"I believe President Obama's primary motivation in nominating Hagel is ... not to poke a finger in the eye of the pro-Israel constituency."
Au Contraire my friend. Obama deeply resents having been acajoled and coerced, mainly by Schumer, to have to fake some nominal support for Israel during the campaign, and the payback for this, in his petty, imperialist mind, is the Hagel nomination. The entire objective of the nomination was to demonstrate the utter contempt he has for the Jews who voted for him. And now he's going to force Schumer the Jew to eat the nomination and like it. Unfortunately Schumer is so bought in to Obama at this point that he can't turn around and get out even if he wanted to.