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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out his vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians Wednesday. In the more than hourlong address, Kerry criticized Jewish settlements in the West Bank as an impediment to peace. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.N. Security Council has condemned Israel's construction of settlements, with Ambassador Samantha Power saying the project hurts Israel's security. In this photo from March, soldiers guard the Gush Etzion junction near a cluster of settlements in the West Bank. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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Israeli activists who lobbied Israeli-Americans to vote for Donald Trump gather around a boardroom table to celebrate his victory. Israel's right wing anticipates that a Trump administration will not pressure Israel regarding settlements. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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Israel's Right Wing Expects Boost From A Trump Presidency

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During his campaign for president in March, Donald Trump spoke at the 2016 American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Could A Trump Presidency Be Pro-Israel And White Nationalist At The Same Time?

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Members of Women of the Wall, which lobbies for women to be allowed to sing and pray aloud at the Western Wall, march through the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem's Old City. The group organizes monthly marches and are often heckled by ultra-Orthodox men. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Women's Rights Become A Battleground For Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Jews

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Both Israel and Palestinians claim Jerusalem as capital. No country maintains an embassy in the city. yeowatzup/Flickr hide caption

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Trump Favors Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem, Despite Backlash Fears

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews, many of whom live in closed religious communities, on a bus tour of the Israeli offices of Google, Facebook and Microsoft. The tour is sponsored by KamaTech, a group that helps integrate the ultra-Orthodox into Israel's high-tech sector. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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As Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Enter The Workforce, High-Tech Beckons

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Tamer Nafar (center), performs with the hip-hop group DAM. The members are all Arabs who are citizens of Israel, and some of their lyrics are harshly critical of the state. They see it as artistic freedom, while Israel's culture minister says such language could incite violence. Courtesy of Christopher Hazou hide caption

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Arab Rapper Tests The Limit Of Israel's Artistic Freedoms

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The skyline in Tel Aviv, the business capital of Israel. Some business leaders are calling for more Arabs in management. Arabs account for about 20 percent of Israel's citizens, but less than 1 percent of managers. JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Israel, A Push To Get More Arabs Into Management

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Oct. 1. Several days later, Abbas, 81, underwent an urgent cardiac test, but was soon released. The health scare has increased talk about a possible successor as the Palestinian leader. Majdi Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Shimon Peres, former president of Israel, appears in a 2012 music video promoting his Facebook page. Peres/YouTube hide caption

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How Effective Was Shimon Peres' Social Media Push For Peace?

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Shimon Peres, Israel's foreign minister at the time, visits his home village — once part of Poland, now in Belarus — in 1992. He was looking for his boyhood home, but it had long since been torn down. Like many of Israel's founding fathers, he traced his roots to Eastern Europe. Courtesy of Joanne Levine hide caption

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Israeli President Shimon Peres addresses members of the Foreign Press Association during a visit to the southern Israeli town of Sderot in July 2014, following Palestinian rocket attacks on the city. Peres, who would go on to retire at the end of that month, said, "I'm retiring from the post of president but I am not retiring for the battle for peace." Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shimon Peres, The Last Of Israel's Founding Leaders, Dies At 93

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An Israeli security officer next to an overturned vehicle belonging to a family of Jewish settlers ambushed near Hebron, in the West Bank, on July 1. Two Palestinians aided the wounded Israelis. One of the Palestinians has since lost his job and been targeted for abuse by fellow Palestinians. Courtesy of Judea and Samaria Fire and Rescue Department hide caption

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After Aiding Injured Israelis, A Palestinian Is Targeted For Abuse

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