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: