Would Somebody Please Tell Abe Foxman to Shut Up?

Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade all of that from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take away our lives, but they'll never take - our dreidels?

He has portrayed the Crucifixion - now Mel Gibson has his sights set on the tale that led to Chanukah.

"The Passion of the Christ" director told WABC's Sean Hannity yesterday that he's planning a movie based on a Jewish rebellion nearly 200 years before the birth of Christ...

A story about heroic Jews might insulate Gibson from charges of anti-Semitism leveled by the movie's critics. But some Jews might not take kindly to Gibson, a conservative Catholic, interpreting their history.

Anti-Defamation League Executive Director Abe Foxman told the Orlando Sentinel recently that if Gibson dramatizes the rebellion, "we'll lose."

"He'll write his own history," Foxman said. "I would prefer to leave the fate of Jewish history and Hollywood to Steven Spielberg. The Maccabees ... are our sacred history."

Ugh. Now I know how some black people feel whenever Jessie Jackson opens his mouth.

On a lighter note,

Gibson talked politics as well as religion during the Hannity interview.

One of a small number of Hollywood conservatives, Gibson said he thinks "a lot of what" President Bush "does is good," but he has been "having my doubts of late.

"It's all to do with these weapons [of mass destruction] that we can't seem to find, and why did we go over there [to Iraq]."

The conservative talk-show host, a Bush supporter, quickly changed the subject.

[link via the jewschool for social research]

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"He'll write his own

"He'll write his own history," Foxman said. "I would prefer to leave the fate of Jewish history and Hollywood to Steven Spielberg. The Maccabees ... are our sacred history."

Because only [insert group here] can accurately interpret, discuss, and speak about [insert group here]'s history, ideology, and course of action. Whatta moron.

Well Gibson does have an

Well Gibson does have an interesting way of revisionism...movies like The Patriot and Braveheart. When asked why he made up atrocities in The Patriot he claimed it was "artistic licence". Yeah right, artistic licence to make the British looks like the SS.