New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is visiting Israel this weekend on a economic development trip.
Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday at Albany’s Jewish Community Center during an event organized by the Orthodox Union to promote school choice. (We’ll have more on that soon.)
The trip will be Cuomo’s second to Israel while in office. He previously flew there on a 28-hour “unity tour” in 2014, which involved meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, and former President Shimon Peres. At the time, it was Cuomo’s first flight out of the country since his inauguration in 2011, and a second trip now underlines the importance of Israel for the Governor’s Office.
Details are still emerging about this weekend’s similarly brief trip, but Cuomo did say that he’ll be focusing on “technology and joint ventures we’re working on.”