AJC Comments on Mel Gibson Apology

AJC Comments on Mel Gibson Apology

August 1, 2006 - New York - The American Jewish Committee welcomes Mel Gibson's apology to the Jewish community, but true contrition must stand the test of time.

"In the Jewish tradition, we are very receptive of repentance, but complete repentance is measured by actions, not just words, over time," said AJC Executive Director David A. Harris.

"Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic tirade when arrested for DUI last weekend was both outrageous and hurtful," said Harris. "While we appreciate his statement of apology, more importantly, we look forward in the months and years ahead to Gibson matching his contrition with his own deeds."

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