J.J. Goldberg digs deeper into the conflicting roles that Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon played in George W. Bush’s disastrous war in Iraq — and what it means for Iran today.
Top Jewish organizational leaders met with Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s defense secretary nominee, and Vice President Joe Biden.
Chuck Hagel is much less of a contrarian on Iran now than he was during his years as a senator. Shifting his stance, he now embraces sanctions and won’t rule out military action.
Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel appears increasingly likely to be confirmed as U.S. defense secretary, thanks to support from two key senators and the lack of an overt campaign against him by mainstream pro-Israel groups.
Opponents of President Barack Obama’s choice of Chuck Hagel to become the next U.S. defense secretary stepped up criticism of the Republican former senator on Sunday, with one lawmaker questioning whether Hagel has the right temperament for the job.