Gov. Cuomo, New York lawmakers travel to Israel in sign of support

The governor says that Israel has a right

The governor says that Israel has a right to defend itself against Hamas. (August 13, 2014 10:07 AM)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state lawmakers have arrived in Israel. 

Cuomo says the trip is to demonstrate New York's support for Israel and the country‚Äôs right to defend itself against Hamas. New York has 1.7 million Jewish residents, the largest concentration outside of Israel. 

The governor compared the turmoil in Gaza to the Sept. 11 attacks, saying in part, "As New Yorkers,...

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