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Shimon Peres, last of Israel’s founders, dies

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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Mahmoud Abbas waiting to address the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 22, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas sends condolence letter to Peres family

The Palestinian Authority president called Peres a "brave" partner for peace.

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