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  1/13/2013, Shevat 2, 5773

Ros-Lehtinen: Hagel Doesn't View Israel as a US 'Ally'


Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), who has been named to lead the new Middle East and North Africa subcommittee after stepping down as chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Saturday she has deep concerns about former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense.

Echoing the apprehension of the mainstream Jewish community regarding Hagel’s views on Israel and Iran, Ros-Lehtinen told Fox News that she thinks “Chuck Hagel has a difficult time understanding that Israel is our ally."