Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he has been invited to visited Israel, a trip his office is considering amid the latest conflict engulfing the region.

Cuomo, on Long Island this morning, told reporters conversations continue on potentially visiting the country, adding that New York stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Israel during the conflict.

“We’ve been having conversations,” Cuomo said. “The situation has been evolving on a daily basis. My main communication thus far has been the state of New York stands in solidarity with the state of Israel.”

Cuomo added that he was recently invited to travel to Israel, which would be his first out of the country since he’s taken office as governor in 2011.

The governor also said New York has important ties to Israel, pointing to both regions familiar with terrorism as well as New York having a large Jewish population.

“I think we have a special connection with Israel historically,” he said.