In an exclusive interview at the 95th annual Hampton University Ministers' Conference, Wright told the Daily Press that he has not spoken to his former church member since Obama became president, and he implied that the White House won't allow Obama to talk to him.He has since "apologized," and his apology proves the point - by saying that he likes some Jews:
"Them Jews ain't going to let him talk to me," Wright said. "I told my baby daughter that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office. ...
MARK THOMPSON: Of course people are keying in, Dr. Wright, on the statements you made regarding Jews.This ridiculous and offensive non-apology, where he embraces self-hating and publicity-seeking Jews who are beyond the pale, is still being called an "apology" in the press.
REV. WRIGHT: Well let me say…I misspoke. Let me just say, Zionists.
And I quote Jews when I say that… I quoted Jews before the Society of Christian Ethics. I quote Mark Ellis a Jewish rabbi…and I quote Ilan Poppe [sic], a Jewish historian who wrote the book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine…and when I quote Jewish authors… persons who are Zionists call them “self-hating Jews” …. I am not talking about all Jews, all people of the Jewish faith. I’m talking about Zionists.
In fact Mark Ellis’ book is entitled Judaism Is Not Israel, and he talks about in his book the ethnic cleansing – Mark Ellis, a Jewish rabbi, the guy who wrote The Jewish Liberation Theology of the Palestinians and refers to Ilan Poppe’s book which details the ethnic cleansing that started in 1947 and 1948 and continues to 2009.
I’m talking about fact, historical fact. I’m not talking about emotionally charged words or the fact that like Jimmy Carter’s book, because he used the word that Jews themselves use – “apartheid”– and he gets labeled as anti-Semitic. Now they can jump on that one phrase if they want to, but they can’t undo history, and they can’t undo the facts of Jewish historians and Jewish theologians who write about what’s going on. .
MARK THOMPSON: …I want everybody to be clear that when you say… “them Jews won’t let him talk to me” you were specifically referring to Zionists.
REV. WRIGHT: Exactly.
This is exactly like how Arabs will never say they hate Jews in English but the truth comes out in Arabic. Wright's real feelings about Jews are clear, and he is resorting to the same "anti-Zionist" fig leaf that we've seen become fashionable in the past decade or two.