WATCH: Low T Center Webcam - Live From Radio Row 6a-11p

News

Gov. Perry In Jerusalem To Announce Plans To Create Israeli Texas A&M Branch

View Comments
File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp have announced plans to create a Texas A&M branch in Israel.

The announcement was made Wednesday at the Jerusalem residence of Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Perry is a proud Aggie graduate traveling Israel this week with Sharp, who said Tuesday that A&M will 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.

The campus will feature a combination of Arab, Jewish and international students.

In time, the school will offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in a range of academic disciplines.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 26,640 other followers