"...his assertion that when he was a senator, his loyalty was to the United States and not to Israel". Assertion? He IS a Senator from the US and NOT Israel. His allegiance is to the US NOT Israel. If AiIPAC and the neos and Israel don't like him then he is the man for the job.
US rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran on spying charges (AP)
from the article: Hagel: My record shows unequivocal, total support for Israel