(photo: Reuters)

(photo: Reuters)

By Ari Soffer - March 26, 2015

Originally appeared here in Arutz Sheva

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has urged Jews to fight anti-Semitism "like the mafia", in a no-holds-barred speech at Tuesday night's Simon Wiesenthal Center's National Tribute Dinner.

The 63-year-old producer, who received the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award at the event, said Jews should take a concerted, proactive and aggressive approach to fighting Jew-hatred.

"We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass," Weinstein said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

"We're gonna have to get as organized as the mafia... We just can't take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards."

The Inglorious Bastards producer drew applause with his call to arms. "Too bad movies can't all be like Inglourious Basterds, where Hitler gets what he deserves," he added.

Lamenting the rising levels of anti-Semitism in Europe in particular, which peaked alarmingly last summer and has triggered talk of a mass Jewish exodus from the continent, Weinstein insisted the answer was to fight, not run. Read More