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With Anti-Semitic Acts in Headlines, Cuomo Plans to Visit Israel

Mar 01, 2017 - The New York Times

ALBANY — Amid talk of presidential ambitions in 2020, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will make a quick trip to Israel this weekend, at a moment when the handling of Jewish issues is percolating through the national political debate.

The announcement of the trip, made on Wednesday during a speech to Orthodox Jewish students in Albany, came on the heels of several events in which Mr. Cuomo has sought to present himself as a proactive fighter of anti-Semitism.

Earlier Wednesday, Mr. Cuomo went ...