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Israel’s Elder Statesman, Shimon Peres, Dies at 93

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Sept 28 – Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, a joint winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, died in hospital on Wednesday at 93, two weeks after suffering a massive stroke. A campaigner for Middle East peace who played a seminal role in Israeli politics for nearly 70

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Obama, Netanyahu Mourn Death of Israel’s Shimon Peres

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Sept 28 – Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, 93, died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, prompting U.S. President Barack Obama to mourn: “A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever”. Peres, an indefatigable campaigner for Middle East peace who jointly won the

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