When the President nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, it was revealed that he had said that many people were intimidated by the 'Israeli lobby.' I know he said 'Jewish' lobby but he's from Nebraska. Jews, blacks, transgenders, New Yorkers...all the same. He meant 'Israeli.'
Anyway, so is there an Israeli lobby?
Washington, D.C. - May 24, 2011 - 1:00 P.M. : Congressman remains seated during
24th standing ovation for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he
delivers historic address to joint session of Congress.
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Of course there's an Israeli lobby! And of course there's also a Black lobby, a gay lobby, a General Electric lobby, a Screen Actors Guild lobby, an AFL-CIO lobby...There's even rumored to be a 'lobby' lobby for tenants living in pre-WWII apartments and whose landlords won't paint...the lobby. Washington is a lobby town.