Gov. Cuomo pushes back Israel trip

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 1: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a bill signing event at John Jay College, May 1, 2018 in New York City. Governor Cuomo signed a bill ensuring domestic abusers are prohibited from possessing handguns and long guns in New York State. The bill also prohibits anyone with an […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo has pushed back a planned trip to Israel after ongoing violence stemming from protests over the move of the American embassy to Jerusalem.

Dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed Monday after Israeli forces opened fire. The AP reports protesters were seen setting fire to tires, throwing rocks and fire bombs.

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced he would make a trip to Israel as a show of solidarity in light of escalating tensions. As late as Sunday night, the governor still planned to leave on Tuesday or Wednesday.

However, a spokesperson now tells the Associated Press that the governor will now leave at some point “in the coming weeks.”

This would be Cuomo’s second trip to Israel as governor.

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