If you were capable of applying the Occam's Razor as you're capable of bandying this concept about, the answer would rather be that "Israel and the Jewish people" are simply enough "remarkably intelligent" to lead the Congress by nose by using the interest groups' pressure, the identification of Israel and American's strategic interests and judeo-christian values, let alone the filthiest blackmailing with the moral asset of Holocaust and of antisemitism - and doing all that more deftly than dropping the "brown bags with cash" around the Congress. I failed to see in Eldar's article and in JJ's post any mention of "cash", whereas you're already there pulling the anti-antisemitic "argument" out of your pocket about the wealthy Jew buying the corrupted authority. If you had some idea of the political use of logic, it would dawn on you that the "Jews/cash" blackmailing is easy to apply on any politician but impossible to deny (for ex. 'deny I don't have a sister'). I suggest you read some book or something.
Russia says kills six suspected militants in North Caucasus (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu has declared himself ready to challenge Obama