Colin Powell Defends Hagel Nomination, Says He Is 'Strong Supporter' of Israel

In interview with Meet the Press, the former secretary of state under George W. Bush calls Chuck Hagel a 'strong supporter' of Israel and says efforts to label him anti-Semitic are 'disgraceful'

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell defended U.S. President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense on Sunday, calling him a strong supporter of the state of Israel.