It is in Israel's interest to maintain US bipartisan support for Israel. The day that Republican hopefuls like Perry and Romney break that rule is the beginning of the end of bipartisan support. Its always been a hush hush policy of providing diplomatic support for Israel whilst making grand statements of the US interest in providing a two state solution. In reality, the US has been protecting Israel for decades. It is interesting that American Jewish organisations are trying to clamp down on these Republican opportunists. I think Israel's quiet hold on internal US politics is beginning to unravel - and for this we must thank both Perry and Romney. And we do.
Ya'alon okays administrative detention of Jewish extremist suspected in church arson (Haaretz)