“Tomorrow, I will travel to Israel on a solidarity mission during which I plan to meet with diplomatic leaders and communities devastated by Hamas’ horrific attacks. New York will show the world that we stand with Israel – today, tomorrow and forever. »
Hochul and New York Mayor Eric Adams expressed their unwavering support for Israel and condemned anti-Semitism at pro-Palestinian rallies.
New York has also increased security around religious institutions, fearing the war could spark violence in the state. The trip comes a day before President Joe Biden also visits Israel. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumera fellow New Yorker, visited Israel last weekend.
Before she leaves, her office said, she will meet with Jeff Zients, White House chief of staff, on immigration and U.S. support for Israel.
“I am so proud to govern a state that has the largest Jewish population in the world outside of Israel,” Hochul said at an Oct. 10 pro-Israel rally in Manhattan. “I’m proud of it. You are proud of it. We are all proud of it.
She added: “And I will continue to fight anti-Semitism wherever it rears its ugly head. We will defeat evil right here in New York. Let’s win this, everyone. Let’s stay together. New York stands with Israel.