"First of all, let's get this out of the way: Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic, and saying so is vile. But singling out Israel for condemnation and international sanction—out of all proportion to any other party in the Middle East—is anti-Semitic, and not saying so is dishonest. "Each interest group in America, by and large-- is managed for and by the PEOPLE to gain access to the attention of their representatives in office, usually to call on a certain issue or express their doubts about a law they seek to amend or bill they want passed. Hundreds of lobbying groups exist all with shared goals and their own unique cause. How is it that Israel is the only "all powerful lobby" who seeks to leave an imprint on American foreign policy, and supposedly by scheming the politician and somehow blinding him or holding him hostage until the politician gives in? How ridiculous your argument is. I had been waiting to throw this your way a while, so thank the leftist who assisted in your obsession with disliking Jews to the point they need to troll strangers… The point is, each lohbyist has the right to seek change if they don't agree with something their government is doing. NO ONE should begrudge the other's right to try. And no one should cast conspiracies on those who succeed -- again, as long as they play by the rules, and they certainly and openly do."