Barkat: My goal is to be able to respond within one minute to any security incident
Touting the management of Gaza war reporting
Labor MK Shai mocks Israeli threat to Iran
EXCLUSIVE: IDF c'tee reimposes multiple life sentences on Schalit deal rearrested Palestinians
Troops kill Gazan who approached security fence
Coalition in turmoil after cabinet approves controversial 'Jewish state bill'
Ministers okay poverty panel’s recommendations
Deri: We won't join government until after next elections
Galilee man arrested for joining Islamic State
Sharp rise in additional, private health insurance costs
Health Scan: BGU course makes med students more empathetic
The toilet taboo
Pro-public health advocates battle against private-medicine lobbying and ad campaign
From Silicon Valley to Silicon Wadi
'Leviathan gas reservoir to begin flowing by early 2018'
New kid's Israeli archaeology game launched for iPhone
Green Knesset advances as MKs replace paper with iPads
Funeral Monday for Israel Zamir, only son of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Festival review: Curtain Up 2014
JEST’s grand finale
A taste Of Poland
Jerusalem still perfect after tough battle in Rishon
Sakhnin edges Beitar in subdued showdown
Rishon’s credentials to come under scrutiny vs J’lem
Vermut clinches dramatic win for Hapoel TA
Analysis: Will controversial 'Jewish state bill' shake up Netanyahu's coalition?
Turkish governor's wish to morph synagogue into museum raises ire
Nazi-looted art collection may find new home in Switzerland
Ukrainian president to mark Auschwitz liberation in Prague
Reform to ease accreditation of immigrant professionals
A View from Down Under: Anti-Semitism rising in NZ
Analysis: When the West and Arab nations differ
Iran seeks a second political framework as historic nuclear talks stall
Iran and world powers set to miss nuclear talks deadline, seek extension, sources say
Egypt would send troops to future Palestinian state if all parties agree, Sisi says
Day before Iran nuclear deal deadline, PM says Israel will always defend itself
Think About It: National unity and a national unity government
Terra Incognita: Murder, tourism and loving Islamic State
November 24: A modest soul
Berlin: Stumbling Stones and street art
Reality Check: Netanyahu has given up on full equality for Israel’s Arabs
Cinema of reconciliation
On the volcano’s edge
Knowledge, power and abuse
Q&A with a Colombian lone soldier
European Press: Dividing line
Veterans: Keeping an ear out for change
Book Review: Written from his heart
This Week in Jerusalem
Who is your God?
Grapevine: Amazing place
A voice from India
Happily Eva After: When the going gets tough...
Grapevine: Reclaiming our heritage
Upscale dining in Neveh Tzedek
Recognizing Palestine – anomalies and ambiguities
Dacca fighting New Delhi’s war too
A war for the soul of Israel’s Arab community
Iran and the West – how big a gap?
A song for Cheshvan: 'The Eucalyptus Grove'
הָאַרְכִיוֹן שֶל רוֹמַן וִישְנִיָאק
Har Nof in flames
Q&A with a Guatemalan combat soldier
Meet the Ambassador: No longer a conference diplomat
‘Post’ leads the way with new podcast
Grapevine: The highest accolade of all
The secret of Jewish survival
Tempête au sein de la coalition
Crise de confiance
Qui prendra la relève de Mahmoud Abbas ?
Arafat, Abbas, même combat ?
Daniel Oren, maestro d’Israël, d’Italie et d’ailleurs !
Nos plus belles années ?
De Berlin à New York, 1920-1975
Le pogrome de Constantine
Le pot de chocolat liégeois par qui le scandale arrive
Le dernier kibboutz
La course aux étoiles
Les mordus du français
On n’invite pas un pyromane à éteindre un incendie
Tuer l’EI dans l’œuf
Le mont du Temple et la guerre sainte de l’islam
Les attentats du lundi 10 novembre vus par la presse française
L’Europe, nouvelle alliée d’Abbas ?
Temple Mount: Common ground between Jews and Christians
Pope Francis condemns Palestinian violence
Last Christian shop-owners in Old City: 'Tourists afraid of the politics'
Kurdish refugees struggle to survive as they outrun Assad's army and ISIS
Discover Ramla from a Christian persepective
KKL Belgium Donates Portable Bomb Shelter to Kiryat Gat
KKL-JNF Awards 2014 Blumberg Prize
Exploring the Ilanot Botanical Garden and the Vickar Observation Point
Cornerstone Laid for Sports Rehab Park at Meir Hospital
Mexican Politician and Business Leader Miguel Aleman Velasco Visits KKL-JNF in Jerusalem
International Conference in Sde Boker: Combating Desertification Together
Rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan: Bringing the River Back to Life
Central America Celebrates Independence at the Rabin Center
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
Cleanup Day Activities in Central Israel
International Cleanup Day: Cleaning Together in Northern Israel
KKL-JNF's Eyes in the Forest - The Horshim Forest Green Patrol
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Start-up Israel: KKL Italy November Mission Learns about Israel's Past and Future
KKL-JNF and Desert Agriculture Latin American Diplomats visit the Negev
A Successful Annual Fundraising Event for KKL Milan
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
11.24.2014 | 2 Kislev, 5775
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys
Dance review: Maya Brinner –‘Local’ Jaffa Port
‘Armed’ and dangerous
US music legend Seymour Stein to scout Israeli artists
Robin Williams, remembering the man of many voices
The play must go on
Dance review: Dafi Dance Group Warehouse 2, Jaffa Port
The prince of romance hits all the right keys
Return of ladino popularity ruthy
Eyal Sher to head Israel Festival
Menahem Golan, pioneering Israeli filmmaker, dies at 85
TODD CUNNINGHAM/THEWRAP (REUTERS) \
Writer: Mel Gibson to do 'Jewish Braveheart'
Mel Gibson 390.
Writer Joe Eszterhas, who says he's just a couple of weeks away from completing his script on the Jewish hero Judah Maccabee, says that he's convinced Mel Gibson is the right director for the project."At one of the early meetings," Eszterhas recalled, "Adam Fogelson, Universal Pictures’ chairman, said to him, 'Why do you want to do this story?' Mel said, 'Because I think I should.' I liked that answer very much."Eszterhas, the Hungarian-American writer, best known for his work on Basic Instinct and Showgirls, made the comments in a Q&A with Andrew Goldman, published in Sunday's New York Times magazine. Gibson's 2004 film The Passion of the Christ was viewed by many as anti-Semitic and he was quoted in a police report as saying that "the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world" during a 2006 drunk driving arrest. "We both saw it as Mel, maybe from his heart, wanting to do a terrific Braveheart-like movie about Jewish history," said Eszterhas, who said he was comfortable working with Gibson despite his problems."I’ve seen him explode at guests in his houses," Eszterhas said. "And I think that his ex-girlfriend is probably right about one thing: He needs medication. To me, The Passion of the Christ was not anti-Semitic. I loved it. But I am concerned about what he said to the highway patrolman. The answer is going to come when I finish the script and I see his reaction."Though generally positive in regard to Gibson, Eszterhas, who like Gibson is Catholic, seemed to mock the idea of talking religion with him."Mel built this beautiful church in the Agoura Hills where the only priests who can say Mass are pre-Vatican II priests. So it’s almost like a private chapel. In my mind, his Catholicism is a figment of his imagination."
Your comment must be approved by a moderator before being published on JPost.com.
Disqus users can post comments automatically.
Comments must adhere to our Talkback policy. If you believe that a comment has breached the Talkback policy, please press the flag icon to bring it to the attention of our moderation team.
Sign up for our newsletter
Please insert a valid email address
By signing up to The Jpost mailing list, I hereby