US Senator Robert Menedez (D-New Jersey) addressed The Jerusalem Post'
s Annual Conference on Sunday, calling Israel the United States' most important partner in the Middle East.
"As head of the Senate Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee I will continue to work to ensure there is no daylight between us no matter what happens," Menedez said of Israeli-US relations.
"There can be no existential threat to Israel from its neighbors, period," the senator said.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must recognize the Jewish state as a Jewish state without equivocation, Menendez said.