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  2/1/2013, Shevat 21, 5773

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."