Ex-Israeli parliament speaker Shilansky dead at 86

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Dov Shilansky, a former Israeli parliament speaker and advocate for memorializing the victims of the Nazi Holocaust of World War II, died Thursday, a parliament official said. He was 86.

Shilansky died at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, parliament spokesman Giora Pordes told The Associated Press.

The diminutive politician with an unruly thatch of white hair was known for his hard-line political views alongside an easygoing manner and ready smile....

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