basketball program, provides after-school and summer programs to inner city boys and girls. "Ann Loeb Bronfman is living proof that greatness is not inherited; it is achieved," wrote "JCA Today," a publication of the Jewish Council for the Aging, in 2006. "By refusing to rest on others" laurels, Ann has literally changed the world, adding compassion to an otherwise uncaring place. Her singleness of purpose and generosity of spirit teach us all that we, too, possess the power to change the world if we, like Ann, listen to our hearts." Mrs. Bronfman graduated from the Rosemary Hall school, then of Greenwich, CT, in 1950 and attended Bennington College in Bennington, VT before marrying her husband, Edgar M. Bronfman, in 1953.

Mr. and Mrs. Bronfman were divorced in 1973. Mrs. Bronfman divided her time between her homes in Washington, DC and Mackinac Island, MI. She was an avid sailor and spent many happy times on her boat.

In addition to her five children, Sam Bronfman of Atherton, CA, Edgar Bronfman, Jr. of Manhattan, Holly Bronfman Lev of Charlottesville, VA, Matthew Bronfman of Westchester, NY and Adam Bronfman of Park City, UT, Mrs. Bronfman is survived by 25 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Deborah Brice of London, England; and two brothers, the Honorable John L. Loeb, Jr. and Mrs. Bronfman's twin, Arthur Lehman Loeb, both of Manhattan.
Inside the Mackinac Island retreat of late banking heiress Ann Loeb Bronfman, as it hits market for $2.9million
EST, 18 December 2012
She was the daughter of John Langeloth Loeb Sr., a Lehman Brothers heir and a Wall Street investment banker whose company was a predecessor of Shearson Lehman/American Express.

Island escape: Ann Loeb Bronfman, pictured with son Edgar Jr in 2007, split her time between Washington DC and the Lakewood estate

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Re: Seagrams - Edgar Bronfman has died
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2013, 06:50:20 pm »
Building Seagram - Bronfman daughter marries Lambert - Rothschild Cousin ...
Phyllis Barbara Lambert, CC GOQ  FRAIC FRSC RCA (née Bronfman; born January 24, 1927) is a Canadian philanthropist and member of the Bronfman family.

Born in Montreal, she studied at The Study, a premier independent school for girls, Vassar College (BA in 1948). She moved to France in 1949 and married Baron Jean Lambert, a banker and Rothschild cousin, but they divorced in 1954.[1]

She moved to New York City in 1954 and became involved in architecture; she graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1963. In the 1960s, she designed the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal, named after her mother. As Director of Planning for the Seagram Building, she was influential in bringing Ludwig Mies van der Rohe onto the project, also recommending him for the Toronto-Dominion Centre design.


Phyllis Lambert Book Talk
(Yale University Press; April 2013)
Building Seagram

On December 10, Phyllis Lambert discussed her book Building Seagram, published by Yale University Press. Her illustrated talk will be followed by a dialogue with Museum Director Carol Willis.

Considered one of the greatest icons of twentieth-century architecture, the Seagram Building was commissioned by Samuel Bronfman, founder of the Canadian distillery dynasty Seagram. Bronfman’s daughter Phyllis was twenty-seven when she took over the search for the project's architect and chose Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969), a pioneering modern master of what he termed “skin and bones” architecture.

Building Seagram is a comprehensive personal and scholarly history of a major building and its architectural, cultural, and urban legacies. Lambert makes use of previously unpublished personal archives, company correspondence, and photographs to to tell the ultimate insider’s view of the debates, resolutions, and unknown dramas of the building’s construction, as well as its crucial role in the history of modern art and architectural culture.

Phyllis Lambert is the founding director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. A licensed architect, she has contributed essays to numerous books and is the subject of the 2007 documentary film "Citizen Lambert: Joan of Architecture."

The Seagram Building is a skyscraper, located at 375 Park Avenue, between 52nd Street and 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The structure was designed by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe while the lobby and other internal aspects were designed by Philip Johnson[6] including The Four Seasons and Brasserie restaurants.[7]YouTube Severud Associates were the structural engineering consultants.

The building stands 515 feet (157 m) tall with 38 stories, and was completed in 1958. It stands as one of the finest examples of the functionalist aesthetic and a masterpiece of corporate modernism. It was designed as the headquarters for the Canadian distillers Joseph E. Seagram's & Sons with the active interest of Phyllis Lambert, the daughter of Samuel Bronfman, Seagram's CEO. It has the worst Energy Star rating of any building in New York, at 3 out of 100
Lambert is the name of a family of bankers Belgium

Samuel Lambert

Around 1835, Samuel Lambert (Lyon, 1806 - Brussels, 1875, born Samuel Cahen and Alsatian), has become established in Brussels. He was married to Jenny Low Lovy, said Eugenie Lion. He became assistant to its parent Lazare Richtenberger , Brussels correspondent of Rothschild Brothers , especially the French branch. The two men regularly use intermediaries for transactions between the Rothschilds and the Société Générale de Belgique .

Leon Lambert ( Antwerp , 27 March 1851 - Paris , 30 January 1919 ), son of Samuel Lambert, develops significantly the activities and influence of his family in the Belgian economy of the late nineteenth century.

In 1882, he married Baroness de Rothschild Zoe (Paris 25 February 1863 - 16 August 1916), daughter of Baron Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911) and Cécile Anspach (1840-1912). Since 1853, the firm Lambert, Rothschild agent is a Belgian correspondent banks Rothschild, while operating independently. She became the bank of King Leopold II for his personal affairs and interested in the activities of the Independent State of Congo . Before the founding of the state, Lambert previously served as a banker and was credit to the colonial administration, still in its infancy. In 1899, Leon Lambert participated in the founding of Tanganyika Concessions Limited and mining companies in Katanga and Rhodesia .
In 1896, Leon Lambert obtained a grant of hereditary nobility with the title of Baron transmissible. It adopts motto Conscientia Lux mea .

Ties with the Rothschild family are tightened at the marriage of his daughter Betty (1894-1969) with Rudolf von Goldschmidt-Rothschild (1881-1962), although the union is short and ends ten years later .
Baron Leon Lambert; Banker Collected Art
Published: June 01, 1987

Baron Leon Lambert, a banker and art collector, died last Thursday at Erasmus Hospital in Brussels. He was 58 years old.

Baron Lambert went into cardiac arrest 10 days ago and lapsed into a coma from which he never emerged, according to officials of Drexel Burnham Lambert, the Wall Street investment firm in which he had an interest.

He was the great-grandson of Baron James de Rothschild and the great-great-grandson of Samuel Lambert, who established the family-owned Banque Lambert in 1840. It merged with Banque de Bruxelles in 1974, forming Banque Bruxelles Lambert, one of Belgium's largest banks.

His connection with Drexel Burnham began in the 1970's. Baron Lambert invested in William D. Witter, a Wall Street research company. In 1976, the Drexel Burnham Group merged with Baron Lambert's holding company, Lambert Brussels Witter, to create the Drexel Burnham Lambert Group.

Millions of dollars in art from his extensive collection - impressionist, modern and postwar paintings, prints and sculptures - have been scheduled for sale by Christie's, the New York art auctioneer. The art is from several floors of the bank's office building in Brussels and from the baron's apartment above the banking floors.

Baron Lambert, who was born in Belgium, attended Yale and Oxford as well as the University of Geneva.

He is survived by a brother, Phillippe, of Geneva, and a sister, Lucy of Brussels.

she was married to a Jean Lambert of Paris in 1949:

Lambert-Bronfman - May 20 1949

Eyes wide shut:
Philanthropist will not face trial over suicide girl's claims
By Sally Pook
12:00AM GMT 05 Jan 2001

VINCENT MEYER, the president and lavish benefactor of the London-based Philharmonic Orchestra, will not stand trial in Switzerland for allegedly sexually abusing an adolescent girl who later committed suicide, prosecutors say.

The millionaire philanthropist was arrested by Swiss police three years ago and charged with manslaughter and rape following the death of Philippine Lambert, who killed herself at the age of 20. It was alleged that Mr Meyer began abusing Philippine, daughter of the international banker Baron (Philippe) Lambert and his wife Marion, who were family friends, when she was 12 and continued until she was 15.

Philippine, described as "hauntingly beautiful", committed suicide only a few weeks after celebrating her 20th birthday in Capri. She had become depressed and anorexic in her mid-teens and attempted suicide three times. She spent her last two years studying in New York.

Baron Lambert went to police after she killed herself. She left a note containing a detailed account of her allegations against Mr Meyer and saying he "ought to pay". But after a protracted legal battle, the public prosecutor in Geneva decided there was insufficient evidence for a criminal prosecution.

Although Baron and Baroness Lambert appealed, the decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal in Geneva a few days before Christmas. The decision effectively closes the case, although the Lamberts can appeal to the supreme court in Switzerland.
Baroness Lambert said she would continue to fight the case: "I can do a lot of things. We can prosecute elsewhere. I am not going to let this rest after three years." Mr Meyer, grandson of the financier Andre Meyer, of the Lazard Freres banking dynasty, was a family friend of Baron Lambert, who in turn is a leading member of the Belgian banking dynasty which owns Banque Bruxelles Lambert.
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Re: Seagrams - Edgar Bronfman has died
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2013, 11:42:50 am »
Bronfman - Rothschild connections:  

Matthew Bronfman son of Edgar Bronfman, he seems to be the Bronfman stepping into the shoes of his father , they have controlling interest in the IDB = Israel Discount Bank involved with 9/11 and Bernie Madoff:

Syms and Israel Discount Bank

IDB is the Israeli bank at the center of a 9/11 financial network associated with the Bronfman family and Israeli intelligence. IDB is the Israeli institution that is located in the middle of the Zionist crimocracy. (See also The Architecture of Terror )

On January 31, 2006, a controlling stake in the bank acquired by an investment fund led by Matthew Bronfman and Rubin Schron . Bronfman is the younger brother of Edgar Bronfman Jr., chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group Corp. .

Matthew Bronfman (left) is chairman of the World Jewish Congress . He is the son of Edgar M. Bronfman (center), the former president of the World Jewish Congress. Here are Bronfmans with the newly elected president of the World Jewish Congress , Ronald S. Lauder , after the Zionist organization known for corruption and financial irregularities held elections in New York 10 June 2007.

Bronfman-Schron group paid 300 million for a 26% stake in IDB with an option for a further 25%. Regulators approved the transfer after the bank agreed to pay $ 25 million as settlement in a money-laundering probe by the Manhattan District Attorney and on its branch in New York City and New York State Banking Department.

On 17 December 2005 New York Times reported that 2.2 billion illegal dollars had been transferred from Brazil through the IDB in New York.

So how Madoff lost the $ 50 billion? Where did the $ 50 billion go?

For Israel by Israel Discount Bank?
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

Chairman, E.L. Rothschild LLC

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild is Chairman of E.L. Rothschild LLC. He is Chairman of the ERANDA Foundation, a family foundation he founded in 1967 to support charities working in the fields of medical research, health and welfare, education and the arts. He is also Director of IMG Inc.

Sir Evelyn currently serves as a Governor Emeritus of the London School of Economics and Political Science and is Honorary Life President of Norwood and Ravenswood Children’s Charity.  From 1976 until 2003, Sir Evelyn was Chairman and CEO of NM Rothschild and Sons Ltd, the international investment bank.  From 1972 until 1989, Sir Evelyn served as Chairman of the Economist Group. He previously served on the Boards of Directors of De Beers and IBM (UK) and was previously the Deputy Chairman of Milton Keynes Development Corporation.  Sir Evelyn was Chairman of St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, a Member of the Council of the Shakespeare Globe Trust and President of The Evelina Children’s Hospital Appeal.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1989 for services to banking and finance.

Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Chief Executive, E.L. Rothschild LLC

Lynn Forester de Rothschild is Chief Executive of E.L. Rothschild LLC.  She has been a director of The Estee Lauder Companies since December 2000 and The Economist Newspaper Limited (member of the Audit Committee) since October 2002.  From 2004-2007, she was also Co-Chair of FieldFresh Pvt. Ltd, a 50-50 joint venture with Bharti Enterprises, established to develop the agricultural sector in India.

Lynn Forester de Rothschild is a trustee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the American Fund for the Tate, FAI (Fondo per L’Ambiente Italiano), the ERANDA Foundation (de Rothschild family foundation), the Alfred Herrhausen Society of International Dialogue of Deutsche Bank, an Advisor to the Deutsche Bank Microfinance Consortium and a member of the International Advisory Board of Columbia University School of Law.

She began her career in 1980 as an associate at the law firm of Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett LLP in New York City, where she practiced corporate law. She graduated Phi Betta Kappa from Pomona College in Claremont, California and received her Juris Doctor with honors from Columbia University in New York City.

Eli Goldstein

Partner // Manager, E.L. Rothschild LLC

Eli Goldstein is the Manager and a Partner of E.L. Rothschild LLC where he is responsible for the firm’s global investing activities. Mr. Goldstein focuses on transactional work and deal structuring as well as the ongoing management and operations of  E.L. Rothschild’s businesses. His investments include those in Media, Technology, Financial Services and Real Estate.

Prior to joining E.L. Rothschild in 2008, Mr. Goldstein was an Investment Banker in the Global Industries Group at Bear, Stearns and Co. where he focused on M&A transactional advisory in the Transportation & Logistics and Real Estate sectors.

Mr. Goldstein is a member of the Board of Directors of Baker Tilly Investment Advisors and a member of the Board of Managers of Bronfman E.L. Rothschild Partners. He holds a bachelor of science in economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Matthew Bronfman
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Mr. Matthew Bronfman, III serves as a Managing Director at ACI Capital Co., LLC.  
Mr. Bronfman was a Partner and Director of EARNEST Partners, LLC.
Mr. Bronfman is one of the controlling shareholders of Israel Discount Bank and of Supersol.
In addition, Mr. Bronfman controls the IKEA franchise in Israel and has numerous real estate holdings there and in the United States. He joined ACI Capital in 2001 and is responsible for all areas of the firm’s investing activities.
Mr. Bronfman has 25 years of investment experience and focuses on analyzing and investing in telecommunications, consumer products, consumer cyclicals, retailing, and technology companies. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Candle Acquisitions Company from 1995 to 2000.
He also served in the same capacity at Sterling Cellular Holdings, LP from 1990 to 1995.
Additionally, Mr. Bronfman was employed at Goldman Sachs & Co. and The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited.
He serves as the Chairman of BHB Holdings.
Mr. Bronfman currently serves on the Boards of Bronfman Fisher Real Estate Holdings, Jenny Craig, Palace Candles Inc., and Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc.
He serves on the Investment Committee of The Challenge Funds I and II.
Mr. Bronfman has been the Chairman of the Board and Director of Blue Square Israel Ltd. since June 2003, where he also serves as a Member of the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Bronfman joined the Board of Directors at the 92nd Street Y in 1991, Chairman of Program Committee from 1997 to 2002, served as the President from 2000 to 2003, and has been the Chairman from 2003 to 2006.
He served on the Board of Bizbash.Com and Visionic.
Mr. Bronfman was an Independent Director and Member of Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of James River Group.
He serves on the Boards of numerous companies and not for profit organizations including The Canadian Center for Architecture and P.E.N.C.I.L Mr. Bronfman is also the Chairman of the World Jewish Congress Governing Board. He currently serves as Chairman of the Program Committee and Chairman of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life Committee.
Mr. Bronfman holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Williams College.

Matthew Bronfman is a member of the Bronfman family, and the son of prominent businessman and philanthropist Edgar Bronfman, Sr.[
Bronfman graduated from Williams College in 1981. After working at Goldman Sachs he attended Harvard Business School where he graduated in 1985. Bronfman began his career at Goldman Sachs and the Cadillac Fairview Corporation.

As one of the largest American Jewish investors in the Israeli economy, Bronfman is also the main shareholder in IKEA Israel, Israel Discount Bank and the Shufersal supermarket chain.[1] He is also the chairman and CEO of BHB holdings, a family holding company. Previously, He was a managing director at ACI Holdings, a private equity firm based in New York.[2]

He is a former director of Jenny Craig, BizBash Media Inc., Palace Candles, Inc., EARNEST Partners, LLC, Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Inc., and James River Group, Inc


He is divorced from Lisa Belzberg, daughter of Canadian businessman Samuel Belzberg, with whom he has six children.[3][4] He currently resides in Manhattan and has seven children. His son, Jeremy, is currently the CEO of the technology company, Enigma Technologies. In 2005, he married Stacey Kaye
 Eli Emanuel Goldstein, a son of Julie L. Goldstein of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., and the late James A. Goldstein
Mr. Goldstein, 28, works in New York as a partner in E. L. Rothschild, a Rothschild family investment holding company. He manages the global portfolio. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ronald Steven Lauder (born February 26, 1944) is an American businessman, billionaire, and philanthropist.

Lauder was born to a Jewish[2] family in New York City, the son of Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder, founders of Estée Lauder Companies, and the younger brother of Leonard Lauder, chairman of the board of the Estee Lauder company. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and holds a Bachelors degree in International Business from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
In 1984 he became a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO policy at The Pentagon.

In 1986 Ronald Reagan named him as the US ambassador to Austria, a position he held until 1987. As ambassador, he fired diplomatic officer Felix Bloch, who later became known in connection with Robert Hanssen espionage case.[

As a Republican, he made a bid to become the mayor of New York City in 1989, losing to Rudy Giuliani in the Republican primary
Lauder manages investments in real estate and media, including Central European Media Enterprises and Israeli TV. In 2010, Lauder founded RWL Water, LLC.

His daughter Jane is married to Kevin Warsh, a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
Lauder was elected President of the World Jewish Congress on June 10, 2007, following the resignation of Edgar Bronfman, S
In July 2009, Bernie Ecclestone faced calls from Lauder to resign as Formula One chief after he had praised Adolf Hitler in a newspaper interview and said that Hitler “got things done.”
Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild on Reinventing Capitalism
June 25, 2013 By Neelima Mahajan

Q. Despite the big financial crisis, all the big excesses and abuses, you still remain a firm believer in the power of the capitalist system. Why?

Crony capitalism, where big business and big government collude for their own advantage against the ordinary person, is not the kind of capitalism that we can defend. The kind we can defend is one that has a profit motive, but also sees its responsibility in terms of the larger society—not only because of a moral imperative, but also for (its own) sustainability.
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More - Ben Bronfman - Kanye West  connection  (Sherry brewer new Orleans mob )
"New Slaves" is a song performed by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, taken from his sixth studio album Yeezus (2013). It was produced by West and Ben Bronfman, with additional production from Mike Dean, Travis Scott, Noah Goldstein, Sham Joseph and Che Pope. The song features vocals from American singer-songwriter Frank Ocean, whom West previously collaborated with on Watch the Throne (2011).[1] The song discusses slavery and segregation as well as racism in general, materialism, and stereotypes of African Americans in the United States.[2] The song, despite not having been released a single, has charted in Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Benjamin Zachary Bronfman (born August 6, 1982) is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and musician. Bronfman is currently a Strategic Advisor & principal of Global Thermostat. He was a member of rock band The Exit (going by the name Ben Brewer), and he is currently a member of the music collective, Teachers, and co-founder of the Green Owl record label. He is the second eldest child of actress Sherry Brewer and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., former CEO of Warner Music Group.
Bronfman was born in New York City, and then lived in London briefly, during his father’s tenure as managing director of Seagram Distilleries Europe. The family returned in 1984, once his father became President of Seagram’s U.S. marketing division. His mother is African American and his father is Jewish Canadian.
In 2013, Teachers produced New Slaves, the first single out of Kanye's Yeezus album, earning Bronfman his first Grammy nomination.
Epic Rant to End All Rants
December 27, 2013 1:31 PM

By Scott Sterling

It’s been a wild and crazy ride across North America for Kanye West this year, as the controversy-generating rapper took the ambitious Yeezus Tour to his fans.

While the highly conceptual show was packed with hits both old and new, West’s 2013 concert tour also featured a nightly “rant,” where the rapper would go off on a stream of consciousness tirade about everything from issues with Nike to anger at receiving just two GRAMMY nominations for his latest album.
New Slaves Lyrics
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What is Benjamin Bronfman's net worth? Benjamin Bronfman's net worth is $100 million dollars
EBONY: Meet The Black Bronfmans
Friday, July 15, 2011

Ben Bronfman

Hannah Bronfman = Daughter of Warner Music Group C.E.O Edgar Bronfman and Actress Sherri Brewer (Shaft)
Shaft (1971)
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

Sherri Brewer   ...   Marcy  
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5