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  Shvat 21, 5773 , 01/02/13

Hagel Under Fire Over Israel and Iran at Senate Hearing

President Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, faced fire from Republicans on Thursday over his past anti-Israel remarks and his attitude towards Iran.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, in an exchange with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Hagel said during his confirmation hearing at the Senate that he regrets saying there’s no justification for Israel to "keep Palestinians caged up like animals."

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