Hagel sets early challenge for Israel lobby

Source: Asiatimes:
Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel’s likely nomination as US defense secretary creates a dilemma for the Israel lobby. Opposition would risk ties with President Barack Obama and failure threaten its “invincible” aura in Washington’s corridors of power. Acquiesce, and it would have to deal with a fiercely independent politician with a sometimes critical stance of Israel. – Jim Lobe



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