Reuters: Israel says finds bomb in Palestinian truck set for use on Independence Day

Israel said on Wednesday it had found explosives hidden in a Palestinian truck that were due to be smuggled from the occupied West Bank and used in an attack on the Jewish state’s Independence Day. The Defence Ministry said guards at the Reihan checkpoint in the northern West Bank found a “powerful explosive device” hidden…

JTA: Chuck Schumer tells Israeli Americans that bipartisanship is essential for Israel support

Sen. Chuck Schumer, the minority leader in the U.S. Senate, told an Israeli-American group that it must strive to preserve bipartisan support for Israel. “If we don’t have bipartisan support for Israel, if Israel becomes the domain of one party or another, Israel will lose,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday at a luncheon at the Library…

The Hill: Ryan’s exit scrambles Wisconsin House race

Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) impending retirement has set off a mad scramble in his Republican-leaning district, which suddenly looks more attainable for Democrats. Ryan’s retirement breathes new life into the contested Democratic primary, where ironworker Randy Bryce is seen as the favorite thanks to impressive fundraising hauls and solid name recognition with the party’s progressive…