"Engel's defeat is a blow to the historically bipartisan support for Israel in the US Congress."
As of Thursday, a letter to Israeli leaders warning of annexation’s perils had garnered 191 of the 233 members of the Democratic caucus in the US House of Representatives.
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.
Israel must embrace the US Jewish community regardless of political views and streams of Judaism.
"What I happen to believe is that right now – sadly, tragically, in Israel, through Bibi Netanyahu – you have a reactionary racist who is now running that country," Sanders said.
"It's a red light for all of us, which warns against Netanyahu's over-dependence on President Trump and the sharp turnarounds in [Trump's] stances," Barak claimed.
On Thursday, appointment wait times for prospective tourists seeking B-2 visas, valid for up to 10 years, at the US Branch Office in Tel Aviv stood at 44 calendar days.
These trips are organized in August of every off-election year for new members of Congress, many whom have never been to Israel before.
Already, many see Israel as the place to go for advanced information on medical marijuana.
"An attack on Israel is an attack on the US," Graham told the RJC convention which is taking place in Las Vegas.