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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump release statements praising Shimon Peres

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump release statements praising Shimon Peres

Both presidential candidates lauded the late Israeli statesman's peace efforts.

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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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