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Eli Roth: Russell Crowe Is NOT Anti-Semitic

6/10/2011 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Eli Roth is outraged that a reporter for The Hollywood Reporter took what he says was a "joking exchange between friends" -- Eli and Russell Crowe -- and then attacked Crowe as being anti-Semitic.

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It all started when Eli and Russell -- who often tease each other on Twitter -- were joking about circumcision.  Crowe tweeted, "I love my Jewish friends.  I love the apple and the honey and the funny little hats but stop cutting yr babies," adding, "I'll take attentive parenting over barbarism."

Apparently a reporter from The Hollywood Reporter saw the exchange and went after Russell with a headline that said he "insults Jews."

Eli tells TMZ, "The headline blatantly attempts to make Russell look like an anti-Semite.  It's tabloid journalism at its worst."

Eli adds, "No one contacted either of us.  It's terrible.  Russell is a great person and respectful of all religions."

And, Eli says, "The press is trying to terrify celebrities into not using Twitter.  They want to show they can still ruin you.  It's sickening."

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91.

suzy    

Personally all males should be cut. Looks like an elephant trunk...Do your boys a favor, don't let them be ridiculed in school. Get them cut...And if a woman says it doesn't matter, she's lying. Like guys like smelly bushy tuna.

1181 days ago
92.

Howie    

Harveysmom about an hour ago

Hey Jews, get over it. 8 million non Jews were killed by the Nazi's. But your doing a good job of changing history.
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Yes, the Nazis were evil to Jews and Christians alike, murdering millions of Jews and millions of Christians in Europe in WW 2. The difference was they planned and executed an extermination campaign to kill all the Jews in Europe, mostly with poison gas in death (concentration) camps, and ended up killing most of them there. Almost all the millions of Jews whom the Nazis killed were unarmed, defenseless civilians. Most of the Christians that the Nazis killed were armed soldiers in battles, and most of them were Russian soldiers. There's a big difference between killing unarmed civilians in death camps and killing soldiers in battle. Do you understand the difference?

If the Nazis had planned and executed an extermination campaign against the Catholics of Europe and ended up killing most Catholics in Europe, and if you were a Catholic, you'd be pretty upset, don't you think?

You telling Jews to "get over it" is childish. They have a right to be pissed off about it and to say "Never Again" and to act so that kind of genocide will never happen again to them. The Jews have a majority Jewish, democratic, Western state now that will not allow another state to murder millions of unarmed Jews. They didn't have that during WW 2 so no state tried to prevent the Nazi genocide of Jews.

No one is changing history. History cannot be changed. But the future sure can and will be changed by good-hearted people who will stand against any attempts to commit genocide against any race, religious, linguistic, ethnic or cultural group.

1181 days ago
93.

Howie    

the Seeker 6 hours ago

Howie,
How did my helping hungry children get food and medical supplies get spun into support for militant Islam ?
Hamas has been in control of Gaza for less than 5 years.
If you noticed I said I have been to the West Bank = P.A/Fatah
You are using calculated lies and faulty presumptions about my efforts in an effort to drown out my OPINIONS on a gossip site moreover, I am calling BS on the hundreds of trucks you claim bring supplies to Palestine daily, If you really are a educated honest person you would know the trucks sit at the border fence for days at a time for no legitimate reason and are stopped constantly as a tool of control/punishment.Any comments on the right of return and the giant land grab during the wall construction.
Inshallah it will be done.
WB/tmz chose to publish the story on a platform for discussions so STFU with the fake threats our government has more important things to worry about than your crybaby victimization screams...
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@the Seeker:

You are a liar. There are no hungry children in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and there is no shortage of medicine there so there was no need for you to smuggle food and medicine to them. So, you claim you smuggled food and medicine to Fatah on the West Bank, but you did not. You have been found out. You are such a liar. No one smuggles food to the West Bank and never have because they have plenty of food there. They grow a lot of food there and they import a lot. The borders between the West Bank and Jordan and between the West Bank and Israel are open and food and medicine flows freely both ways across the borders.

Israel sends an average of over 200 full trucks a day of food, medicine, clothes and other goods to the West Bank every day. That's not some days. That takes into account when they have to stop the trucks from passing into Gaza on some days because insane Gazan terrorists are bombing Israel, bombing the trucks and even bombing the border crossings. Show us the pictures of the poor starving Arab children in Gaza or the West Bank! You can't because they don't exist. You're such a big liar. Your lies are so transparent, you have to be out of your mind to make up those lies. Show us any links to any websites that show us any starving Palestinian children or adults in Gaza or the West Bank! You can't. They don't exist. You're a propaganda tool.

You have no right of return. It doesn't exist under International Law. If you were born in Israel and left it during wartime because your leaders promised you you could return after your Arab armies had conquered Israel and killed all the Jews there in wars your Arab countries started, I have news for you: The Arab countries lost all the wars they started and waged against Israel. When you lose wars, there are consequences for the losers. That's you: you're the losers. So, you don't get back what you lost unless you negotiate a full peace, recognize Israel's right to exist as a majority Jewish democratic state, accept a demilitarized Palestinian state, accept a peace agreement as a full solution without coming back for more demands on Israel later and agree any Palestinian refugees will be settled if they like in Palestine, not Israel. You don't get an Arab Muslim state of Palestine and get to destroy Israel by overruning Israel with millions of Arab Muslims who never lived in Israel and convert Israel into another (the 24th) Arab Muslim state. Sorry, you lost all the wars, so you don't get to dictate the terms of Israel's surrender to you.

There were an equal number (over 600,000) of Jewish refugees who were stripped of all their wealth, lands and possessions and kicked out of Arab countries after 1948, as Arab refugees who left Israel after 1948. Where's your plan to compensate those Jewish refugees? Your plan doesn't exist because you're not interested in a fair settlement, a real peace of a just compensation for all refugees. You only want to use the Arab refugee issue as a tool to overrun Israel with millions of Arab Muslims and thereby destroy Israel as a majority Jewish, democratic state, in addition to your new state of Palestine. We see through your propaganda.

And the only reason there is now a wall separating Israel from most of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria are their real, original names, not the West Bank which was coined by Britain less than 100 years ago when they conquered the area from the Turkish Ottoman Empire), is to keep out the hordes of bloodthirsty, savage Arab Muslim terrorists who killed over 1,000 Jews in the 2nd Intifada mostly by suicide bombers blowing up Jews in Israeli buses, bars, cafes, restaurants, streets and shopping centers. The wall has saved countless lives. The wall has created some inconveniences for West Bank Palestinians who want to work in Israel for Jewish employers. But not as much inconvenience as the Jews found being killed by Palestinian terrorists. The dead Jews found that more inconvenient than having to wait at a checkpoint for a soldier to find out if you're carrying a bomb, gun or knife on you.

So, Inshallah, there will one day be a real, durable, just peace between Arabs and Israel. But you won't destroy Israel, no matter how much you try, "the Seeker".

Most Americans (over 70%) support Israel not because they love the Jews, but because Americans share common values with Israelis like the love of freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association, freedom of the press, and freedom to vote in a real democracy, none of which you'll find in any of the 22 Arab Muslim countries.

Look at what's happening in most of the Arab countries where their rulers are despotic dictators oppressing and slaughtering their civilian populations like in Egypt, Algeria, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, etc. etc.

And you want Americans to support your Arab dictatorial regimes. You make me laugh!

Your cause, "the Seeker", to destroy Israel is doomed.

Have a nice day.

1181 days ago
94.

Howie    

One correction to my last comment: I wrote "Israel sends an average of over 200 full trucks a day of food, medicine, clothes and other goods to the West Bank every day."

I meant to type "to Gaza every day", not to the West Bank every day. That is on average.

Even more food is being transported to and from the West Bank than to Gaza because more people live in the West Bank than Gaza.

But there is still no food and no medicine shortage in the West Bank and there has not been one. No one is starving there for lack of food anymore than anyone is starving in Sweden or Spain for lack of food.

1181 days ago
95.

Howie    

ashley 8 hours ago

HOWIE: BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH

@Howie: STFU. Liberal ass b****
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@ashley: Who said I was "Liberal"? Hardly. I'm pretty conservative on many issues and I believe in equal human and civil rights for all American citizens. That's something you apparently don't believe in. Might that be because you're a prejudiced person? I think you are. Heck, even you think you are. Scratch that. You know you are.

Your comment "Blah Blah..." contributes nothing to the discussion here, but then again you can't squeeze water out of a rock.

So, "ashley" STFU yourself, you dullard/dolt/moron.

1181 days ago
96.

Howie    

the Seeker has lunatic, nutcase opinions.

Let me clear up one of your numerous delusions since you seem so intent on deceiving Americans. You seem to be a little confused as to who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and hijacked 4 American passenger planes on 9/11: It was 19 Arab Muslim terrorists working on behalf of the Arab Muslim terrorist group Al Quaida whose leader was the Arab Muslim leader Osama Bin Ladin who was born in Saudi Arabia. 15 of the Arab Muslim terrorists who hijacked those planes were born in Saudi Arabia. Osama Bin Ladin and Al Quaida claimed responsibility for 9/11 and Palestinian Arab Muslims celebrated the deaths of almost 3,000 Americans that day by handing out sweets (candies) to people in the streets of cities in Gaza and the West Bank. That's how much the Palestinians like and respect America and Americans.

Arab Muslim terrorists have attacked and killed Americans many times like in the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, the Marine Barracks in Beirut, the USS Cole, the US servicemen who were killed at Fort Hood, Texas and at a disco and an airport in Germany, etc. Arab Muslim terrorists killing Americans is not something new or unusual. They are trying to destroy America because we stand for freedom and they stand for an autocratic, totalitarian Islamist Caliphate to control the entire world.

You know that full well but you pretend you don't because you're a supporter of those Arab Muslim terrorists like those in Fatah and other Palestinian terrorist groups.

Well, we---the American people through our American soldiers---killed your leader, Osama Bin Laden and we're still killing other Al Quaida members all over the world. We won't stop until all Al Quaida members are dead, imprisoned or rendered harmless to us and our friends and allies.

And we're still arresting on a consistent basis more and more Arab Muslim terrorists in America who were planning to commit terrorism in the USA and kill American citizens. We won't stop doing that either.

The Arab Muslim terrorists will lose. America and Americans will win. And there's nothing, you 'the Seeker' can do to stop that.

1181 days ago
97.

For Levin    

Harvey Levin - I just heard you say on TV that cir***cision is a legitimate debate with 2 sides. Are you aware that there are measures to ban cir***cision in Santa Monica and San Francisco as a mutilation of children? Do you understand that if this were the law everywhere that Jewish parents would be imprisoned for mutilating their sons and have their children taken away from them? This is not an exaggeration. This "debate" is nothing but a hateful attack and ban on Jews. You are naive and damaging by giving this credence. I hope that you rethink your statement and correct it on TV.

1181 days ago
98.

balance63    

The real story here is why are celebs still using sites like Twitter or Facebook? So many people seem to get into trouble over what they write on these sites - dont they realise its not like email and that virtually anyone can see what they write. I am sure Russell is not anti semetic but he may be a little simple for using Twitter to stir up his mate. Mind you what would gossip sites have to write about if celebs stop making twits of themselves on twitter?

1181 days ago
99.

balance63    

the problem with TMZ is that when you read the article, you tend to read the first posts. But usually after a few pages of comments the topic usually has changed to name calling and people generally being judgemental of what anyone has written. A lot of passionate people read gossip sites apparently. My first post appearing after Howie's countless comments makes it seems as if we read two totally different articles lol. My point, TMZ should show last comments first!!!

1181 days ago
100.

amy    

Good god people! The last few comments illustrate my previous post. ONE person wrote an article for ONE publication, yet you're using this as an opportunity to slam ALL Jews and accuse us of racism, elitism, etc.

Did a coalition of Jewish people speak out against Russell Crowe? No! Did the Anti-Defamation League comment on this? No! Have you heard hordes of Jews say they will ban Russell Crow movies? No. In fact the one and only jew who has spoken out against this supported Russell Crow.

By assuming that all Jews are angry over Russell Crowe's comments and by using this as an opportunity to say "here go the Jews again," you are turning the mirror around on yourselves and showing who the true racists are.

1180 days ago
101.

Howie    

@balance63: You conveniently didn't mention "the Seeker"'s countless comments extolling Palestinian terrorists and trying to deceive people into believing that Jews attacked America on 9/11 instead of the real perpetrators of 9/11 who were Arab Muslim terrorists of the Al Quaida organization.

I responded to his wholesale attacks against Jews and Israel. Someone has to respond to all the hate-filled, lying attacks by prejudiced Arab Muslim and lunatic leftist terrorist supporters.

The original story was about male cir***cision. I clearly stated that it should be the parents' choice and not banned because it has been demonstrated scientifically through clinical and epidemiological studies that male cir***cision has health benefits of lowering STD transmission and occurrence rates and occurrence rates of penile cancer.

1180 days ago
102.

Howie    

aemish 3 hours ago

Puh-Leez. Jews themselves are the biggest anti-Semites in the world. Just ask them how they feel about Palestinians.
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You don't like Jews, obviously. All the Palestinians have to do if they want peace and a state of their own besides Jordan where 70% of the population is already Palestinian, is to accept the right of Israel to exist within secure, durable borders as it is which is a majority Jewish democratic state with a large minority (over 20% of the population) of Arab Muslims as its full citizens. But the Palestinians won't do that because they want to destroy Israel completely. And Israelis are supposed to love Palestinians and welcome the Palestinians' attempts to destroy Israel? You are delusional.

1180 days ago
103.

Howie    

Allen Ridak, you are the prejudiced hate-monger. Clearly. That's why you are obsessed with making jokes against Jews and homosexuals. Get over yourself, you racist cretin and STFUADD.

1180 days ago
104.

BillyBurke    

WOW

The reaction and comments are even funnier than the fact the comments were even picked up by the press.

If Eli Roth AKA the Bear Juden says his Goyim friend is not anti-Semitic, that should be good enough for anyone, Jew or Gentile.

1180 days ago
105.

balance63    

Howie 38 minutes ago @balance63: You conveniently didn't mention "the Seeker"'s countless comments extolling Palestinian terrorists and trying to deceive people into believing that Jews attacked America on 9/11 instead of the real perpetrators of 9/11 who were Arab Muslim terrorists of the Al Quaida organization.

I responded to his wholesale attacks against Jews and Israel. Someone has to respond to all the hate-filled, lying attacks by prejudiced Arab Muslim and lunatic leftist terrorist supporters.

The original story was about male cir***cision. I clearly stated that it should be the parents' choice and not banned because it has been demonstrated scientifically through clinical and epidemiological studies that male cir***cision has health benefits of lowering STD transmission and occurrence rates and occurrence rates of penile cancer.


Sorry man, I just read the page my comment came up and thought it did nt "flow " with what was being posted at the time. But dude if you reckon somebody is saying crazy stuff, sometimes best to say nothing, let the crazy speak for itself. For the record, I am not Jewish but I am cut. I thank God every day Im cut - I fully agree with what you are saying about cir***cision. I certainly dont feel I was mutilated, rather I feel I was improved.

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