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  • Hagel: U.S. strategy is to reinforce Israel, Arab allies

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Reinforcing Israel’s military edge and bolstering security relationships with neighbors like Egypt are both U.S. priorities, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said. Speaking Thursday to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s annual Soref Symposium, Hagel described his recent visit to Israel and the region, his first since assuming the defense… More ▸