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January 28, 2013 10:08 am

In 2008, Obama Campaign Disinvited Hagel From Israel Trip

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Chuck Hagel, Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense.

Washington Post – Largely unremarked upon, an incident in the 2008 presidential campaign reflects just how horrendous Chuck Hagel’s relationship with Israel was — and the Obama campaign’s full awareness of this phenomenon.

Sam Stein of Huffington Post in July 2008 accused the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) of misleading voters by calling on then candidate Barack Obama to disinvite Hagel from the Israel part of his Mideast trip that began in Iraq and Afghanistan. Stein wrote it wasn’t necessary to disinvite Hagel since the Obama campaign knew all too well he couldn’t be seen with the anti-Israel senator and had already disinvited him.

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