Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with a bi-partisan delegation of six lawmakers from the US Congress in Jerusalem on Monday. The delegation was led by Democratic congressman from Florida Alcee Hastings. "It is my pleasure to receive this delegation. This a by-partisan group, and the relations between our countries are based on the two pillars of the Democratic and Republican parties and their support for Israel," Netanyahu said. "Even when disputes arise, they are based on the need and the mutual desire to preserve the covenant between us and Israel's security," he added.