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Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, in what observers see as a move signaling a possible White House run, said he is planning to visit Israel in October.

Perry, who has announced that he will not run for a fourth term as Texas governor, told the Washington Times in an interview last Friday, “We will be going to Israel to bring together Arabs, Christian and Jews in an educational forum.”

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Political analysts believe the trip to the Jewish state shows that Perry is considering a campaign for the 2016 presidential election. He dropped his bid for the 2012 Republican nomination during the primaries.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) — reported to be potential presidential candidates for 2016 — have made trips to Israel this year.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. When he gets to Israel, he'll find that the country without oil has a far higher coverage for health insurance than his state with the world's greatest treasures.

    He'll also find that the country allows (but doesn't encourage) abortion, has readily accessible family planning services, and has a pretty rigorous firearms policy.

    He may turn around and go home before he opens his fat mouth and makes a bigger fool of himself than he already is.

  2. When he gets to Israel, he'll find that the country without oil has a far higher coverage for health insurance than his state with the world's greatest treasures.

    He'll also find that the country allows (but doesn't encourage) abortion, has readily accessible family planning services, and has a pretty rigorous firearms policy.

    He may turn around and go home before he opens his fat mouth and makes a bigger fool of himself than he already is.

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