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Netanyahu, Israeli leaders mourn the loss of Shimon Peres

Netanyahu, Israeli leaders mourn the loss of Shimon Peres

"He worked to his last days for peace and a better future for all," Israel's prime minister said.

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Israeli President Shimon Peres bestowing the Presidential Medal of Distinction upon former U.S. President Bill Clinton during Peres' 90th birthday celebration in Jerusalem, June 18, 2013. ( Uriel Sinai/Getty)

Bill Clinton, Kerry to join world leaders at Peres funeral in Jerusalem

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United States

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Jared Kushner lauds wife Ivanka Trump’s record on women’s issues

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.

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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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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

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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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Chinese Candied Apples for a Unique Rosh Hashanah Treat

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Life & Culture

Amanda Freitag Taim falafel

Mario Batali, Amanda Freitag serve new twists on falafel at popular New York eatery

"I'm not [Jewish] but I am at heart, because I love all this food, the flavors," Freitag said at a tasting event for a falafel dish she created.

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