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Tzipi Livni mourns Shimon Perez, who shaped modern Israel

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One of the founding fathers of Israel, Shimon Peres, has died at the age of 93. Peres did more than any prime minister to shape modern Israel. He created Israel’s defense industry, but also built bridges to a region often hostile to the goals of the Jewish state. In an Op-Ed in the New York Times, Israel’s former foreign minister Tzipi Livni wrote that it would be difficult to imagine Israel’s past without Shimon Peres, and that it will be even harder to imagine its future now that he’s gone.

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