In a message dated 10/16/2003 10:46:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

I'm sure the Jewish priests who sought Jesus'
crucifiction thought their action of klling
Jesus was justified.

to continue, there is no historical record tht Jewish rabbis or leaders did anything to Jesus.  There is no historical record of anything about Jesus, except by one Historian, who mentions an uprising.  By the way, you don't seem to be aware of this fact, but Jesus was Jewish.  His 12 apostles were Jewish and St. Paul was Jewish.