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Hagel: No Evidence I'm Anti-Israel
Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/13 | Elad Benari

Posted on 01/07/2013 3:04:45 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Chuck Hagel, who was nominated on Monday by President Barack Obama as Secretary of Defense, dismissed allegations that he is against Israel.

The former Nebraska senator said in an interview that an accurate assessment of his record will demonstrate "unequivocal, total support for Israel" and endorsement of tough international economic sanctions against Iran.

Critics have "completely distorted" his record, the former Nebraska senator told the Lincoln Journal Star, a local newspaper based in his home state.

At last, Hagel said, with his nomination announced by the president, he has an opportunity to set the record straight.

He added that there is "not one shred of evidence that I'm anti-Israeli, not one (Senate) vote that matters that hurt Israel."

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiisrael; distortedrecord; evidence; hagel; israel; judeophobia; nebraska; waronterror
All I hear is blah blah blah blah blah wants to work for Obama.
1 posted on 01/07/2013 3:04:55 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m sure Hagel supports Israel to the same degree Obama supports Israel.

Hence, why Hagel is being considered.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 3:07:35 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Eleutheria5

One would prefer evidence that he’s not anti-Israel ... as opposed to the alleged absence of evidence that he is.

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 01/07/2013 3:08:05 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Come and take it.)
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To: Eleutheria5
No evidence? As in, I am innocent until proven guilty?

As far as being anti-Israel, why quibble. The stronger charge is that you are anti-semitic.

4 posted on 01/07/2013 3:16:11 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Eleutheria5; All

Another lying pile of ..... The mere fact he has been offered the job by our illustrious regime is pure fact he is anti-Israel. Show me one regime member pro-Israel?


5 posted on 01/07/2013 3:22:04 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Eleutheria5

Right. And hussein is a Christian.


6 posted on 01/07/2013 3:41:12 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

“One would prefer evidence that he’s not anti-Israel ... as opposed to the alleged absence of evidence that he is.”

Good one, Doc! You’ve been reading their playbook.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 3:53:32 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Eleutheria5

He’s talking about himself, why doesn’t he announce himself?


8 posted on 01/07/2013 3:59:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
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9 posted on 01/07/2013 4:03:00 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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He's probably right. Supporting unconditional negotiations with Iran and Hamas, refusal to recognize Hamas, Hizbollah, and the Revolutionary Guards as terrorists, these things aren't simply anti Israel. IMO, they're naive positions, likely to damage America's security, but they're positions shared by many on the far left. And though they're contrary to the administration's policy, I suspect BHO will soon let his inner hard left security persona come out in this term. Hagel and Kerry are perfect to hang the positions on, especially Hagel.

10 posted on 01/07/2013 4:08:53 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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He's probably right. Supporting unconditional negotiations with Iran and Hamas, refusal to recognize Hamas, Hizbollah, and the Revolutionary Guards as terrorists, these things aren't simply anti Israel. IMO, they're naive positions, likely to damage America's security, but they're positions shared by many on the far left. And though they're contrary to the administration's policy, I suspect BHO will soon let his inner hard left security persona come out in this term. Hagel and Kerry are perfect to hang the positions on, especially Hagel.

11 posted on 01/07/2013 4:08:59 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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He's probably right. Supporting unconditional negotiations with Iran and Hamas, refusal to recognize Hamas, Hizbollah, and the Revolutionary Guards as terrorists, these things aren't simply anti Israel. IMO, they're naive positions, likely to damage America's security, but they're positions shared by many on the far left. And though they're contrary to the administration's policy, I suspect BHO will soon let his inner hard left security persona come out in this term. Hagel and Kerry are perfect to hang the positions on, especially Hagel.

12 posted on 01/07/2013 4:10:00 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Eleutheria5

What’s that saying about legal cases? Something like: if the facts don’t support, argue...


13 posted on 01/07/2013 4:28:51 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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Why get your hands dirty when you have two clowns that are more than ready and willing to do your dirty work, eh?


14 posted on 01/07/2013 4:29:00 PM PST by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Let’s see:

Kerry, Vietnam Vet, State
Hagel, Vietnam Vet, Defense
McDemocrat, Vietnam Vet, Senate RINO

Now, I have nothing against Vietnam Vets, there are many great ones, but these three have an axe to grind.

What could go wrong? Lil Barry’s reading Jimmah Carter’s play book.


15 posted on 01/07/2013 4:31:52 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hegel is a suck-up. He isn’t being nominated/appointed because of his business acumen. He knows what to kiss and when, just to save his own backside.

If it weren’t so devastatingly, sadly, pathetically, blatantly political, it would be criminal...that is, under any other administration.

Americans need to rise up, join together and REBEL! Or unite politically. Or all of the above.


16 posted on 01/07/2013 5:09:00 PM PST by Monkey Face (Trust me: I'm a mother. (Stolen from a T-shirt my sister was wearing.))
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To: Eleutheria5

Anyone that tells an entire lobby to go stuff it earns my respect. I don’t care who it is.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 5:15:37 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Eleutheria5

There is a lot of evidence Hagel is an angry troubled man. He should not be Sec Def.


18 posted on 01/07/2013 5:31:11 PM PST by Rapscallion (Obama is America's first tyrant....president in name only - PINO)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.
...said in an interview that an accurate assessment of his record will demonstrate "unequivocal, total support for Israel" ...added that there is "not one shred of evidence that I'm anti-Israeli, not one (Senate) vote that matters that hurt Israel."
IOW, he's leaving the door open for his votes that didn't matter which hurt Israel -- those were merely gratuitous.


19 posted on 01/07/2013 7:46:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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