The Orthodox Union applauds New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement yesterday that he will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day solidarity mission. New York State Senate Majority Co-Leaders Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos as well as State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will join the governor on the trip to show support for Israel and the Israeli people.
“New York is home to the largest population of Jewish people outside of Israel. As such, it has great meaning that the first international trip that Governor Cuomo will take since being elected governor will be to support Israel, which has been the target of thousands of rocket attacks,” said Jeff Leb, New York State Director for OU Advocacy, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union. “We also thank NYS Senate Majority Co-Leaders Klein and Skelos and State Assembly Speaker Silver for participating in this important mission.”