The award-winning actor-director who made headlines 10 years ago for going on a drunken anti-Semitic rage, has been anonymously donating to the Survivor Mitzvah Project which brings emergency aid to Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe who are in desperate need of food, medicine, heat and shelter.
Friends of Israel are rubbing their eyes with unbelief that Gibson would donate anonymously to Holocaust survivors, so it had to be investigated. After many inquiries, the charity confirmed that the celebrity has been assisting them over the years.
“Mel Gibson is helping Holocaust survivors in eight countries—it’s remarkable,” said Zane Buzby, director of the Survivor Mitzvah Project. “I have a great respect for people who turn their lives around. I think that everyone makes mistakes in life, and the real proof of what kind of human being you are is what you do with that mistake. He’s educated himself. He’s done philanthropic work now, and I think that actions speak very loudly…And his actions have helped a lot of people.”