Well Pete, what if we had a German lobby, or a Ukrainian lobby? They would get ignored.
I’m sure there are some Jews who care more about Israel than the U.S. Others might be split. And others, who care more about the U.S. then Israel are often, and ironically called anti-semites.
The problem isn’t who their loyalties are to, what matters is who our politicians loyalties are too. I don’t even want dual loyalties. We should support Israel so that we will be blessed, but that does not mean doing what AIPAC or the Israeli government says. They are just people like us, and their first loyalties are to Israel.
It often goes unquestioned what they push, because no politician wants to be called an anti-semite which would ruin their career. I see this as a serious national security issue. Israel and the U.S. usually share similar goals, but that isn’t always the case.