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Shimon Peres, last of Israel’s founders, dies

TEL AVIV — Shimon Peres, the former defense hawk turned Nobel Peace Prize winner and the last of Israel’s founders, has died.

Wednesday 09/28/2016
Netanyahu, Israeli leaders mourn the loss of Shimon Peres
Posted: September 28, 2016

JERUSALEM -- At a special session to mourn and honor Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli Cabinet that the late president "did so much to protect our people."

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Jewish groups praise Shimon Peres as respected statesman and peacemaker
Posted: September 28, 2016

Jewish groups in Israel, the United States and around the world lauded Shimon Peres, the former Israeli president who died Wednesday, as a respected leader and a warrior for peace.

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Monday 09/26/2016
Bibi and Barack part amiably as chilly US-Israel relations thaw
Posted: September 26, 2016

WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for what was likely to be the last time as leaders of their countries, the most important thing they said was "see you soon."

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Spencer Tunick photographs nude models at Dead Sea to raise awareness of ‘disaster’ there
Posted: September 21, 2016

International photographic artist Spencer Tunick photographed 15 nude Israeli men and women at the Dead Sea to raise awareness of its deterioration. Tunick announced the project on Sept. 12, two days after taking the photograph.

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Obama tells UN Israel can’t permanently ‘occupy’ Palestinian land
Posted: September 21, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama summarized his analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his final address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

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Shimon Peres’ condition remains unchanged a week after stroke
Posted: September 21, 2016

JERUSALEM  — Treatment for former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who suffered a massive stroke a week ago, remains unchanged following the results of a CT scan.

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Postal service delivers letters to God to Western Wall
Posted: September 21, 2016

Letters from around the world addressed to God, Our Heavenly Father and the Kotel are delivered to the Western Wall before the High Holidays and placed between the stones of the holy site. (Ran Dickstein)

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Obama airs settlement concerns, Netanyahu praises US friendship in their likely final meeting
Posted: September 21, 2016

President Barack Obama expressed concern about settlement activity and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called America Israel’s best friend as the two leaders sat down for what is likely their final meeting.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
Peres condition unchanged, CT scan shows
Posted: September 20, 2016

JERUSALEM — Former Israeli President Shimon Peres remains in serious but stable condition, a CT scan showed five days after he suffered a massive stroke.

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