Speaking as a Catholic theologian, I would be bound to condemn anti-Semitism or anti-Judaism in any recounting of the passion and death of Christ--and not just because of the terrible harm that has been done to Jewish people on these grounds, but also because, as I have already suggested, this represents a profound misunderstanding of the passion narratives.For a full transcript of the ZENIT interview, click here.
But let me answer your question plainly: There is absolutely nothing anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish about Mel Gibson's film.
It is regrettable that people who had not seen the film, but only reviewed early versions of the script, gave rise to the charge that The Passion of the Christ is anti-Semitic. I am convinced that once the film is released and people get a chance to see it, the charge of anti-Semitism will simply evaporate."
FOLLOW-UP: After Dianne Sawyer's interview with Mel Gibson on ABC the weekend before Ash Wednesday, we received word from Chris Blosser's blog, Against the Grain, of the following magnificent post from "Dyspeptic Mutterings" which provides insight into what Gibson is going through in relation to his father. Highly recommended.