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Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

The U.S. Senate confirms Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, ending an acrimonious nominations process.Elad Benari, 2/27/2013, 1:12 AM

Senate Ends Hagel Filibuster, Clears Way For Confirmation

The Senate voted Tuesday to break a filibuster against the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. Arutz Sheva staff, 2/26/2013, 9:35 PM

ZOA Lauds Anti-Hagel Letter of 14 US Senators

Zionist Organization of America applauds the 14 senators who wrote a letter to Obama, urging him to withdraw Hagel nomination. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/24/2013, 9:08 AM

Republican Warns: Vote for Hagel and be Held Accountable

Sen. James Inhofe warns fellow Republicans they will be held accountable if they vote to confirm Chuck Hagel.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/22/2013, 10:54 PM

Schumer: Chuck Hagel ‘Almost Had Tears’ During Meeting

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Chuck Hagel was very emotional as he explained connotation of “Jewish lobby.” Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/21/2013, 4:58 PM

Hagel Will Likely be Confirmed, Predicts McCain

One of Chuck Hagel's fiercest critics, Sen. John McCain, predicts he'll have enough votes to be confirmed as Secretary of Defense.Elad Benari, 2/18/2013, 6:16 AM

Senate Committee Approves Hagel's Nomination

A U.S. Senate committee has approved by a vote of 14 to 11 the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense.Elad Benari, 2/13/2013, 1:12 AM

Sen. Inhofe Threatens Filibuster to Block Hagel

Sen. James Inhofe threatened to filibuster Chuck Hagel if necessary to prevent his confirmation as the next US secretary of defense. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/11/2013, 10:33 AM

Report: Hagel Receiving Donations From 'Friends of Hamas'

Hagel has refused to release documents on sources of foreign funding because he is purportedly receiving donations from “Friends of Hamas.”Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/10/2013, 10:45 AM

Hagel: US Needs to 'Reverse Optics' in Relationship With Israel

Chuck Hagel: In order to restore credibility as an honest broker in Mideast, US has to "reverse optics" in relationship with Jewish state. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/8/2013, 11:54 AM

Senate Committee Postpones Hagel Confirmation Vote

The Senate Armed Services Committee has postponed a panel vote that was expected to take place Thursday on the nomination of Chuck Hagel. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/7/2013, 4:53 PM

Confirmed: Panetta to Testify on Benghazi

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will testify before the Senate on Benghazi attack, in a move that may lift one obstacle to Hagel confirmationRachel Hirshfeld , 2/1/2013, 11:23 AM

Hagel: Willing to Attack Iran if Necessary

Hagel writes to Senate: There is time and space for diplomacy with Iran, but the window is closing.Elad Benari, 1/31/2013, 5:12 AM

Hagel: Israel is Keeping 'Palestinians Caged Up Like Animals'

Hagel made staggering accusations against Israel in 2003, alleging that the Jewish state is keeping “Palestinians caged up like animals.”Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/31/2013, 2:14 AM

Graham: 'I'm Going to Block Hagel Until Panetta Testifies'

Sen. Graham said he'll block Hagel’s confirmation hearings until outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testifies on Benghazi attacks.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/30/2013, 7:15 PM

Full-Page Ad in New York Times Asks: 'Who is Chuck Hagel?'

The Emergency Committee for Israel placed a full-page ad in the New York Times publicly impugning the nomination of Chuck Hagel. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/16/2013, 6:03 PM

Hagel Backtracks on Controversial Israel, Iran Comments

In an effort to temper concerns of pro-Israel lawmakers in Washington, Chuck Hagel has backtracked on controversial Israel, Iran remarks.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/15/2013, 6:04 PM

Rivlin: Israel Concerned About Hagel Nomination

Knesset Speaker says Israel is worried about Hagel "because of his statements in the past and his stance toward Israel."Elad Benari, 1/8/2013, 5:46 AM

Hagel: No Evidence I'm Anti-Israel

Chuck Hagel dismisses allegations that he is against Israel, saying critics have "completely distorted" his record.Elad Benari, 1/8/2013, 12:14 AM

Senator Graham Slams Hagel Appointment

Chuck Hagel would be "the most antagonistic Secretary of Defense toward Israel", says Sen. Lindsey Graham.Elad Benari, 1/7/2013, 4:12 AM

Obama Touts Hagel as 'Patriot', 'Doing Extraordinary Work'

President Obama defended former Sen. Chuck Hagel's record on Sunday, rebuffing attacks on the potential nominee for defense secretary.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/31/2012, 2:47 AM

Video: Odds Stacked Against Hagel

Hagel’s record of being soft on Iran is making him a more doubtful choice for Secretary of Defense. Obama shopping around for others.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/24/2012, 3:37 PM

Sen. Lieberman: ‘Serious Questions’ on Possible Hagel Nomination

Sen. Lieberman joined in the chorus of opposition to potential appointment of former Sen. Hagel as Secretary of Defense.Rachel Hirshfeld, 12/24/2012, 3:46 AM

RJC: Hagel Appointment Would Be 'Slap in the Face' to Israel

RJC said appointment of former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would be a "slap in the face" to all pro-Israel Americans. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/17/2012, 1:42 AM