Zephyr Teachout declined to give a stance on Israel, telling Fred Dicker in a Talk-1300 radio interview she’s more focused on New York issues.

“I’m entirely focused on issues facing the state of New York,” she said.

Pressed repeatedly on the issue by Dicker, Teachout added Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is in Israel leading a New York delegation through Thursday, should also be focusing on state issues as well.

“I think that Governor Andrew Cuomo should be focused on the questions facing New York,” Teachout said.

Jewish voters remain a potent voting bloc in New York politics, and Cuomo’s trip is being tailored to highlight both his support for Israel in an election year and give it a bipartisan seal of approval as well: The delegation includes Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos.

The trip comes as Israel faces an ongoing conflict with Hamas over control of Gaza. Cuomo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling him “we all came in unity to say we support your right to defend against terror.”

At the same time, Teachout declined to say whether she’d back Cuomo’s re-election bid should she lose the primary contest next month.

Back at home, Teachout continues to fend off a challenge from Cuomo’s re-election campaign to her ballot status in next month’s primary.

A state Supreme Court judge this week ruled that Teachout met the state’s residency requirement; Cuomo lawyer Marty Connor is appealing.

“It’s hard to fight with the truth,” she said.

Despite the continued challenge to her status, the New York City Board of Elections is moving ahead with printing ballots that include Teachout’s name

She added the effort to knock her off the ballot by Cuomo has a “comic element to it” given the deep-dive the governor’s campaign has taken into her background.

Teachout first moved to New York in June 2009 to teach at Fordham University, but Cuomo lawyers argue she was slow to change address from her parent’s home in Vermont.

“Here you have this governor with this famous name who should be willing to defend his record in debates and instead he’s wasting taxpayer money with this really frivolous lawsuit,” she said.

She insisted the court challenge isn’t hurting her campaign coffers, but is actually having a positive impact on her fundraising.