Texas A&M Will Open "Peace" Campus in Israel

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On Wednesday in Jerusalem, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp are expected to announce plans to establish a Texas A&M campus in Nazareth. It is tentatively being called Texas A&M University at Nazareth-Peace Campus.

The project took shape when Sharp visited Israel earlier this year and had lunch with Manuel Trajtenberg, an economist who has chaired the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel for about four years. In that role, Trajtenberg has ...

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