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Rick Perry Rabbi Dance: Governor Celebrates Hanukah In 2010 Video

09/25/2011 08:05 pm ET | Updated Nov 25, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has a longstanding history with Israel. Not only has he defended their foreign policy, but in recent years he's also visited the country several times and even accepted a Defender of Jerusalem award in 2009, as NBC reported.

On the heels of Politico discovering the governor relied on a wealthy rabbi to support funding his $18,500 trips to Israel, the news organization has also uncovered a video on YouTube where he's shown in his office last December "during a Hanukah lighting ceremony in which Perry goes the full nine yards taking part in the traditions...including dancing with the rabbis."

Last week the Republican presidential hopeful spoke out against President Obama, accusing him of a "policy of appeasement."

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