|extremism is once again on display as the pro-Israel right, including groups like the Emergency Committee for Israel, mounts a furious campaign against the potential nomination of the former Republican senator Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense. Support for the Jewish state remains strong among both parties on Capitol Hill and across the American electorate, and it won't disappear anytime soon. But that support will wither if Aipac and other mainstream Jewish leaders don't forcefully reject the zealots in their midst.
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