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  12/17/2012, Tevet 4, 5773

RJC: Hagel Appointment Would Be 'Slap in the Face' to Israel


The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) announced its opposition to the potential appointment of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense, citing a long list of actions Hagel has taken that raise alarms about his failure to support Israel.

Hagel is said to be the leading contender to replace Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is expected to step down early next year.