In today's WSJ "Best of the Web" section, James Taranto comments that Mel Gibson's The Passion is a hit among Palestinians for its negative portrayal of Jews. No surprise there, but Taranto then adds:
Still, even if the complaints are valid, we can't help but wonder if Jewish groups were imprudent to air them so vigorously. Absent the controversy that ensued, the Arabs might never have had any interest in "The Passion."
So when a major Hollywood star makes a multi-million dollar film that traffics in anti-semitic stereotypes, and said film is popular among Palestinians, who's to blame? The Jews, of course.