Tell the GOP: You Can't Smear Hagel for Having a Mainstream Israeli View


Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse—U.S. Senate Republicans and their friends in the Greater Israel Lobby are using classic McCarthyite smear tactics to try to derail the confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham dug up an unsubstantiated report that Hagel once voiced concern over Israel “becoming an apartheid state”, and now the Lobby is making hay of the charge.

Unless we act now— we have until Tuesday when the Senate reconvenes— the Lobby could succeed in smearing a public servant for saying what many high-ranking Israelis, including former prime ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, have been saying for years.

Sign the petition now!

Senator Graham: As advocates of Israeli-Palestinian peace, we reject your efforts to make sincerely held concerns about Israel's moves toward South Africa-style apartheid—which are held by numerous high-level Israeli officials including former prime ministers—seem sinister if voiced by an American. Stop your McCarthyite smear campaign against Chuck Hagel.
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