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Obama hails the vision of Shimon Peres: ‘His pursuit of peace was never naïve’

President Obama praised the late Israeli leader Shimon Peres at his funeral Friday, saying he showed the world “that justice and hope are the heart of the Zionist idea.” "And I know from my conversations with him that his pursuit of peace was never naïve,” Obama said, adding that even the anti-Semitism Peres witnessed as a child […]
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