GOVERNERS RACE TO ISRAEL: Cuomo to make 3rd trip, Murphy 2nd

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AP reports New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans on making his third trip to Israel since taking office.

The Governor will depart Wednesday for a trip aimed at strengthening economic ties and showing solidarity. He is scheduled to return Friday.

Cuomo told public radio station WAMC he wants to send a message after a “rash” of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, such as synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and near San Diego.

Cuomo said he intends to speak to Israeli software developers to see if they would be interested in helping the Metropolitan Transportation Authority with its train navigation system. He also intends to speak to businesses involved in drone technology.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently announced he will make his second trip to Israel late this Summer.

The visit will focus on strengthening economic ties between New Jersey and Israel. The trip will last a few days.

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