Both presidential candidates lauded the late Israeli statesman's peace efforts.
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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.
The former Israeli president and prime minister was one of the country's most prominent proponents of peace.
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.
Schumer also defended fellow Jewish celebrity Lena Dunham, who made controversial comments about two famous African American men.