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Mideast Israel Nickname Nation

FILE -In this Jan. 18, 2006 file photograph, Israeli Isaac Herzog, a former cabinet minister, gestures after the primary results were announced during a convention in the community of Beit Berl in central Israel. When Isaac Herzog was a child, his Egyptian-born, French-speaking mother thought him to be as pretty as a doll so she blended its Hebrew word, "buba," with a French-sounding term of endearment, "Zuzu," to create a distinct nickname that would stick with the boy for life - "Bougie." (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

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