More Chuck Hagel Pushback: Israel Group Airs Attack Ad

Dec 20, 2012 12:24pm

The Chuck Hagel fight has taken to the airwaves.

As pro-Israel groups continue to wrangle over Chuck Hagel, reportedly President Obama’s likely nominee for secretary of defense, the conservative Emergency Committee for Israel plans to air a new ad on cable TV in the Washington, D.C., area today and Friday.

The group, launched by Weekly Standard editor and noted neo-conservative  William Kristol, blasts the former Nebraska senator for his stance on Iran — a refrain multiple Jewish and pro-Israel groups have hit since Hagel’s name first surfaced.

Hagel does have his defenders on Israel, though, most notably among moderate and left-leaning columnists and the group J Street, which consistently pits itself against Israel’s staunchest and hardest-line backers.

Here’s the new ad:

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