Today the Huffington Post covered this story, about a US Congressmen who went to Israel because he wanted to work with J Street. J Street wanted to meet with some Israeli officials but were turned down. But the story doesn't end there, Mr. Delahunt says that he read a newspaper report that he was being "boycotted" by the Foreign Ministry for his affiliation with J Street. Apparently Danny Ayalon felt that Israel did not need "mediators" to discuss things with the Americans.
So in short, it was probably not a good move by Israel, but they do have the right to talk with whom they choose. Regardless, it could have been done more diplomatically.
Anyway, if this had been any other country besides Israel, it would hardly have made a blip on the radar screens of the Huffington Post readership. But since it was Israel, the story set off a firestorm of hatred on the fully moderated talkback thread. Most of the comments were not anti-Semitic, they were generally complaints about US aid to Israel. Hey, we haven't heard that one for a while, time to bring it back! The anti-Semitic comments were usually of the racism against Israel and Israelis kind, and the "Jews own Congress" kind. There was also quite a lot of the "hasbara" insult too. You can read all about it below:
[edited for length. There were many positive responses to this comment.]
Let there be no question of who owns Congress:
AIPAC (the Israel lobby) owns the place regarding Middle East policy.
[Edited for length, but AIPAC isn't the only group he believes "owns" America's Congress]