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Mel Gibson Strikes Again

by Rabbi Shraga Simmons; Apr 15, 2012 at 11:34:19 PM

Mel GibsonMel Gibson, the Hollywood star whose repeated anti-Semitic tirades have offended people of conscience, is at it again.

Joe Eszterhas, who wrote a screenplay for Gibson about the Chanukah hero Judah Maccabee, claims that Gibson

  • frequently spews "looney, rancid" derogatory epithets against Jews
  • falsely claims that the Torah refers to sacrificing Christian babies
  • engages in various forms of Holocaust denial, and
  • refers to Jews as "oven-dodgers," a vile allusion to the millions of Jews incinerated in Nazi crematoria.

That’s some rap sheet. But that’s not all – for years Gibson has incensed Jewish groups, who protested anti-Semitic elements in his controversial film, The Passion of the Christ.

In 2006, when Gibson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, his real feelings slipped out and he ranted to the police officer – who happened to be Jewish – that "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."

Mel’s father, Hutton Gibson, raised his son on a steady diet of conspiracy theories, Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic dogma, which consigned all Jews to hell (as well as anyone else who doesn’t buy into his specific brand of radical Catholicism). For rejecting Jesus, Gibson reportedly described Jews as “either Satanic or the dupes of Satan.”

At this point, it looks like the end of the line for Gibson’s involvement in the Judah Maccabee film. That is surely a relief to all those who honor the memory of this great Jewish hero. And especially given that Gibson, according to Eszterhas, had planned to use the Judah Maccabee movie as a way to “convert Jews to Christianity.”

Who knows – when Steven Spielberg gets through with his movie about Moses (or when Russell Crowe finishes filming "Noah"), maybe he’ll pick up the Judah Maccabee idea.

April 15, 2012

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Visitor Comments: 19

(17) Anonymous, April 30, 2012 6:28 AM

enough his enough

When is this anti-semite going to be boycotted for the bigot that he is! He has enough money to retire on forever! Even his wife had enough of his disgusting ways.

(16) Lloyd Bergner, M.D., April 24, 2012 4:16 PM

Boycott Mel Gibson's Flicks

The seltzer bottle doesn't fall far from the truck His father taught him well

(15) Rose Mclemore, April 22, 2012 10:46 PM

so much hate

Mel stars in Great Movies, great actor...... bad apple that fell as close to the tree as possible. I've never understood all the hoopla about these people on our TV screens, thinking their opinions matter.

(14) Odie Burks, April 22, 2012 7:53 PM

Gibson on Maccabee???

LOL!!! Who told Gibson that anyone would see a movie HE made about a jewish hero?! Who even gave him the idea that any involvement by him in such a project was acceptable?

(13) Kay, April 19, 2012 11:24 PM


Mel is a sad man who has not yet found peace in his own life so he tries to project his disfunction off on others.

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