JTA Reports: Israel is under “existential threat” and is among the American allies suffering from the Obama administration’s leadership failures, Sen. John McCain suggested in his speech to the Republican convention. “Unfortunately, for four years, we’ve drifted away from our proudest traditions of global leadership — traditions that are truly bipartisan,” McCain said Wednesday evening at the convention in Tampa, Fla.
“We’ve let the challenges we face, both at home and abroad, become harder to solve,” McCain said. “We can’t afford to stay on that course any longer. We can’t afford to cause our friends and allies — from Latin America to Asia, Europe to the Middle East, and especially in Israel, a nation under existential threat — to doubt America’s leadership.”