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  1/16/2013, Shevat 5, 5773

Hagel Capitulates, Schumer Approves


Defense Secretary candidate Chuck Hagel called his 2006 insinuation that the Jewish Lobby intimidates US lawmakers “A very poor choice of words”, and Senator Chuck Schumer accepted the apology. Schumer was expected to sweep the senate with opposition to the appointment of Hagel, but he has instead announced his support of the appointment. Hagel also clarified that he no longer believes in negotiating with Iran or any other entity that refuses to acknowledge the right of Israel to exist. (Israel Today)