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State Leaders Express Support of Israel Ahead of Trip to Region

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other top state legislative leaders are heading to Tel Aviv for a two-day trip to Israel.

Before boarding their plane, Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate coalition co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein said they stand with Israel.

The unity delegation will visit with Israeli government officials and speak with New Yorkers who are abroad.

They say they support the country's right to defend themselves during the ongoing conflict between the country and Palestinians.

"Israel is under attack, incidents of anti-semitism are on the rise. The network of tunnels that have been discovered are troubling and demonstrate the extent of the attack. It's important to make our commitment to Israel clear and it's important to make that commitment clear now," Cuomo said.

Cuomo said the visit demonstrates the deep cultural, social and political relationship New York has with Israel.

Time Warner Cable News has a reporter in Israel following the governor's contingent.

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