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Education Perry, in Israel, to sign Texas A&M agreement

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is expected to sign an agreement creating a Texas A&M branch campus in Israel.

Perry and Israeli President Shimon Peres are scheduled to hold a signing ceremony Wednesday at Peres’ residence in Jerusalem.

Perry is a proud Aggie graduate traveling Israel this week with Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, who announced Tuesday that A&M would open a “peace university” in Nazareth, Israel’s largest city.

Sharp says the university will foster “understanding and education and unity in Israel.”

Perry spoke Tuesday at a conference about how both Israel and Texas face the future challenge of finding fresh water.

 


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