Tags: Perry | Israel | A&M | campus

Perry, in Israel, Announces new Campus for Texas A&M

Image: Perry, in Israel, Announces new Campus for Texas A&M

Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 12:26 PM

By Melissa Clyne

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Texas A&M University is adding a branch campus in Israel, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Israeli officials said Wednesday.

Texas A&M University at Nazareth – Peace Campus is slated to open by October 2015, according to The Jerusalem Post.

Perry, joined by Israeli President Shimon Peres, made the announcement Wednesday during his fourth trip to Israel since 1992.

An evangelical Christian who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, Perry announced in July that he would not seek re-election to a fourth term. He will leave office in 2015.

Editor's Note: An $87,500 Tax Loophole Discovered by Cherry Hill Accountant

Speculation is building about whether Perry will seek the nomination again in 2016, and has been fueled by moves such as this trip to Israel.

The Peace Campus will offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Construction will be privately funded by donations secured globally, according to Texas A&M, which is Perry’s alma mater.

Perry said he hopes that the institution will help foster positive relationships among Jews, Muslims, and Christians.

“I think we’re all agreed there may be disagreement on the Palestinian situation, but I think we can all agree on the fact that when we study together, when we do business together, our opportunities to live peacefully together are substantially increased,” Perry said during a conference call with reporters.

The Peace Campus won't exclude students from countries seen as hostile to Israel.

The Nazareth campus will be the Aggies' second in the Middle East. An engineering program at Doha, Qatar, was launched 10 years ago.

Related Stories:

Rick Perry-Linked Advocacy Group Launching Anti-Washington Ads

Perry Backs Gun Rights After Texas A&M Shooting


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Man Charged after Jumping White House Fence, Sparking Lockdown

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 08:34 AM

A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four . . .

WaPost: At Least 6 African-American Witnesses Back Officer in Ferguson Shooting

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 12:10 PM

Slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown was shot in the hand at close range, an official county autopsy report obtained by the . . .

Rep. Camp Accuses White House of Stonewalling in IRS Scandal

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 08:07 AM

House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp has accused the Obama administration of blocking his committee from grilling a k . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved