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Israelis flock to Knesset to pay tribute to Peres

Israelis flock to Knesset to pay tribute to Peres

Thousands were expected to file by the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Knesset where is body is lying in state the day before his funeral,

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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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Israel & Middle East

Shimon Peres speaking during an interview in the president's residence in Jerusalem, April 10, 2013. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Shimon Peres, last of Israel’s founders, dies

The former Israeli president and prime minister was one of the country's most prominent proponents of peace.

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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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World

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This indigenous activist is the new ‘face’ of B’nai Brith Canada

Ryan Bellerose, a non-Jew and member of one of the country's aboriginal peoples, has been hired as an advocacy coordinator for the group.

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

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

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