The title given in Hebrew was somehow mistakenly translated in the English rendition at Haaretz. The author, Prof. Dina Porat, is the head of the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University.
While searching for Amazon links, I was quite amused by the Ford story: The Ford Foundation was, when I had the opportunity to meet with it's officers some ten years ago, highly committed to peace oriented educational ventures in Israel.
"Immediately upon its opening in the United States, Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of Christ," which depicts the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus, stirred up a flood of reactions throughout the media and stormy public debates. The film premiered at about 2,000 cinemas on Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the events leading to Easter, when Jesus was handed over to the Romans and crucified.
I saw the film twice, and it is a ..."