"There is no evidence I am anti-Israel".
I am just anti-Jewish. Thanks for that clarification, Chuckie
No evidence? What a liar! Liars surround themselves with liars. Liars can con themselves to the WH too.
3. AIPAC does not speak for all American Jews
And Bibi does not speak for the Jewish people in all our diversity. Plenty of Jews in Israel and the diaspora are worried about the rightward radical drift in Likud and the PM's circle. While support for Israel's security and welfare is near universal among Jews support for the occupation and the anti-democratic sentiments now so prevalent on the right is not.
4. He will be able to explain "misunderstandings" to senate com
There are NO "misunderstandings"... Like his boss,he doesn't like Israel too much I believe!
5. What's wrong with anti-semitism.....
.....when semites are anti everybody else?
6. Hagel is lying
Chuck Hagel was the most anti-israel Senator in the US Senate.
He realizes that his nomination is in trouble so now he comes up with this "friend" of Israel story.
Probably his buddy, Obama, the chief hater of Israel came up with this idea knowing how gullable American Jews are.
Rabbi Yakov Lazaros ,
7. anti israel
Yea you guys are right. obama does not like israel. he.doesnt like israel so much that he gives them billions of dollars for "military aid". i wished my boss didnt like me either lol
8. WHAT ABOUT HIS TIES TO DEUSCHE BANK WHO VIOLATED SANCTIONS
Chuck Hagel was named as an "advisor" for Deusche Bank after he helped pass the TARP act that sent 11 Billion American Dollars to help Deusche Bank
As a return, he was named as an advisor for Deusche Bank
the Deucshe Bank was being investigated for violating the Iranian Sanctions
Now that Hagel has a top position, dont you think he is going to try and get rid of those sanctions?
How come this is never discussed anywhere
9. Hagel, another pro-muslim internationalist
the united nations is a corrupt, ineffectual organisation, filled with tyranical governments. the idea that the americans would hand over their sovereignty to this human rights violating group is sickening.
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,
10. So You Say mr hagel Now Is Your
Chance to prove it by your actions, comments, demeanor and the like?
Your not proving it to us, but to The Highest Law HA SHEM HIMSELF!
11. Hagel is a sympton. Obama is the disease
Hagel is someone who agrees with Obama. He would not be there but for Obama. Obama is anti-Israel and all my Jewish friends who voted for him are getting their faces slapped now. This is just the beginning. Israel no longer has a reliable ally in the Executive Branch.
12. @4 Are you joking?
I can say BIBI likes America he just doesn't like Obama and black America. Let me make something clear to you. Obama and his staff should have no loyalties to any country except the USA. If there is any interest that counters the interest of the USA that is a problem for the US and the US should never put any nation above it's interest regardless of it's outcome.
Sheik Rattle & Roll ,
13. To #3 Avramele
Sorry, friend, but it really doesn't work that way. Abbas, the great moderate, and his Fatah party running the PLO have just released a new logo showing all of Israel (repeat, ALL of Israel, not just those evil settlements) as Palestine and has come out openly saying Nazi collaborator and Holocaust supporter Mufti Amin Husseini is his personal hero and role model. You either support Israel and its Jews, including the ones in Judea and Samaria, against the Arab genocide campaign or you don't. Enough of this leftist Jewish crap of playing for both sides. You are either on the Jewish/pro-State of Israel/pro-People of Israel team or the Arab/Islamist/Radical Left Israel extermination team.
14. I Don't trust Obama or Hagel.
bob k ,
15. 51st state
When did Israel become the responsibility of America. If israelis want to make Israel the 51st state then go for it, but if you want to be your own enitity then stop whinning when we Americans pick our own officals to run our government. Maybe its time to ween Israel away from that 3.5 billion dollars in aid we give it every year. Seems it makes America the target for all that hatred we get from all the people in the Middle East.
16. what does he think is evidence?
true, there isn't any hard evidence, all we have is his voting record in the Senate.
17. As Americans We Must Try and Block Hagel
It's not enough to simply carp about whether Hagel is good or bad for the DOD and for the defense of Israel. I hope people who read this article will take the time to write a letter to their state Senator and make their objections known to Hagel. The Senators for each state have an email address and the communication is easy to make. Senators only respond to their own state residents, so it does not do any good to write or communicate to an out of state Senator. I've let my state's Senators know how opposed I am and you should do the same.
Ross Gallen ,
18. Chuck Hagel
American hero Chuck Hagel is the right man to be the Secretry of Defence. Whoever is against this appointment is not an American and trouble maker. I prefer Chuck be the President of the United Stated within four year.
19. Hey Hagel, PIGS CAN FLY!!!
Son Of Cyrus ,
20. In American political discourse, a category 5 hurricane
can be spinned as a drizzle with some wind mixed in.
21. #5 Robert, Which semites?
Are you referring to the Arab semites?
22. Everything is as usual
The usual talback-haters are out in force again. We've seen them spew their hate on Arabs, on Europeans, on American Jews, on Israeli secular Jews, on Democrats and now on a Republican.
These people must have an extremely small circle of people they accept. Having that much hate for almost all people in the world cannot be healthy.
France & Israel
23. how gullable American Jews are .The Germans are comming
24. Wiz #7
Congress controls the purse strings not the president.
Left Coast, USA
25. #3.Avramele: We're Eurasian Jews
Israel was founded by Holocaust surviving Eurasian Jews. American Jewry did not help us any conceivable way: neither during the Holocaust nor afterward.
Many of us had painful experiences with Leftist, Marxist policies and we have nothing in common with the Hollywood Jewish plutocrats who are worshiping Obamao and pontificating that "(Creation of) Israel was a mistake".
Israeli Jews are not a homogenous, interconnected leftist tribe like the American branch, we live in a different environment and most of us despise the Jstreet self loathers and Obama's Court Jews.
Tom W ,
26. jewish lobby
May be we should let the jewish lobby choose our defense secretary. the days of Jewish lobby is gone (ask Mitt Romey) now there is A Spanish lobby. Obama in his 2nd term is going to kick bibi .......s
middle America, usa
27. Not a Neocon
So he's not a neocon. That is not a prerequisite for any job in the US government. Neocons never got a single thing right in their 8 years in charge, not one.
Graham and McCain have not been right on a single issue in 12 years and counting, save one where McCain parted ways with the neocons - torture.
Mark of Lewiston ,
28. Avramele #3
My concern, as an American and a Jew, is that so many Jews are on the far left, are anti America and anti Israel. Support for Israel's security is not anywhere near universal among Jew, many of whom are in Israel as well. Groups like "Peace Now"', "B'Tzelem", "J Street", and many others are very anti Israel. What worries me most is the Jewish students being brainwashed by far left educators who are Israel haters and pro Palis. Thankfully, AIPAC speaks for many more Jews than the above mentioned groups.
Rick S. ,
29. #25: If a nail was ever hit right on it's head :-)) Amen!
30. To # 15
So tired of hearing about the aid the U.S. gives Israel. Firstly the U.S. does nothing unless it is their self-interest. That 'aid' helps keep the U.S. and her citizens safe from the horrors of her enemies that Israel helps combat. Secondly a cheque is not sent to Israel. Rather Israel has to purchase U.S. equipment to the value of so many billions. That helps keep the U.S. arms industry and U.S. jobs protected. So cut the nonsense that Israel must grovel before the U.S. because of aid. The aid helps both countries as it should. The Hagel appointment reveals Obama's attitude to Israel. And more is coming down the pike. However the U.S. is about to be embroiled in so many financial difficulties that the mid-east will soon be lower down on their list.