He did not deny saying it. Antisemitism because there is no such thing as a jewish lobby in France. It has always been an argument from extremists to prove that jews control France (and the world). French jews (like americans) vote like their countrymen/women, and usually are more to the left.
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from the article: Algerian minister: Sarkozy in power thanks to Jewish lobby