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Anti-Defamation League Responds To Mel Gibson's Involvement In Judah Maccabee Film!

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Well, they wasted no time with this one!

Not that they should have, mind you!

In light of the HOriffic news this morning that anti-Semite Mel Gibson would be not only producing, but possibly directing a new film about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee, the Anti-Defamation League has issued a justifiably scathing statement regarding the matter!

Director Abraham H. Foxman says:

"We would have hoped that Warner Bros. could have found someone better than Mel Gibson to direct or perhaps even star in a film on the life of the Jewish historical icon Judah Maccabee. As a hero of the Jewish people and a universal hero in the struggle for religious liberty, Judah Maccabee deserves better. It would be a travesty to have the story of the Maccabees told by one who has no respect and sensitivity for other people’s religious views. Not only has Mel Gibson shown outward antagonism toward Jews and Judaism in his public statements and actions, but his previous attempt to bring biblical history to life on the screen was marred by anti-Semitism. Rather than listen to respected religious leaders, both Christian and Jewish, who voiced concerns then about the insensitive elements of his depiction of the last hours and crucifixion of Jesus, Gibson showed contempt for those voices and refused to make changes that might have helped turn his passion of hate into a passion of love. While we do not argue with Mel Gibson’s right to make this film, we still strongly believe that Warner Bros. should reconsider Gibson’s involvement in this project."

We couldn't have said it better ourselves!

While we do believe in everyone's capacity to change, this man's past behavior proves that he has no business tackling this sort of subject matter, and if this goes through, it would be an outright slap in the face to Judah Maccabee's legacy.

Unbelievable that this is even being CONSIDERED.

He - and everyone involved in this decision - should be ashamed of themselves!

What do U think?? Should Mel be allowed to take part in this?

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39 comments to “Anti-Defamation League Responds To Mel Gibson's Involvement In Judah Maccabee Film!”



  1. 1

    That's an understandable response from the ADL.



  2. 2

    I think he is a fantastic director, and will do fine. I think the Passion was well done. He is actually a good choice for this.



  3. 3

    While I don't agree that someone who made anti-semetic comments is directing and producing this movie, this could be a chance for Mel Gibson to show that he is not an anti-semite and do a beautiful job, although it could also be a disaster…



  4. 4

    I think Abe Foxman works for the international banking cartel (Rothschild) and needs his big fat ass examined for pollups. Second, the ADL was set up by B'nai_B'rith alongside the inception of the Federal Reserve and Jacob Schiff of Kuhn Loeb Inc. On a sidebar issue, B'nai B'rith was the first Jewish Synagogue was the first built in Los Angeles, CA on Wilshire Blvd. I dare anyone to go to google and type 'B'nai B'rith 1873'. Then go to 'Images'. Look for the old picture of the Synagogue. Blow it up and you will see the upside-down Pentagram on the large rose window as well as the ornament on top of the synagogue itself.



  5. 5

    Correction: Wilshire Blvd was the 3rd built. The one I mentioned above was the first but it was located downtown.

  6. yeez says – reply to this


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    You (and everyone else in the world) have no idea if he's really an anti-Semite or if he drunkenly made an anti-Semitic slur. For the 800th time the story of the crucifixion has many, many anti-Semitic elements without any Hollywood overlay. Mel Gibson just didn't choose to edit those out like so many Christians like to do.



  7. 7

    Who the hell is Judah Maccabee???



  8. 8

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – I've always said the jews were evil.



  9. 9

    sounds like someone is ANTI- CATHOLIC oh thats right thats not a word why is that?

    its it because only some people consider themseves victimised while the rest of us go to hell



  10. 10

    Everybody has spit some type of racial slur in their life. His just got caught on tape. This guy is a phenomenal talent. Get over it already.



  11. 11

    Re: Mad Dog – The Jews are NOT evil. You just don't understand the full eccelectic spectrum of the various ancient cultures that make up the ancient phonician, caanan, hebrew and jewish world. Moses (Aries) and Jesus (Pieces) are just that: Astrotheological stories. There is much more more to the old world religions than we know. MAGIC. DOMINATES. THE. WORLD.



  12. 12

    Gibson's druken tirade most likely was reffering to what he can't say publicly. That bankers start wars. The bankers who control the currency in the western world are all German Jewish. Im just guessing that that is what he meant. If is WAS what he meant, hes right on the money. But that doesn't claim all Jews as being guilty, and thats the mistake he made. Sorry bankers, you work for the Royal Houses of Europe and the Black Nobility/Vatican and you will not succeed in attaining your New World Order. Just sayin….



  13. 13

    You can definitely tell a lot about someone by what they say when they're drunk, what they say when they're angry, and what they spend their money on. On all three counts, it appears that Mel Gibson has sadly shown his true colors. Upon getting arrested for drunk driving, in his inebriated state, he allegedly said something to the effect that “f—ing Jews are responsible for all the world’s wars.” In his anger, he asked the arresting deputy if he himself was Jewish. And, of course, he spent $25 million dollars of his own money arguing that the Jews killed Jesus. Well, there you have it. Drink, anger, and money all lead Mel Gibson to alleged acts of anti-Semitism.

    Not that we should have been all that surprised, given the Holocaust-denying remarks Mel’s father has always made publicly, with Mel saying in his defense, “My father never lied to me.”

  14. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Mel and this group disagreed on Mel's vision on HIS Passion movie, and Mel understandably got angry at it; yet they're still carrying on against him in spite of his great skills as a director and his apology.



  15. 15

    Re: AttFinch – Good post, and your first sentence is bang on accurate.

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


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    I don't agree with what came out of Mel's mouth back when, but his reasons weren't anti-semetism. When do these folks practice forgiveness? Never?



  17. 17

    maybe next we can have David Duke make a film about Martin Luther King Jr. or Michele Bachmann can make a film about Harvey Milk.



  18. 18

    Re: perez posse member 777 – Go read some European history, for the love of God. (Start at the beginning of the Roman Empire up to WWII).



  19. 19

    Maybe it's an act of atonement? Everyone deserves forgiveness.

    This is one American who will always stand with the Jews though, especially now that they are under siege by every moslem country that borders them, calling for their death daily, as only moslems do.

    God bless the Jews who have given the world so much. May America always stand with our Hebrew sisters and brothers! Long live Israel!



  20. 20

    I will not watch a movie that Mel is in or produces EVER!!!



  21. 21

    Re: womenareprey – That statement is embarassing. Define Israel if you will? About 3 weeks ago, a GUILLOTINE was wheeled onto Rothschild Blvd. in Tel-Aviv. Understand that Rothschild was gifted Palestine, now Israel in 1917 and rule pretty much ALL Central Banks, their currency and printing presses worldwide. (See Bank For Intyernational Settlements and The Alpha-Group). Again to make my point earlier about 'the difference'… technically, Israel is no angel and once again, the Bavarian German Bankers have put the Jewish people in harms way. I hope the Israelis get the Rothschilds and asset strip them, giving control of banking to NO ONE. The world would be a better place without brazen criminality.

  22. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: AttFinch – Point made, but with an uncharacteristic Finch gross exaggeration to prove it. Duke was a former Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan, whereas Mel got pissed because of freedom of creative difference and uttered a ruddy drunken no-no. The one thing about Mel is that he is known to be painstaking in his attention to historic detail; and if various historians happen to disagree on the finer points of that detail, he probably doesn't like to be hamstrung/pressured by any special interest group's interpretation of it.

  23. @v@ says – reply to this


    23

    The Jewish Library states that in order to secure diving forgiveness, a man must humble himself, acknowledge his wrong, and resolve to depart from sin (e.g., David, II Sam. 12:13ff.; Ahab, I Kings 21:27–29). I believe Gibson has done all of the above, and directing this movie goes one step further; to public atonement. I guess those who turn their backs on him think they know better than the word of the Bible.



  24. 24

    oh im sorry are u saying anti-catholisism IS A word MY MISTAKE… because i was under the impression its not a word



  25. 25

    "While we do believe in everyone's capacity to change, this man's past behavior proves that he has no business tackling this sort of subject matter,…"
    Funny that, Perez, so well known for being a bully, can write a children's book about against bullying because he has "changed". Hypocrite.



  26. 26

    Re: AttFinch – the jews did kill jesus



  27. 27

    This is the most ridiculous slew of comments I have ever seen, ranging from intelligent (thanks to those), anti-semitic to downright ignorant. I understand that Mel Gibson's comments were made drunk and it's unfortunate he was caught on tape but he is also a Holocaust denier which is another form of anti-semitism. I invite him to come and talk to my grandparents and all their friends before he opens his mouth again. I don't think he is a great director/producer/actor and I am not saying that because he disgusts me. Judah Maccabee deserves a movie that will accurately portray his story — just like every other historical figure — and Mel Gibson will not be ABLE to do that because of his beliefs.



  28. 28

    im so sick of the jews banging on about the holocaust. what about THE TRAGEDY OF UKRAINE, over 7 million murdered, we dont hear them going on about it, in fact you probably dont even know about it. Mel is an amazing storyteller, you should be lucky he is on board doing this movie



  29. 29

    Re: marzi77au – your an ignorant fool! learn to read!

  30. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: @v@ – Diving forgiveness? Meant 'Divine Forgiveness.'



  31. 31

    Re: marzi77au – No one is taking anything away from other Holocausts in the world that are happening now or have happened in the past. But how would you feel if someone spoke outrightly saying that it didn't happen and then try to produce/direct a movie about that group of people?

  32. Ocean says – reply to this


    32

    WHY SHOULDNT MEL GIBSON MAKE THAT MOVIE?? AND PEREZ HE WASNT CHOSEN BY WARNER BORS IDIOT, MEL GIBSON CHOSE WARNER BROS STUDIOS!! THE STUDIO WER EIN LINE FOR THAT MELGIBSONS PROKJECT! HE HAS BENE WORKING ON IT SINCE 2001 MIND YOU AND HE TLAK OF IT AT THE POREMIERE OF THE PASSION OF CHRIST AND TAT THE PREMIERE OF APOCALYPTO. WHO IS TO SAY WHO CAN MAKE THAT MOVEI OR NOT? A JEW MADE MOVIES ABOUT JESUS CHRIST AND ABOUT CHRISTMAS SO WHY CANT MEL MAKE THAT MOVIE HUH?
    YOU ARE JUST FULL OF PREJUDICES AND NA ARSE WHO ONLY FOLOW TRENDY SHIT AND CANT THINK ON YORU OWN!

  33. Ocean says – reply to this


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    Re: AttFinch – OH FUCK YOU YOU IDIOT YOU SOND LIKE A PARROTS! WHO PAID OYU? THE MOSSAD? GUS WHAT+ MEL GIBSONS BODY GUIARD OFR 17 YEARS IS FORM THE MOSSAD AND WAS RECRUTED BYMEL BECAUSE OF THAT! HIS LAWEY FOR 20 YEARS I SJEW, HIS PUBLICIST IS JEW SINCE 15 YEARS AND HSI AGENT SINCE 30 YEARS IS JEW! SO FUCK YOU PREJUDICE FULL IDIOT!
    THATS GUY LIKE OYU WHO JOINED THE NAZI PARTI!
    FUKING PARROT WITH NO BRIAN TO THINK ON YOUR OWN!

  34. Ocean says – reply to this


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    Re: Lanzy_21 – WHEN OYU SHOW YOUTSELF TO BE SO IGNORANT OF FACTS YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS AT DICTATING WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD DO AND AT GIVIGN YORU LAST JUDGEMENT!
    MEL GIBSON IS NOT AN HOLOCAUSTE DENIER MOTHER FUCKER!
    MEL GIBSON MADE SERIE ABOUT THE HOLOCAUSE IN 2006 WITH ICON PRODUCTION, OF 6 MOVIES OF ONE HOUR EACH WHO WERE A SEQUEL OF STEVEN SPIELBERG MOVIE "HOLOCAUST" AND WHO WERE OT AIR ON TV IN SPETMEBER 2006, EXACTLY 5 EYARS AGO, SAME YEAR AS HIS DUI ARREST, BUIT WAS BLOKED FORM AIRING BY WANRER BORS!! YEP! WHO IS NOW WANTING TO GIVE ITS STUDIO TO GIBSON OT MAKE THIS MOVIE!! I GUESS THAT HTIS GESTURE IS A GESTUS OF ATTONEMENT ON WARNER BROS SIDE TOWATRD MEL GIBSON AND NOT FORM MLE TOWARDS THE JEWS!
    HOW CAN SOMENE BEANTISEMITE AND MAKE 6 HOLOCAUST MOVIES HUH?
    USE YORU BRIAN, SOMETHING DO NOT MATCH! AND HWY ARE SO MANY PEOPEL SAYIGN THAT HE WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE WHEN HE WASNT?? THER EIS NO PHYSICAL PROVE WHAT SO EVER THA TMEL EVER MADE THOSE SLURS. ALL WE AHVE IS THE ACCOUTN OF ONE JEW OFFICER WITH PORBLEMS AT THE STATION..AND RECORD OF BEING FRIED FOR DESOBEDIANCE AND BREAKIGN THE RULES TEICE IN THE PAST.. A RECORD FOR A COP!

  35. Ocean says – reply to this


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    Re: Lanzy_21 – HOW CAN MEL GIBSON BE AN AHOLOCAUSTE DENIER AND MAKE 6 MOVIES OF ONE HOUR EAHC ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST HUH? SAME YEAR AS HE WAS ARRESTED, PRIOR TO THE ARREST. SO FUCK OYU IDIOT DISSIMENATING LIES AND MISINFORMATIONS!
    WRNER BROS BLOKED THOSWE SERIES FORM AORING BECAUSE IT WIL HAVE PROVEN THAT MEL GIBOSN WASNT AN ANTISEMTIE AND THEIR PAKLN TO PRESENT MEL AS AN ANTISEMITE WILL HAVE FIALED
    WARNER BORS NEVER CAME OVER HAVING LOST SO MCH MONEY ON THE PASSION OF CHIRST THAT THEY REFUSED TO FINACE.. THEREOFR ALL THOSE STUDIOS ARE IN LINE TO GET THAT RPOJECT FORM MEL GIBSON AND WARNER BROS WAS CHOSEN BY MEL GIBSON TO DO THE JOB.
    IT ISNT WANRER THAT PICKED MEL GIBSON BUT MEL THAT PIKCED WARNER BROS, THEY GOT IT AL WORNG.. BUT IT SHOW AND PORVE THAT JEWS ARE USED TO DECIDE WHO DO WHAT IN HOLLYWOOD AND NOT THE OHTER WAY AROUND..
    BTW HOLOCAUSTE DENIER IS THE WORSE FORM OF ANTISEMITISM AND NOT "ANOTHER FORM OF".. GET EDUCATED.

  36. Ocean says – reply to this


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    Re: Lanzy_21 – HAS MWEL GIBSON SAID THAT THE HOLOCAUST DIDNT HAPPEND? WHRE+ WHEN? CAN OYU PROVE IT? HAS MELS FATHER EVER SAID THAT THE HOLOCAUSTE DIDNT HAPEND? WHEN? WHERE? HE NEVER SAID IT THOSE RE GROSS DEFORAMTION OF FACTS AND OUTRIGHT LIES!
    SO ISNTEAD OT REPAT THELATES TFART FORM A TABLOID LEARN TO GET YORU INFOS RIGHT, MENAING LEARN TO WORK NOT AS JOURNALIST DO, BE LESS SUPERFICIAL AND LOK FOR FACTS.
    BTW 3 MILIONS POEPLE DIED IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS DURING WW2, AMONG THEM WERE 1,3 MILON JEWS AND 1,7 MILLION NON JEWS.
    THEY ALL DIED FORM HUNGER, COLD, TORTURE, BEING SHOT, BURRIED ALIVED, GASED, BEATEN TO DEATH, DESEASSES, BURNED, AND INMEDICAL TEST CHAMBERS.
    OF THOSE 3 MILONS WE ONLY KNOW OF THE 1,3 MILONS WHO WERE JEWS AND HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THE 1,7 MILLONS NON JEWS WHO DIED.
    NO MOVIES. NO BOOK, NO MONUMNETS. NO TESTIMONIES. NO MEMORIAL. NOT A WORD.
    DO WE HEAR ANYONE FORM THEIR SIDE COMPALNING ABOUT THAT,? NO.
    WHAT DO OYU CALL DENYING THE EXISTENCY OF THE 1,7 NON JEWS WHO DIDED IN THE CAMPS?
    OMISSION?????



  37. 37

    Re: maxinae – you're a stupid moron. learn to SPELL. 'you're'*

  38. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Forgive!



  39. 39

    Re: AttFinch – But the Jews did kill Jesus. That's not "anti-semetic", that's history. You can't change history just because you don't like how it went. Hitler led Nazi Germany, doesn't mean all German's are Nazi's, or evil. Also doesn't mean you change historical accounts and make Hitler some other culture because you don't think it "represents Germany well".