Chuck Hagel in 2010: Netanyahu a ‘radical’, Israel becoming apartheid state

Back in 2010 Chuck Hagel gave a speech, hosted by Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics, and according to an attendee of the event Hagel referred to Netanyahu as a ‘radical’ and said Israel would risk becoming an apartheid state if it refused to allow Palestinians to form a state.

No wonder Obama picked him:

WFB – 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.

“I am sitting in a lecture by Chuck Hagel at Rutgers,” Wagner wrote in the email. “He basically said that Israel has violated every UN resolution since 1967, that Israel has violated its agreements with the quartet, that it was risking becoming an apartheid state if it didn’t allow the Palestinians to form a state. He said that the settlements were getting close to the point where a contiguous Palestinian state would be impossible.”

“He said that he [thought] that Netanyahu was a radical and that even [former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi] Livni, who was hard nosed thought he was too radical and so wouldn’t join in a coalition [government] with him. … He said that Hamas has to be brought in to any peace negotiation,” Wagner wrote.

AIPAC had no comment.

Wagner said the remarks were made during the Q&A session. The speech took place at the Rutgers School of Law in Newark.

Wagner, a pro-Israel activist, reiterated the account in an interview with the Free Beacon and called Hagel’s comments “pretty shocking.”

“I was very surprised at his attitude because I had been listening to politicians speak about the situation in the Middle East and the U.S. Israel relationship for about two decades,” Wagner told the Free Beacon. “And it was probably the most negative thing I’d ever heard anybody in elected office say.”


I’m sure this won’t matter though to McCain and Graham who say they are done holding up Hagel’s nomination. They’ll let him get elected and then complain about him later.

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  • I really don’t have much to say right now…

    • 57thunderbird

      LOL!! -:-)

  • 57thunderbird

    And this is just the tip of the iceberg.Yet despite his incompetence and his anti-Semitic rants,the RINO’s and demonrats will confirm him.

  • 12grace

    Hagel you better pick up a bible.

    Genesis 12:3

    • Conservative_Hippie


    • sjmom

      Would it do him any good????? Not so sure.

    • maynardb50

      obama swore on a Bible as well, and look what that got us.

  • c4pfan

    Well, Israel is about to give Obama an award, so ya know they will say ‘What does it matter anyway?’

  • This is what happens when we don’t do what God tells us.

    • 57thunderbird

      Amen!Can’t differ with that.

  • notsofastthere

    Kennedy and Democrats had no compunction when filibustering Bushs’ nominations or judges.
    McCain and the Repubs knowingly put Kerry, and will put Hagel, and Brennan into positions where they will further assist Obama in destroying America.
    They simply are enjoying playing games among themselves, while America burns.

    • 57thunderbird

      Kerry = traitor Hagel = anti-Semite and incompetent Brennan,American by birth,Muslim by choice.Also a Muslim sympathizer,pawn of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • 57thunderbird

    This form of government was only designed for a religious or moral people.

  • Sober_Thinking

    This man has effectively diisqualified himself for the position. So that guarantees the Democraps and Repubicans will pass him through like a kidney stone.

  • sjmom

    Hagel is an anti Semite and is not qualified for any govt position…….PERIOD!

  • If only there was a video. Ted Cruz could call a Snap press conference and just play the video there. Hagel is disgusting individual. AIPAC is willing to sell their souls for the sake of liberalism.

    Tsk, tsk, tsk.

  • Everything will depend on next week. If more information comes out on Hagel, they White House may pull his nomination because he just may not be worth the trouble. As it stands right now, even if Hagel does become Secretary of Defense, you have to wonder how effective he’s going to be. Maybe that’s Obama’s real plan, just to have some simpleton supervise the dismanteling of the Pentagon. Obama’s objective has always been to make us NO MORE powerful than either France or England. With Hagel as Secretary of Defense, he will get his wish.

  • Watchman74

    “Israel has violated its agreements with the quartet, that it was risking becoming an apartheid state if it didn’t allow the Palestinians to form a state. He said that the settlements were getting close to the point where a contiguous Palestinian state would be impossible.”

    A contiguous Palestinian state at the expense of a divided Israel, and a Palestinian state where no Jews would be allowed. Hows that for apartheid.

  • james1051

    He is a perfect representative of Obama…
    and by extension, of the nitwits who voted for Obama.
    Let em burn.

  • Herb Benty

    Down in real apartheid country, South Africa, the whites were overcome through international pressure, and a Communist black government took over, Mandela became a saint and everyone lived happily ever after. Not quite. Now we have whites living in armed camps and the occasional white appearing in places like Canada begging for asylum, although the idiotic western lefties says whites couldn’t possibly need asylum because whites are oppressors. It worked so well they want to tar Israelis with the apartheid brush and see if THAT will help destroy the Jewish nation. European elites were well on their way to destroy all Jews 70 years ago and now they are ashamed that they failed. Mr. Hagel is just an American version of those socialist evildoers, and it is abundantly clear why his boss got a Nobel prize for groupthink.

  • It’s bad enough that this un-american clown is put up for Sec.Def., – it’s to be expected from this marxist president and his party, but that the gutless repubs are chomping at the bit to “show deference” to the Commie Obamie is sickening.