Skip to comments.Jewish Leaders Slam Mel Gibson, Warner Bros. for Judah Maccabee Movie (Exclusive)
Posted on 09/09/2011 10:30:21 AM PDT by TEXOKIE
"Casting him as a director or perhaps as the star of 'Judah Maccabee' is like casting Madoff to be the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission," says Rabbi Marvin Heir.
Prominent Jewish leaders are beginning to speak out against Mel Gibson and Warner Bros. over their planned movie based on the life of religious icon Judah Maccabee.
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Mel can make any movie he wants, and which he can get funding for. It’s still a mostly free country.
My thought is that if they don’t like it, they can make their own competing film.
Of course, they are entitled to their own opinion, but when they play the victim card, I tune ‘em out.
Mel may be an anti-Semite, but he’s a good actor, and he’s entitled to make a living.
I love Mel Gibson—yes, he has his faults but he deals with them and moves on. If anyone has never said anything or done something he is ashamed of-—then, let him tear down Gibson. (hmmmm—no one).
The “good” that Mel Gibson has done— outweighs the evil, BY FAR. He is a genius at making movies and made some of the greatest movies ever. The message in those movies are GOOD—not like most of the subversive, evil messages in most movies (and many by secular socialist “Jews”, by the way). That is why he is hated by MSM. He mocks their “sacred cows” of homosexuality and collectivism with his movies. God gave him great gifts for a reason.
Any person that has been vilified and targeted like Gibson by MSM has my vote of confidence. Someone with his looks and talent and wealth are always major targets by evil people—he is bound to trip up on occasion. It is called life and reality. What a life though!!!!! Go, Mel!!!!
BTW, hated the movie “Beaver”.
You know for a group with so much power they sure to hold their cards close to the chest.
So, the same Jewish community that continues to vote Democrat in spite of how the Dems treat Isreal hold their ground against Gibson?
Perhaps “prominent Jewish leaders” ought to worry more about the president they worship selling out their homies in Israel or the Middle Eastern psychopaths who would kill them at the drop of a hat instead of a troubled Hollywood personality who has no power to harm them.
Thanks for the ping, dear TEXOKIE! Gibson should be free to do whatever movie he chooses.
“Waaahhh! Look at me! I’m a hyper-sensitive, liberal Jew.”
Is it just me, or has anybody else noticed that liberal Jews seem to believe (mistakenly) that only “Jews” may portray jews in the movies, while at the same time are mum about Jews portraying Christians and gentiles in Hollywood movies for almost 100 years. Talk about a double standard, eh?
This Rabbi sounds like a Jewish version of Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson.
Gibson has a BIG mouth and has made obnoxious comments, but what if this movie portrays Maccabee well and truthfully? That would go a long way (IMHO) towards making amends.
If this were done well and straight, it would be a great movie. Moreover, it might be a way for Mel to make amends to the Jewish community for his drunken anti-Semitic slur, which he is definitely responsible for (The Passion of the Christ was in no way anti-Semitic, simply a portrayal of the story in the Gospels.)
Yes, I agree - that is exactly how it sounds. Well, in any event, “Jewish Leaders” whatever that is, I am sure don’t speak for every Jew in America. Hopefully this will be a good movie. I will definitely go see it when it comes out.
Can’t watch Gibson anymore after he dumped his wife for the floosey. It’s a shame, too, since several of his movies were old favorites.
To forgive is divine.
At that point, he was getting bashed so relentlessly by the Jews, and the MSM for creating “The Passion” that I don’t blame him for breaking under the strain. He creates a brilliant film in dedication to his new found faith and a renewed vigor that resulted, but he got literally crucified for it and they are still holding it over his head as if he had made a film glorifying Nazism. That film wasn’t just a dedication to faith, but a brilliantly done piece of cinematic art, with a rawness that was real and he went above and beyond what he had to do. Since then he’s done “Apocalypto,” which is a genius film that brings to reality the culture of the declining Mayan empire and it also was done in the same fashion, with a reality that next to no directors/producers take the time to recreate.
Anyone in his situation would have cracked up and gone beserk.
As a Jew, I welcome Gibson’s effort here, as so far detailed. But do it right! The story of the Maccabees is not some cute story about a menorah and ‘8 crazy nights’ as most Jews vacuously ‘celebrate’ it today. Google ‘Meir Kahane’ and ‘Chanukah’ to find out what it is REALLY about.
In vino veritas.
Those opinions are shared by any number of other political and entertainment industry individuals, though, so all the high moral dudgeon directed solely at Gibson must have been motivated by something else.
What do you suppose that might have been?
“At that point, he was getting bashed so relentlessly by the Jews....”
Oh, so now you are blaming the Jewish people for making Mel Gibson state that the “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”
Is there any thing else you want to blame of the Jewish people?
Well, living in the US and not experiencing the stuff that other Jews have had to has certainly made them soft. They are liberal because they can afford to be.
I’m not blaming all Jews and I didn’t exclude the MSM from the disgust I feel. Too many Jews freaked out that Americans would end up becoming brutally anti-semetic, but it didn’t happen.
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