The conservative Free Beacon...has a new report from a 2010 appearance:
Secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel said Israel is on its way to becoming an apartheid state during an April 9, 2010, appearance at Rutgers University...Hagel also accused Israel of violating U.N. resolutions, called for U.S.-designated terrorist organization Hamas to be included in any peace negotiations, and described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “radical,” according to the source.
Kenneth Wagner...sent...[an e-mail]...during the event to a contact at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The email is time-stamped April 9, 2010, at 11:37 AM.
“I am sitting in a lecture by Chuck Hagel at Rutgers,” Wagner wrote in the email. “He basically said that Israel has violated every UN resolution since 1967, that Israel has violated its agreements with the quartet, that it was risking becoming an apartheid state if it didn’t allow the Palestinians to form a state. He said that the settlements were getting close to the point where a contiguous Palestinian state would be impossible.”
“He said that he [thought] that Netanyahu was a radical and that even [former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi] Livni, who was hard nosed thought he was too radical and so wouldn’t join in a coalition [government] with him. … He said that Hamas has to be brought in to any peace negotiation,” Wagner wrote.
This is the most difficult war Israel is going to have to face:
a US President,
a Secretary of State,
a CIA head,
a Secretary of Defense
all lined up against Israel.
It's construction activity in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem is illegitimate, its Prime Minister is a radical, it is practicing apartheid, its former Foreign Minister and now, just announced, the new head of the peace negotiations is hard-nosed and on and on.
Jewish Democrats fold when needed.
The President is coming for a visit to persuade Israel to take the military option off the table as regards Iran's nuclear armament.
This is going to be interesting.