The Washington Times - November 3, 2008, 08:02PM

The Republican Jewish Coalition seized on comments from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, who criticized Sen. Barack Obama for failing to sever ties with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, despite his anti-Israel and anti-American rhetoric.

In a video shot Sunday at a synagogue in Boca Raton, Florida, Nadler said Obama remained a member of Trinity United Church for 20 years because he wanted to keep favorable relations with an 8,000-member church in his district. Nadler said Obama “didn’t have the political courage” to walk out.


The ad shows a clip from Nadler’s comments and posits, “If Obama doesn’t have the courage to do the right thing here at home, can he stand up to dictators and tyrants who seek to do us harm?”

Obama disavowed Wright in April after the pastor gave a controversial address at the National Press Club.

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Here is a longer clip of Nadler’s remarks: