“My judgment and my knowledge of Chuck and my discussion with Chuck would suggest that he wants to see both [Israelis and Palestinians] come to the table and find a solution,” Powell claimed.
Hagel is “a very, very strong supporter of the State of Israel. … I have no question that when it comes to challenges that have anything to do with putting Israel at risk, Chuck Hagel will be on Israel’s side.”
“And remember … he will follow the policies of that president,” Powell added.
Since 1948, Israel has been attacked by waves of Arab forces, each declaring their goal was to destroy the Jewish-majority country