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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:47 AM

Pro-Israel Figures Join Ad Endorsing Hagel As Defense Secretary

A number of prominent pro-Israel Jewish figures joined an ad endorsing Chuck Hagel for the U.S. defense secretary post.

Meanwhile, Christians United for Israel announced plans to bring 200 pastors and other Christian leaders to Washington to lobby against Hagel's confirmation, according to Breitbart.com.

The pro-Hagel ad appearing Wednesday in The Hill, a Capitol Hill daily, said the former Nebraska senator would "ably continue security cooperation between the United States and the State of Israel, which has reached unprecedented levels during President Obama’s time in office."

Among the 45 signatories to the ad, which was organized by the Israel Policy Forum, were former ambassadors to Israel and a number of public figures known for their pro-Israel activism as well as involvement in Democratic politics. They included former Congress members Mel Levine, Gary Ackerman and Robert Wexler; Stuart Eizenstat, a former top official in the Carter and Clinton administrations who helped broker Holocaust reparation agreements; Rabbi Sharon Brous, who founded the IKAR congregation in Los Angeles; Tom Dine, a former executive director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee; and the philanthropist Charles Bronfman.

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http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/pro_israel_figures_join_ad_endorsing_hagel_as_defense_secretary

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:48 AM

1. Why should we care what a bunch of pastors think about Hagel?

Stick to your pulpits, fellas.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:57 AM

2. The Israeli ambassador said yesterday he was fine with Hagel.

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:59 AM

3. All he really could say. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:02 PM

4. No, it was more than a pro-forma statement. He referred to other former Israeli officials who

said that Hagel was a friend of Israel.

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