The term “Potemkin Village” has come to mean a fake settlement built to flatter and impress the builder’s financial backer.
Engel's absence in Washington will be missed by Jerusalem.
Democrat and Republican voters were split on whether it is the duty of Congress members to either defend or question the relationship between the two countries.
The coronavirus has helped heat up the fierce global competition between the US and China, with the two superpowers now on a collision course.
"The Americans have been delivering messages gently and politely but obviously they want us to re-examine the participation of the Chinese company in the tender,” an Israeli official told Channel 13.
The joint research effort between the government bodies commenced in 2016, targeting collaborations that both address the homeland security needs of both countries.
Authorities arrested Israeli native Lin Helena Halfon after she allegedly tried to cash a check worth $1 million from her husband's bank account.
Israel and the US were the only countries that voted against the resolution, with 169 voting in favor and nine abstentions.
Graham discussed the possible Senate move at the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) gala event in Washington.
Ukraine scandal in US reveals increasing politicization of US foreign policy