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        2/12/2013, Adar 2, 5773

      Committee Confirmation of Hagel Expected


      The Armed Services Committee of the United States Senate is expected to confirm Tuesday, the nomination of former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. The nomination has been controversial because of Hagel's stated positions on Israel and Iran.

      The vote has been postponed for more than a week because of pressure from Republican party opponents, but it is believed the committee will approve the nomination because it is supported by committee's Democratic party majority.