New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed on Monday that he is weighing a trip to Israel, an excursion that would mark the first international travel of his administration.
“I have not yet set a plan to visit, but it’s not out of the question,” Mr. Cuomo said at an unrelated news conference in Buffalo, N.Y. “I have been corresponding with Israeli officials on the current situation that is going on in the Middle East.”
“This is complicated and there’s pain on both sides — I get that,” Mr. Cuomo said on Monday. “But I also get that this country has a relationship with Israel that is very important, and New Yorkers do and personally I do. I’ve been to Israel before, I’ve been to Israel during times of terrorist attacks before, as a sign of solidarity. I have two brothers-in-law who are Jewish and I brought them with me last time. So it’s important to my state. It’s important to my family.”