Mayor de Blasio, Visiting Israel, Takes a Careful Route With Every Word

October 18, 2015 5:16 PM

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Mayor de Blasio, Visiting Israel, Takes a Careful Route With Every Word

JERUSALEM — Abroad in a turbulent region, Mayor Bill de Blasio played it safe.

His 48-hour trip to Israel, which concluded on Sunday, was conceived as a standard-issue outreach to Jewish groups. It quickly morphed into a tricky political balancing act, as Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, found himself arriving here amid an outbreak of violence, casting his words and actions into an ...

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