09:45 GMT +327 March 2017
    Tourists with umbrellas walk through the Holocaust Memorial on July 28, 2011 in Berlin.

    Mel Gibson Has Silently Supported Holocaust Survivors for Years

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    Hollywood actor and director Mel Gibson has been secretly providing financial support to Holocaust Survivors for nearly a decade, after he was widely criticized for anti-Semitic remarks he made while drunk.

    Zane Buzby, actress and founder of the Survivor Mitzvah Project, which delivers aid to Holocaust survivors in isolated areas of Europe, said on Friday that the "Braveheart" star immediately responded to the charity's appeal for help about ten years ago, after the public backlash he received for his actions in a state of alcoholic intoxication.

    In July 2006, Gibson made headlines after he was recorded making anti-Semitic comments during a DUI arrest in Malibu, California. He was also largely criticized for "The Passion of the Christ" movie, which caused controversy after Jewish and other religious groups attacked the film for carrying the idea that Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus.

    Last year, Gibson said in an interview with Deadline that he deliberately stayed out of the spotlight for a decade as he wanted to educate and "fix himself," instead of just pretending as if he was cured and quickly "screwing up again."

    ​According to Buzby, Gibson — who was nominated for an Oscar this year for the World War II drama "Hacksaw Ridge" — has managed to turn his life around.

    "I think that everyone makes mistakes in life, and I think the real proof of what kind of human being you are is what you do with that mistake." She said.

    "He's done philanthropic work now, and I think that actions speak very loudly… and his actions have helped a lot of people."

    Buzby pointed out that Gibson doesn't just write a check but has learned about the mission and helped raise additional funds by getting other people involved.    


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      after Jewish and other religious groups attacked the film for carrying the idea that Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus.
      Uh, yeah, that's what happened for those who believe the New Testament, which doesn't include Jews. So the groups are criticizing Christians for being Christians.
    • Mystic-One
      Mel has been strong armed by Jewish power just like Henry Ford whose fortune was left to the hands of Jews. He knows the truth and he knows this too:

      39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

      40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

      41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

      42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

      43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

      44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

      45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

      John 8 39-45
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      Marques rouges
      Wait... Germany has paid billions and is still paying billion to lsraeI for what happened 80 years ago (while they don't help German victims who also lost everything), but there are still survivors who need Gibson's help ??????????
      Where did these billions go ? Are they still so many survivors after all these years ? Makes you wonder how many they were at that time, if the 6 million figure is right and they were millions of survivors, that means they were more than 10% of Europe's total population ?
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      Its too obvious. everybody knows why he had to do it.
      Everybody knows whats happening to someone in the media business who does not bow to them.
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      “The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.” – Mark Twain (source)
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      terryjohnodgersin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, Yes, that is the take out from the New Testament and 'The Passion of the Christ' which I believe is an excellent representation of actual historical events.

      My respect for Gibson as a person after reading this article has gone up. Well done Mel!
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toMarques rouges(Show commentHide comment)
      Marques rouges, maybe you should familiarize yourself with what actually happens and why Gibson has been so generous all these years.
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