The Jewish Journal Of Greater Los Angeles: “‘There are only two parties to what occurred the Jews, of whom Jesus was one of them, and the Romans,’ Hier said. ‘Now since the Romans are not here anymore, if you’re upset with how Jesus died, there’s only people left to blame and that’s the Jews.’”
The heat that is being generated by this Gibson film is quite something. Of course the Jews were to blame for killing Jesus, but so were the Romans, so were the other nationalities who were no doubt in Jerusalem at the time, and so were all of mankind. In a nice touch I understand Gibson underlines his personal guilt in the death of Jesus by using his hands in the scene of Jesus’ hands being nailed to the cross.