Abe Foxman, the head of the ADL, explained his opposition to Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense with this statement to the Washington Post:
Chuck Hagel would not be the first, second, or third choice for the American Jewish community’s friends of Israel. His record relating to Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship is, at best, disturbing, and at worst, very troubling. The sentiments he’s expressed about the Jewish lobby border on anti-Semitism in the genre of professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt and former president Jimmy Carter.
Read Bret Stephens on Hagel here. And the boss on Hagel here.