Controversial Obama nominee Chuck Hagel told a Rutgers audience in 2010 that Israel was “becoming an apartheid state” and accused Hagel of violating UN resolutions.
No wonder Obama likes him.
And, don’t forget…
Hagel also told a panel, “I’m a United States Senator, not an Israeli Senator”
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
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Secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel said Israel is on its way to becoming an apartheid state during an April 9, 2010, appearance at Rutgers University, according to a contemporaneous account by an attendee.
Hagel also accused Israel of violating U.N. resolutions, called for U.S.-designated terrorist organization Hamas to be included in any peace negotiations, and described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “radical,” according to the source.
Kenneth Wagner, who attended the 2010 speech while a Rutgers University law student, provided the Washington Free Beacon with an email he sent during the event to a contact at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The email is time-stamped April 9, 2010, at 11:37 AM.