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August 13, 2003
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Mel Gibson’s new film will fuel anti-Semitism if it is released without changes, the Anti- Defamation League said. The organization says “The Passion” blames Jews for Jesus’ crucifixion and relies on sinister medieval stereotypes and historical errors. Christians and Jews long have worked to negate the teachings about Jewish complicity in Jesus’ death that “The Passion” features, the ADL said.

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