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…

Washington Post: Partisanship is compromising our special relationship with Israel

For decades, the United States’ relationship with Israel has been sustained by a bipartisan consensus in Washington. Both Republicans and Democrats have had their own close relations with the Jewish state, and both have agreed that supporting it has been a vital national interest. Yet today we see that U.S. support for Israel is becoming…