Hollywood Jews back Gibson on ‘Judah Maccabee’

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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