“I have always said the film may fuel anti-Semitism, but I never said it was anti-Semitic,” he [The national director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman] said. The nature of “The Passion” is, “when you walk out, you are angry at those who set [Christ] up.” However, according to a poll released Monday by the Institute for Jewish and Community Research in San Francisco, only 2 percent of the 1,003 adults polled said “The Passion” is more likely to make them hold all Jews responsible. Eighty-three percent said it did not make them blame contemporary Jews and 9 percent said the film made them less likely to do so. In a subgroup of 146 persons polled who had seen the film, 80 percent said it had no effect on their views, 5 percent said it made them hold Jews responsible and 12 percent said it made them less likely to do so.
Another recent poll of 2,500 people, 85 percent of whom are evangelical Christians, conducted by the Chicago-based International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, showed only 1.7 percent of respondents blamed all Jews for Christ’s death. Mr. Foxman called both polls “wishful thinking.”
I suppose he’s partly right. I still have no problem with Jews, but I can say that the movie has made me dislike sanctimonious Jews like Abe Foxman, who attempt to influence others through deception, dishonesty and wild accusations. Almost Pharasaic, you could say. If the guy had a brain, he’d publicly admit that he was wrong and apologize to Mel Gibson and the Christian community; I very much doubt that he’s smart enough to do that, though.