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In Israel, New York City Mayor calls for end to "unconscionable", "unacceptable" attacks

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, visits Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Israel, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. De Blasio, on Saturday kicked off a brief visit to Israel that he has described as a solidarity mission at a difficult time. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, visits Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Israel, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. De Blasio, on Saturday kicked off a brief visit to Israel that he has described as a solidarity mission at a difficult time. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York City’s mayor, Bill De Blasio, touches the stones of the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. New York City’s mayor, Bill De Blasio, on Saturday kicked off a brief visit to Israel that he has described as a solidarity mission at a difficult time. De Blasio is in the country after weeks of Israel-Palestinian violence. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    New York City’s mayor, Bill De Blasio, touches the stones of the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. New York City’s mayor, Bill De Blasio, on Saturday kicked off a brief visit to Israel that he has described as a solidarity mission at a difficult time. De Blasio is in the country after weeks of Israel-Palestinian violence. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Israel, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. De Blasio on Saturday kicked off a brief visit to Israel that he has described as a solidarity mission at a difficult time. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Israel, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. De Blasio on Saturday kicked off a brief visit to Israel that he has described as a solidarity mission at a difficult time. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)  (The Associated Press)

The mayor of New York City says attacks by Palestinians against Israelis "must end."

Bill de Blasio is on a three-day visit to Israel. On Sunday, he visited Israel's Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem, where he called for an end to the "unconscionable and unacceptable" violence.

De Blasio's visit coincides with a monthlong wave of unrest that has left eight Israelis dead in stabbing and shooting attacks. Some 40 Palestinians have died, nearly half of them identified by Israel as attackers and others in clashes with Israeli forces.

A trip to Israel is a staple for New York City mayors, who represent a large Jewish constituency. This is de Blasio's first visit as mayor, his fourth overall. He departs Sunday.