Foxman Take His Passion to Vatican City

Abraham H. Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League official, was in Rome Feb. 16-18 on his way to a European conference on anti-Semitism. He said he wanted to use the opportunity to express his concerns about Mel Gibson’s film and to seek a Vatican statement about it.

“I’m reaching out to the Catholic Church and saying, ‘It’s time for you to step up to the plate. Mr. Gibson is challenging your teaching,'” Foxman told Catholic News Service Feb. 17.

The Vatican, of course, yawned. Said Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, “I saw no anti-Semitism in the film.”

One thought on “Foxman Take His Passion to Vatican City

  1. What I’d like to know is, how many Jews are actually planning to see the film and decide for themselves? That seems like the smarter thing to do, instead of taking an opinion based on media hype. We’re Jews, we’re supposed to question things- that means being informed for ourselves, and not just citing sources. I’m not saying the Jewish community is right or wrong in their assessment of/assumptions about the film- I’m saying that I’m sick of reading these paranoia-filled articles that attempt to tell us as a community how to think about a certain issue. And I can’t be the only one who’s already annoyed and bored with it all.

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