B’nai B’rith International condemns the hateful statements made by Hollywood film director Oliver Stone in a July 25 interview with the British newspaper, the Sunday Times.
Stone’s rhetoric about the Holocaust, U.S. foreign policy toward Iran, and “Jewish control” of the media is a result of a seriously misguided view of history and contemporary geopolitics.
Stone’s belief that “Jewish control” of the media prevents an open debate of the Holocaust in the U.S. is a centuries-old canard that parrots the anti-Semitic rants of today’s hatemongers. It gives a disturbing hint of what Stone plans for a movie that will put Hilter and Stalin “in context” and helps to explain how he can defend the actions of Iran.
Unfortunately, these are not the first inflammatory remarks Stone has made—in January, he defended Hitler by labeling him “an easy scapegoat throughout history.”
These types of hateful remarks are harmful and must be denounced.