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        1/7/2013, Tevet 25, 5773

      Jewish Democrats 'Confident' Hagel Will Follow Obama's Lead

      The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) issued a statement on Monday saying it is confident that Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska who is expected to be nominated as Secretary of Defense to replace Leon Panetta, “will follow the president’s lead of providing unrivaled support for Israel.” "President Barack Obama's unprecedented pro-Israel credentials are unquestionable, and setting policy starts and stops with the president,” said the statement issued Monday morning by the NJDC.