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In his 2008 book, The Much Too Promised Land, Aaron David Miller recounted a conversation with President Barack Obama's reported defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel as follows: “The American Israel Public Affairs Committee comes knocking with a pro-Israel letter, Hagel continued, and ‘then you’ll get eighty or ninety senators on it. I don’t think I’ve ever signed one of the letters’—because, he added, they were ‘stupid.’” Hagel, who served in the Senate from January 1997 to January 2009, was telling Miller the truth about his letter-signing history. JNS.org presents the highlights of letters signed by large majorities of the U.S. Senate, noting whether Hagel signed or not. 

Where does U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), President Barack Obama’s pick for Secretary of State, stand on foreign policy matters pertaining to Israel and the Middle East? JNS.org highlights 10 letters signed by large majorities of the U.S. Senate, noting whether Kerry signed or not.

Notable and quotable in the Middle East and the Jewish world.
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Notable and quotable in the Middle East and the Jewish world.