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What does a Libertarian like Gary Johnson’s running mate see in Shimon Peres?

What does a Libertarian like Gary Johnson’s running mate see in Shimon Peres?

Over the course of a 70-year career, Shimon Peres was many things. He was never a libertarian.

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U.S. President Barack Obama waving as he boards Air Force One Joint Base Andrews, Maryland en route to Jerusalem for former Israeli statesman Shimon Peres' funeral, Sept. 29, 2016 (Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Here’s the insanely long list of US dignitaries attending Shimon Peres’ funeral

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90-year-old Holocaust survivor fights off purse snatcher

High Holidays 2016

From top right, clockwise: Michael Phelps receiving a cupping treatment. (Screenshot from Instagram); Hillary Clinton in Monsey-based newspaper Yated Ne'eman (Onlysimchas.org); Stephen Colbert performing with "Fiddler on the Roof" cast members on "The Late Show" in New York, March 2, 2016 (Screenshot from YouTube); John Kasich meeting with yeshiva students in Brooklyn, New York, April 12, 2016 (YouTube)

High Holidays 2016

Judaism was trending this year — among non-Jews

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United States

Anne Applebaum discussing her book "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe" in Berlin, Oct. 28, 2013. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Breitbart columnist attacks Washington Post writer as ‘Jewish, American elitist’

Anne Applebaum also was accused of having "global media contacts," a common anti-Semitic screed, a month after Donald Trump tapped Breitbart's chair to be his campaign's CEO.

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Israel & Middle East

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

Thousands were expected to pay their respects to the former Israeli president a day before his funeral.

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From the JTA Archives

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

News Analysis: Despite the Pomp and Circumstance, Nobel Laureates Have a Long Road Ahead

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Jewish Survivor Reveals Plan to Murder 6 Million Germans

Leonard Cohen

Israel asks Cohen to perform in Nazareth

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World

Jackie Walker

British Labour Party activist questions Holocaust Remembrance Day, existence of anti-Semitism

Jackie Walker, who is close to controversial party leader Jeremy Corbyn, later said she apologized if her remarks caused any offense.

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How Shimon Peres Shaped My View of Israel at Age 10

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Chinese Candied Apples for a Unique Rosh Hashanah Treat

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Betty Boop’s Secret Jewish Past

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Life & Culture

Tikva Naim Briggs, 34, is better known as Maksim Merman, the Yellowtailed SeaWitch. He is the world's only known professional Jewish merman. (Courtesy of Briggs)

A Jewish merman for all seasons

As Maksim Merman, the Yellowtailed SeaWitch, Kansan Tikva Naim Briggs advocates for marine life and upends stereotypes about mermaids, Jews and a landlocked life.

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