The Book Netanyahu Needs to Read to Get a Handle on Hagel's Mideast Approach

The PM could learn a lot about the next secretary of defense from reading 'Eisenhower 1956,' which describes an American president sympathetic to Israel’s defense needs, but also determined to maintain an independent U.S. policy and avoid a war.

Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel will attend the Senate's Armed Service Committee this week, in order to undergo a hearing in anticipation of his initiation as secretary of defense. There is not much that has not been said about Hagel in recent weeks. His rivals claimed he is anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and pro-Iran, while his fans insisted he is a strong supporter of Israel and will be an amicable and...