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October 22, 2013 8:22 pm

Rick Perry and Brian Sandoval, 2016 GOP Hopefuls, Visit Israel

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Rick Perry. Photo: Wiki Commons. Two Republican presidential hopefuls for 2016, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, are visiting Israel separately this week.

Governor Perry, who failed in his bid for president in 2012, is in Israel to meet with Israeli leaders Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres as well as to announce the planned opening of Texas A&M University’s campus in Nazareth, which will serve the city’s Muslim, Christian, and Jewish populations.

“It makes sense for Muslims, Jews and Christians to be educated together,” Perry told the New York Times last week ahead of his trip.

Perry also attended a water technology conference in Israel and spoke about the challenges Texas and Israel face in water management, according to the Texas governor’s office.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is in Israel as part of a trade mission focusing on water and agricultural technology, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

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