In Defense of Obama's Pick Former IDF Navy Chief: Chuck Hagel Is a Friend of Israel

Contrary to accusations, says Ze'ev Almog, Hagel opposed closing center serving U.S. troops in Haifa and backed $50 million grant to upgrade facilities at Haifa Port.

Contrary to popular perception, U.S. Secretary of Defense-designate Chuck Hagel is a friend of Israel, a former commander of the Israel Navy said on Tuesday.