Jewish, Christian clergy to hold discussion after screening
JERUSALEM - An Israeli movie theater plans to screen Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," a decision likely to raise an uproar in the Jewish
state over accusations the movie is anti-Semitic.
The Tel Aviv Cinematheque is in final negotiations with Gibson's production company for a one-time showing of the film in Israel, probably in a few
months, cinema manager Alon Garbuz said.
The release of the movie in the United States sparked a debate over whether Jews bore responsibility for Jesus' Crucifixion. Rabbis in the United
States warned that the film would fuel anti-Semitism.
Angry Jewish reaction prompted the Vatican to reiterate its stance that Jews were not collectively responsible for Jesus' persecution. Gibson has
said he didn't mean to portray Jews in a damaging light, and was only trying to depict the New Testament as it was written...
I just watched this movie today for the first time.
I have to wonder why the Israelis are so afraid of this movie.
I thought it was a great movie.
I am not a religous man, but I found this movie and story very moving... It was a feeling I don't remember ever having while watching a movie.
Rather you believe Jesus was just a man or was actually the son of god, I believe given the written records of what happened to this man, this movie
So why are Israeli jews today so worried about the events shown in this movie?
I did not see anything anti-semitic in it at all.
Did I miss something?
[Edited on 25-4-2004 by UM_Gazz]