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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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Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Laith al-Khaldi during his funeral procession at the Jalazoun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Aug. 1, 2015. An Israeli soldier shot Khaldi after he had been throwing rocks at a military post. This was during a relatively calm period, although almost two dozen Palestinians were killed during the first half of the year. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Even Calm Is Deadly

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The lingerie factory was opened in the West Bank in the 1980s in an attempt to develop the Palestinian economy. The factory was shut in 1990 amid bouts of West Bank violence and troubles with Israeli military regulations. Racks of robes and camisoles still hang in the production room. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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An Israeli-Palestinian Battle With Roots In Lingerie

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The office of the World Vision, in east Jerusalem. A senior staffer in Gaza was arrested in June and indicted on Thursday. Ahmad Gharabli /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israel Accuses World Vision Employee Of Embezzling Millions For Hamas

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A team of archaeologists work at the excavation site in the coastal Israeli city of Ashkelon on June 28. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli security forces inspect the crime scene in Jaffa after a Palestinian stabbed and killed an American on March 8. The attacker was shot and killed by a volunteer policeman. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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For Israel's Volunteer Police, Many Powers But Little Oversight

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Israeli soldiers walk near a temporary checkpoint at the entrance of the Palestinian village of Yatta in the West Bank on Thursday after army forces entered the village in search of clues to Wednesday night's shootings in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Hazem Bader /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Avigdor Lieberman, who became Israel's new defense minister this week, visits Jerusalem's Old City on March 9. Lieberman's hard-line positions and controversial remarks have ignited fierce debate in Israel and beyond. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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Here's Why Israel's New Defense Minister Is So Controversial

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Ronit Shy stands in front of the construction site for the building that will be her future home. She was among 200 Israelis who won a housing lottery with 6,000 entrants. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Amid Skyrocketing Housing Prices, A Push For Affordable Homes In Israel

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A mural on the wall of the boys' high school in Sair, a Palestinian town in the West Bank. More than a dozen young men from Sair were killed by Israeli forces since last fall, including during attacks on Israelis. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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A Fall In Knife Attacks On Israelis, Amid A Shifting Palestinian Mood

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