(October 23, 2013) Gov. Rick Perry and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp Wednesday announced plans to create a Texas A&M branch in Israel and an agreement was signed at the Jerusalem residence of Israeli President Shimon Peres.
The university announced plans this week to open a "peace university" in Nazareth, Israel's largest Arab city, which will serve a mix of Arab, Jewish and international students.
Perry said he wants to the Nazareth branch to be seen as a means to "move the peace process forward."
“We want to see the Nazareth branch as a means to preserve peace and build understanding between cultures. We want to see students and instructors from a diverse array of nationalities, faiths and backgrounds within its classrooms, each student learning more about the world and what bright possibilities lay ahead for all of us,” he said.