Citing security concerns, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday postponed his trip to Israel.

He was scheduled to meet with the United States Ambassador, and Israelis who live along the Syrian border before returning home Friday.

Cuomo's press secretary issued a statement saying in part, "We will continue to monitor the situation and will visit in the coming weeks when the active on-the-ground conflict abates and Governor Cuomo can visit both the Golan Heights area and the Gaza border"

This was an official government trip, but comes amid a strong primary challenge from Cynthia Nixon.

Cuomo last visited Israel in 2017.