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Jeremiah Wright On Jews And Obama: "I Misspoke," Meant "Zionists"

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 07/12/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:30 PM ET

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Reverend Jeremiah Wright raised eyebrows yet again when he said he was no longer able to speak to President Obama because "them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me." On Sirius Radio's "Make it Plain with Mark Thompson" Thursday, he clarified.

"Let me just say, like Hillary, I misspoke. Let me just say Zionists," Wright said, before going on to delineate the difference between them and "responsible Jewish persons." He went on to discuss the Israeli government and the power of the Zionist lobby in the U.S. government, saying he was basing his words on the work of Jewish historian Marc Ellis.

Listen to the interview here.

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