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Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel (r) has received oppostion from Christians United for Israel for his nomination for Secetary of Defense by President Barack Obama. (Ali Jarekji/Reuters)

David Brog, the executive director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), released a statement opposing the potential nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as United States Secretary of Defense:

“An ascendant and potentially nuclear Iran poses the greatest security threat to American interests in the world today. Yet during his time in the Senate, Senator Hagel consistently refused to support meaningful action against Iran’s nuclear program, Iran’s terrorist Revolutionary Guard, and Iran’s chief puppet, Hezbollah. I’ve not yet heard a convincing explanation for such passivity towards this looming strategic threat. On this state of the record, I don’t think that Senator Hagel is the right person to lead the Department of Defense.”

Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI has more than 1.1 million members, spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country. And each July, thousands of pro-Israel Christians gather in Washington, D.C. to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit and make their voices heard in support of Israel and the Jewish people.

CUFI’s mission is to provide a national association through which every pro-Israel church, parachurch organization, ministry or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel.

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