Gov. Andrew Cuomo has postponed his trip to Israel amid growing violence in the region, his office said Tuesday.

Cuomo was scheduled to depart today, a day after the U.S. opened its embassy in Jerusalem and deadly protests erupted in the country just 40 miles away from the ceremony.

“Last week after missiles were fired toward the Golan Heights, Governor Cuomo announced a trip to visit the area and meet with Israeli leadership,” Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever said.

“Israel is now engaged on multiple fronts, including significant hostility and loss of life on the Gaza border. The Governor would like to visit both areas. 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.”