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  12/24/2012, Tevet 11, 5773

Report: Obama Won't Nominate Hagel


A senior source in the United States government believes that President Barack Obama is reconsidering his list of nominees for secretary of defense and apparently won't nominate former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel, according to a Sunday evening report by the National Journal.

Interviewed by the Washington, DC weekly, the source said that the White House estimation is that Hagel, who is known for his criticism of Israel, is not supported in the Senate, after some Senate Democrats and Republicans said they would not support Hagel's nomination because of his opposition to sanctions against Iran's nuclear development program and support for dialog with Hamas, among other reasons.