Agudath Israel Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Upcoming Trip to Israel

Agudath Israel of America applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his upcoming trip to Israel. As governor of the state with the largest Jewish population outside of Israel, Governor Cuomo has long been one of its staunchest supporters.

Governor Cuomo was among the first to call out the hateful BDS movement and his executive order banning those who participate in BDS with doing business with New York State was a forceful display of that support. We also recall how when Israel was under attack in Gaza, the governor made a special trip to Israel to offer support to the Israeli government and its military.

Now that Israel is once again under attack by enemies bent on its destruction, it is especially appropriate for the governor to make this trip and show his solidarity with the people of Israel.