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US: Hagel nomination irks pro-Israel conservatives    Yitzhak Benhorin
1. DeutslandThe Senator
Hagel is the German bund senator who cannot get over the ethnic origins of the conceivers of Thermonuclear weapons .His hero is more VonBraun who helped with the missile programme an ex colonel in the SS.
Zechariah   (12.18.12)
2. Frankly what?
Ex-Senator Hagel in combination with Senator Kerry will be bad news for Israel. This will be Obama's revenge, he will stay a nice guy and the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense will carry out the "dirty work".
Anshel ,   Canada   (12.18.12)
3. Why are Jews so afraid of anti-semites
that they appease, support and defend them instead of blatantly attack them and stop them in their tracks?
Israeli 2   (12.18.12)
4. "I'm not a senator in Israel": can one get more antisemitic/
anti-Israel in a sneaky, PC-way?! Hinting at double loyalty this creep has a lot of hutzpa. On the other hand: you wanted Husni Obama one more time- you got him. Predictable as snow in winter.
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.18.12)
5. hiring him will be the beginning of the end...
of the US-ISraeli relationship. Obama and his far left allies will have scored a big one with Hagel's appointment. He's a paleo-conservative, but shares the far left hate of Israel and Jews. Obama is thus making it hard for conservatives to reject one of their own...
ej ,   tlv   (12.18.12)
6. Don't worry the cognitive dissonance re Obama will continue
I am sure all those American Jews who tried to advise that Obama is the most pro-Israel President ever (no more - no less) will find a way to square this in their head - Cognitive Dissonance 101. It is already started ... It is just that Israeli's do not know what is good for them. Reminds you of Czechoslovakia which resistance re the studantland also did were not aware what is good for them - only outside Britons, French, etc had a better understanding....
Ron ,   Melbourne, Australia   (12.18.12)
7. Right appointment
He will be elected to serve the interest of the United States of America . Not to serve the interest of a foreign country . Right appointment .
Moh Yemen   (12.18.12)
8. US is super-power only because of Israel!
Jouko ,   Finland   (12.18.12)
9. BO' choice
Looks like Hagel is a very dangerous leftist politician, turning and twisting his coat for the current wind, to achive maximum voters. A very dangerous man for Israel, look like BO just does not have talented people...
Beary White ,   Norway   (12.18.12)
10. Anti Semitic?
So if he says he is not an Isreali senator he is anti semitic? Hmmm, so should we assume a pro Isreali is anti American?
Spengler ,   US   (12.18.12)
11. "...but Hagel talks about it in pubic." Good going, Ynet !
deavman ,   Acco, Israel   (12.18.12)
12. Israel is not Czecheslovakia
While US foreign policy resembles more and more the 1930s policies of isolationism and appeasement, Israel refuses to bow to the modern day Chamberlains. Also, I must say that it is amazing how language is manipulated in an Orwellian way by some of those mentioned in the article. Indeed, anti-Israel ideologues are now presented as "supporters of Israel with concerns about Israeli policies"! This proves how warped the discussion in the West about Israel and the current events in the Middle East has become.
Logic ,   Israel   (12.18.12)
13. On the other hand.......
The Yanks dont exactly love Bibi, so lets take it as it comes.
Tubby ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (12.18.12)
14. # 3 Israeli Afraid?
From way over here, it looks like Israel is finished 'appeasing' the army of anti semites and in the process, has the definitive answer that is brave and absent of all fear; and that is by building Israel. Jews have waited over 2,000 years to return home to israel and their land to build a future for their heirs by first building cities. The pals 'demands' echoed by obama, clinton, etc. are finally being answered by Israel the only way possible for any nation and that is to dictate its own future for her own people. No one else has the right to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or to bully Israel. ( Try harder against Iran, THAT"S the real enemy not Israel. ) Homes are scarce and expensive in Israel and without dwellings, there would be no room for a growing, thriving Israel. I think the decision to BUILD BABY BUILD , is the answer to the ploy of the combined 'demand' brigade of the pals, and the US that are one and the same of the DOA 'arab league peace' ? LOL plan. I see no fear rather, a bold reality of the most needed entity for Israel, safe cities and a safe future determined by Israel herself.
big bad Jew ,   United States   (12.18.12)
15. # 8 Jouko, Finland
only as long as America blesses Israel which some say is doubtful with obama and his arab league 'demands' of Israel. Shalom.
big bad Jew ,   United States   (12.18.12)
16. "Some of my best friends are Jews."
In Hagel's case, only dead Jews. If he gets the nomination watch for him be bent and twisted like a pretzel. After all these years, Israel knows how to handle one obviously anti semitic anti Israel (same thing, ) germanic US nazi. What was it Eichmann said in his trial of murdering so many Jews,? "They were only Jews." Right before he was hung for 'crimes against humanity;. Hagel will be another candidate for that position as well.
big bad Jew ,   United States   (12.18.12)
17. Good old Kurtzer!
Kurtzer’s policy views are “terribly misguided.” he knows which side his bread is buttered ...
Harry D ,   london   (12.18.12)
18. #2 THANK YOU ,WELL SAID .EXACTLY
Exactly , we do not need to be afraid of anybody ,only THE ALMIGHTY. And Obama has his own issues at present with american schoolchildren being shot down in droves by lunatics. He and Hagel the Bagel have their work cut out trying to control gun laws which have long been way out of control. Israel will outlive these two and indeed all of us ,have no fear.
DA URBAN POET ,   SAFED OPERA HOUSE   (12.18.12)
19. #7, #10 the problem
This has nothing to do with Israel October 23, 1983, Hezbollah attacks US peace keeping forces in Beirut, kiling 305 people including 241 US Marines. Hagel refuses to call Hezbollah a terrorist organization. By appointing Hagel, Obama shows that the blood of 241 marines isn't important.
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (12.18.12)
20. Israel should mind its own business.....
....and keep its nose out of US affairs. Contrary to Israeli popular opinion Israel is not the most important entity to the US.
Robert ,   Australia   (12.18.12)
21. To listen to you people only Dick Cheney is fit-
Surpize! Obama is no ,   Republicant!   (12.18.12)
22. Kerry=Casper Wineberger
ZIMBI ,   NJUSA   (12.18.12)
23. Hagel claims to represent US values and interests but ...
In 1983 Hizbullah killed some 300 US diplomatic and military personnel serving in Lebanon. Yet Hegel can't bring himself to declare them a terrorist organization! How does that square with his claim that he's defending US interests and its Constitution? Rather than acknowledging that Israel and the US are fighting the *same* enemies, he sees them as *only* Israel's enemies and it's Israel's fault, thus not our concern. That shows not only indifference toward a US ally but a lack of judgement.
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (12.18.12)
24. you forgot to add that he slammed
Israel for not giving golan heights to Syria in a show of peace, because for months he went on about assad being a peace partner. he went on and on and on about how great of a man assad is.
the mad zionist ,   sf-ny-is   (12.18.12)
25. Man of integrity and balls.
Exactly what is needed.
Abe ,   AZ   (12.18.12)
26. HAGEL + KERRY = RETURN TO CARTER ADMIN !
Rafi ,   US   (12.18.12)
27. Hagel
Best choice! He will accelerate the process of wresting the Zionist monkey off America's back once and for all! And he recognizes that Hamas and Hezbollah are not terrorist organizations, but legitimate resistance fighters who soon will liberate ALL of Palestine.
graczek ,   Maryland, USA   (12.18.12)
28. hezbollah not a terrorist group?
Very simple, Hagel is another leftie bowing to racist muslims. AIPAC too strong? Jews have too much power in wanting to live. Another racist remark, yes, racist against Jews. Lets call out these racist gentiles in this country and the world. They lie and say they support Israel, then stab us in the back when we defend ourselves. Hagel is typical of the sneaky left gentiles who want to see Israel in a subservient position and US racist politicians to give money to the racist arab countries and people. Shame on these morons.
Don Rosenberg ,   Palatine USA   (12.18.12)
29. President Obama's appointments
President Obama's choice choosing Kerry and Hagel is excellent. Israel is against these appointments because both say the truth. I wish both good luck.
Harold ,   USA   (12.18.12)
30. Hagel is a true American, he can't be bought!!!!l
Sorry Israel firsters and AIPAC.
cali cal ,   los Angeles, ca   (12.18.12)
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