by Chemi Shalev
Hagel: Israel's Jewish identity is non-negotiable issue in any Mideast deal
Prospective candidate, described by critics as anti-Israeli, wrote in 2008 book that 'bond with Israel is at core of U.S. approach to Middle East'.
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President Barack Obama’s controversial candidate for the post of U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, believes that in any Middle East peace agreement there is only one issue that is not negotiable: Israel’s Jewish identity.