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Powell says Hagel 'doesn't have to agree with Israel on everything'
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 13.01.13, 23:05
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1. Hagel and the "Jewish lobby"
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (01.13.13)
I think Hagel has demonstrated his true colors and there is no taking back what he said. Why Is Obama choosing another Republican for defense secretary anyway?
2. Hegel is a strong supporter,.....
Gideon Reader   (01.13.13)
...of Israel? Really. REALLY! And a loudmouth drunk peeing on your leg is actually a gentle spring rain.
3. Zzzzzzzzzz
zionist forever   (01.13.13)
Does anybody get bored of well known Israel hating politicians overnight going from enemy to lover?
4. He really needs to attend O's Sedernight+Chanuka lighting
Alan ,   SA   (01.13.13)
If he cant do either,then a Photoshop Shot of him at the Wailing Wall will help improve his image.
5. Lately, Powell has become very friendly
Reuven   (01.14.13)
with arch anti-Semite, Louis Farrakkhan I think some of Farrakkhan's noxious views have rubbed off on Powell. Hagel, a friend of Israel? We are not fooled by you, Gen. Powell (who has forgotten how kind a Jewish family was to him when he was a boy).
6. Antisemites of the world, unite!
Avi ,   NYC, USA   (01.14.13)
It is about time to organize world antisemites to a task force that will put Israel once and for all in its place. Whenever we deal with honest, well meaning gentiles we take them for suckers. It's only the antisemites that know how to effectively deal with us.
7. Hagel has the exact same views as Obama
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.14.13)
they both hate israel, they are both pro-muslim, and they will both let iran go nuclear.
8. Hagel!
Thomas J ,   united states   (01.14.13)
hagel is anti-Israel (ergo anti united states and anti-west by default) end of story
9. Never mind:what is Zippi & Yair saying about this?and Shelly
tom ,   tel aviv   (01.14.13)
Diskin....? These Are the really important people with important messages :-)))
10. Jordan Valley
Zechariah   (01.14.13)
Will Hagel commit to allowing Jewish Forces to Guard the Jordan Valley with Stringent Defensive and Offensive capacity like NATO in Europe and the USA in Korea .
11. Revenge and revenge
Zechariah   (01.14.13)
The Jews want revenge for the Shoah the Arabs for the Jewish return to Eretz Yisroel for The Arabs it's an invasion with theft of their homes after The time 1948-forget the Partition Plans .
12. Israel
David Asleson ,   Saint Paul. USA   (01.14.13)
Israel is the only Democratic State in the Middle East. Lets support Israel!,
ROSENVALD ,   BRAZIL   (01.14.13)
14. I thought Hagels nomination was for...
Chris.B ,   Australia   (01.14.13)
America not Israel? The way the Israeli media is acting you would think it was the otherwise!!! It just goes to reconfirm once again the control the Jewish lobby has over the American senate and Whitehouse.
15. Powell's absurd comments
carlos ,   San Diego CA   (01.14.13)
FYI: Israelis are Jewish and Israel is the land of the Jews. Israel's lobby vs' Jewish lobby?, what an absurdity. To be anti-Israel is to be anti-Jewish. This shows the type of ignoramuses we have in the government.
16. Who cares
Anwar ,   Brooklyn   (01.14.13)
Who cares what Israel Gov't thinks anymore. They are need to be treated like the way they treat everyone else>
17. AIPAC is comprised of proud Jewish people
Dov   (01.14.13)
Only anti-semites would have a problem with the fact that AIPAC is comprised of Jewish people. Come on - say it. Jewish. It won't kill you, unless you are a nazi.
18. Yes, Obama, Hagel and Powell are pro-America
Mike   (01.14.13)
just as they are supposed to be. Only Christian hating America haters would have a problem with that.
19. He can't be forgiven
Joyce ,   Manassas VA   (01.14.13)
I just don't know how there is any going back from what he said. He said "Jewish Lobby" That is a racial slur and there is no walking it back.
20. Obama & Co.
Rick S. ,   USA   (01.14.13)
I can not think of a single person in the cabinet or cabinet to be who is a friend of Israel. Obama certainly is not and neither are the people around him.
21. And Colin Powell....
Belinda ,   Texas, USA   (01.14.13)
Can be trusted about as far as I can throw him!
22. I hear he has gone to Arthur Murray Studio to learn the Hora
23. Hagel supports Israel
Tal Ben Avraham ,   Mansfield Notts UK   (01.14.13)
This man does not support sanctions,millitary action against iran and yet claims to support Israel? seems to support Iran more.
24. cipora's comment
tal ben avraham ,   mansfield notts uk   (01.14.13)
nice to see you in print again,and your right.
25. Mr Hagel PIGS CAN FLY!!!
26. Israel is Gods Promised land to the Jewish brothers
Charles ,   Kempton   (01.14.13)
Stand with God or Stand with the world? I'd stand with the true living God. Cant wait for the day Israel excepts Jesus. Please forgive us Lord. We Believe!!! And so will Israel one day very very soon, they will call upon the name of the Lord.
27. tel ben avraham, 24 reply
Cipora Julianna Kohn   (01.14.13)
it is also nice to see you. i did not have a choice in the matter, but actually i feel better here. there is no registration, and only sound moderation. of course, i miss my friends and i hope they will come and join me on ynet.
28. Hagel doesn't have to agree with Israel ....
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.14.13)
.... on anything. It's not exactly as if Israel is going to pay much attention to him. Israel can cut him off at the knees any old time. Let him express his views, his desires and his intent -- and watch Israel do precisely the opposite. Knees? Sorry -- I should have said testicles. By the time Israel gets through with Hagel, he won't have any. Come to think of it -- he doesn't have any already. Besides -- he's the United States Secretary of Defense (assuming his appointment is approved). He is not a member of Israel's cabinet, and Israel is under absolutely no obligation to do his bidding. Maybe he'll have better luck with his good buddies the Iranians, whose meddling in the internal affairs of Gulf, African and Latin American nations is now well documented fact. I'll tell you this much: Hagel is not the man for the job. He just doesn't have what it takes. It won't take much and it won't take long for Israel to humiliate him. Let the games begin.
29. Much more important
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (01.14.13)
that the great majority of christian, white americans, the ancestors of the puritans and quakers support Israel and the jewish nation. Rainbow skinned other americans are divided in the question but muslims are facing a difficult problem , trying to transform the USA into a jihadist state.
30. Sarah B this is the truth
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.14.13)
hagel has neither the temperament nor the competence to be secretary of defence. he, together with obama, will destroy the us military. certainly the us military is bloated. but it takes a very competent person to know how to cut out the fat and leave a lean and mean military. obama would have been much better inspired to nominate someone brilliant who knows the military thoroughly. unfortunately, as a narcissist, obama cannot abide brilliant people close to him. of course, hagel's ideology is also a problem. supporting assorted islamists just ten years after the nine eleven attacks is a bit much.
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