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Abbas to attend Peres funeral, Arab-Israeli party leader Ayman Odeh will not

Abbas to attend Peres funeral, Arab-Israeli party leader Ayman Odeh will not

“The memory of Peres in the Arab public is different from the narrative discussed in recent years," Odeh said.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, flanked by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein pays his respects at the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres in front of the Israeli Parliament building in Jerusalem on Sept. 29, 2016.  (Hadas Parushl/Flash90)

Bill Clinton joins throng of Israelis in viewing casket of Shimon Peres at the Knesset

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Mario Batali, Amanda Freitag serve new twists on falafel at popular New York eatery

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a moment of silence, as a photograph of former President Shimon Peres  is displayed behind him, in Jerusalem, Israel, Sept 28, 2016. (Marc Israel Sellem/POOL/Flash90)

Netanyahu, Israeli leaders mourn the loss of Shimon Peres

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United States

Jared Kushner and wife  Ivanka Trump attending the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, May 2, 2016. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for

Jared Kushner lauds wife Ivanka Trump’s record on women’s issues

Writing in Variety, the son-in-law of Donald Trump said it took "real courage" for her to bring up issues like equal pay and affordable child care at the Republican National Convention.

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Israel & Middle East

Siri is currently offered in 18 languages. (Wikimedia Commons)

Apple reportedly developing iPhone 8 in Israel

An anonymous employee in Herzliya told a business publication that the new model will be significantly different from its last few predecessors, which have been panned for their similarities.

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OSLO, NORWAY - 1994:  In this handout from the Government Press Office, (R-L) Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian leasder Yaser Arafat, the joint Nobel Peace Prize winners for 1994, in Olso, Norway. (Photo by Government Press Office via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Yitzak Rabin;Shimon Peres;Yaser Arafat

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Israel asks Cohen to perform in Nazareth

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Residents of Vishnyeva, Belarus gathered outside of Shimon Peres’ childhood home to pay their respects, Sept. 28, 2016. (Courtesy of Limmud FSU)

Residents of Shimon Peres’ Belarus birthplace gather outside his childhood home

Peres "brought pride to our village through his life and accomplishments," one resident of the remote village of Vishnyeva said.

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83-Year-Old Ruth Bader Ginsburg Does 20 Push-Ups a Day. Holy Sh*t.

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Life & Culture

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Amy Schumer’s defense against racism accusations: ‘You got the wrong Jew’

Schumer also defended fellow Jewish comedian Lena Dunham, who made controversial comments about two famous African-American men.

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