Jews run Hollywood, the old cliche goes.
So an outsider might find it strange that one of Hollywood’s biggest studios, Warner Bros., agreed to make a movie about one of the Jewish world’s greatest heroes with a star known for going on anti-Semitic tirades.
And when the plans to film “Judah Maccabee” fell apart this month, igniting a feud between producer Mel Gibson and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas that involved more accusations of anti-Semitism, Hollywood again went for Mel.
A cross-section of industry figures interviewed by JTA — all of them Jewish and a number of whom come from families who survived the Holocaust or fled the Nazis — overwhelmingly defended Gibson over the Hungarian-born Eszterhas.
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