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New York - NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Postpones Trip To Israel In Wake Of Gaza Violence

Published on: May 15, 2018 04:35 PM
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New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo postponed a recently planned trip to Israel, citing the violence on both Israel’s northern and southern borders.

Cuomo announced the postponement on Tuesday, the day he had been scheduled to leave for Israel.

A statement issued Tuesday by Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever said: “Last week after missiles were fired toward the Golan Heights, Governor Cuomo announced a trip to visit the area and meet with Israeli leadership. Israel is now engaged on multiple fronts, including significant hostility and loss of life on the Gaza border. The Governor would like to visit both areas. We will continue to monitor the situation and will visit in the coming weeks when the active on-the-ground conflict abates and Governor Cuomo can visit both the Golan Heights area and the Gaza border.”

The “solidarity” trip had been announced on Thursday at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York Dinner.

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Cuomo, a Democrat, is seeking a third term in a race that includes actress Cynthia Nixon.

Cuomo has taken several official trips to Israel, including one in 2014 while he was campaigning for his second term, according to Politico.



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 May 15, 2018 at 05:03 PM FarRockDude Says:

I call BS. He just doesn’t want to go now while President Trump is being hailed as a hero. If this guy had half a brain he’d be dangerous.

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 May 15, 2018 at 05:13 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

I guess he doesn't want to alienate the leftists and promote "oppression"

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 May 15, 2018 at 05:20 PM elyeh Says:

This is just a campaign event for Cuomo - he does not care about Israel nor about the concerns of Jews except to get votes.

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 May 15, 2018 at 05:25 PM As I see it Says:

Stay home you bleeding liberal.

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 May 15, 2018 at 05:38 PM Zoli Says:

With such a friend who needs enemies?

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 May 15, 2018 at 06:09 PM Maven Says:

#3 Just like all politicians. Very few non-Jews are concerned about Jews. Very few of them love Jews.Its all about votes and money.

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 May 15, 2018 at 06:47 PM amerikaner Says:

he's just going to Israel to get the Jewish votes, so he has time until November. but the Jews are smarter than him and won't vote for A liberal.

VOTE for a Jewish friendly candidate

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 May 15, 2018 at 06:54 PM Vivi Says:

Coward POS phony liberal idiot.

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 May 15, 2018 at 07:16 PM Butterfly Says:

chicken!!!

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 May 15, 2018 at 07:34 PM hashomer Says:

If Cuomo had half a brain he'd go to Israel and show support for ISRAEL THE JEWISH STATE. Instead he's afraid of his pro-PLO opponent Nixon. Bullies like Cuomo are always cowards. FEH ON CUOMO.

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 May 15, 2018 at 11:50 PM Anonymous Says:

I am shocked by all these negative comments. Cuomo has always been a good friend to Israel and to the Jewish community in New York. Shame on you. Oh you must have all also forgotten how he got out of the car in the highway and went under the car of a Chassidishe man who's car got stuck. I don't blame him for cancelling the trip at this time. I would have done so as well.

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 May 15, 2018 at 11:51 PM lazy-boy Says:

dunno, I live in Jerusalem and it is very safe, much safer than the safety in NY....

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 May 16, 2018 at 11:08 AM hashomer Says:

Reply to #10  
hashomer Says:

If Cuomo had half a brain he'd go to Israel and show support for ISRAEL THE JEWISH STATE. Instead he's afraid of his pro-PLO opponent Nixon. Bullies like Cuomo are always cowards. FEH ON CUOMO.

Stop posting under my name, so called "AmYisroel".

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 May 16, 2018 at 11:50 AM Phineas Says:

He was never a real ally

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 May 16, 2018 at 04:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #13  
hashomer Says:

Stop posting under my name, so called "AmYisroel".

only one of you is a true voice of reason

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 May 16, 2018 at 08:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #15  
Anonymous Says:

only one of you is a true voice of reason

huh?

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