Monday, March 06, 2017

NY Governor Cuomo Visits Israel

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday visited Israel on a one-day trip aimed to boost economic ties between the country and New York and pledge solidarity amid growth in anti-Semitic acts.

Cuomo is doing a whirlwind tour of Israel, his second visit there since becoming governor, and he vowed to fight the wave of hate crimes in New York and in the nation.

The taxpayer-funded trip, which included six government aides, also included an announcement by Cuomo that Israel and New York will create a commission to strengthen economic and cultural ties.

New York has the largest Jewish population outside Israel, with about 1.7 million Jews.

The visit comes amid a series of anti-Semitic incidents in New York.

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