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Perry, In Israel, Signs Texas A&M Agreement

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is pondering a run for president in 2016. And he would like to do so as a proven job-creator who molded Texas’ strong economy in his own political gunslinger image. (Photo by 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.

An agreement was signed Wednesday at the Jerusalem residence of Israeli President Shimon Peres (shee-MOHN’ PEHR’-ehs).

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.

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