Jewish Journal


March 13, 2012

Jeremiah Wright endorses ‘March to Jerusalem’



Jeremiah Wright and Bill Clinton at 1998 White House Prayer Breakfast. Photo by Wikipedia

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright sure knows how to stop people from forgetting him.

You might remember Wright as a source of much controversy for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign. Then Wright returned to his old church and ranted against the media—then he took aim at “them Jews.”

Now he’s back. Sort of.

Wright, notorious for “God Damn America,” has endorsed the March to Jerusalem, which Arutz Sheva reports as seeking to end “Judaization” of Jerusalem. The ADL is not the only group to note the march’s anti-Semitic overtones.

Arutz Sheva reports:

It follows on the heels of the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Doha Conference in Qatar on the Defense of ‘Occupied’ Jerusalem,” a two day long effort to demonize Israel and deny Judaism’s more than three thousand year connection to Jerusalem.

Both events are designed to reverse what their organizers call the “Judaization” of “occupied Jerusalem.”

The White House has refused to comment on Wright’s decision to endorse the “March to Jerusalem”, or the presence of State Department consultants at the so-called Doha Conference.

The National Conference of Jewish Affairs said “That the President’s long-time pastor and “spiritual leader” is now endorsing the Global March to Jerusalem, without a reaction from the White House, underscores President Obama’s failure to recognize the unalterable significance of Judaism’s multi-millennial connection to Jerusalem, which is the capital of the Jewish State, Israel.”

I’m not clear on why Obama would need to comment on Wright’s activities. The National Conference of Jewish Affairs mischaracterizes the president’s relationship with Wright. I have no idea whether Obama is still in contact with him, but Obama long ago left Trinity and Wright isn’t the pastor there anymore.

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