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Members of the Knesset guard carry the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Peres died early Wednesday from complications from a stroke. He was 93. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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Members of the Knesset guard carry the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Peres died early Wednesday from complications from a stroke. He was 93. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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In this March 22, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama walks on the tarmac with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, prior to his departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported early Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. He was 93. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem, in this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo. He was rushed to hospital Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, following chest pains and underwent a heart procedure, his spokeswoman said. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

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** FILE ** Israeli President Shimon Peres pauses while speaking to the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, following his meeting with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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** FILE ** Pope Francis plants an olive tree with Israel's President Shimon Peres, left, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, second from left, and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, right, in a sign of peace during an evening of peace prayers in the Vatican gardens, Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Max Rossi, Pool)