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    Pink Floyd's Roger Water, Anti-Semite?

    Anti-Semitic Imagery Used in Roger Waters' Tour, Anti-Defamation League Says

    Published September 28, 2010
    | FoxNews.com


    Roger Waters of Pink Floyd walks along the Israeli barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem June 21, 2006. (Reuters)

    The Anti-Defamation League is criticizing what it says is the dark side of Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters, claiming imagery the British rock icon used in his latest tour is anti-Semitic.

    Waters, a longtime vocal critic of Israel, takes aim at the Jewish nation's West Bank security fence during a segment of his 2010-2011 "The Wall Live" tour by using imagery associated with stereotypes about Jews and money, ADL officials say.

    During Waters' recent performances of "Goodbye Blue Sky," an animated scene has projected images of planes dropping bombs in the shape of Jewish stars of David, followed by dollar signs -- an "outrageous" juxtaposition, according to Abraham Foxman, ADL's national director.

    "While he insists that his intent was to criticize Israel's West Bank security fence, the use of such imagery in a concert setting seems to leave the message open to interpretation, and the meaning could easily be misunderstood as a comment about Jews and money," Foxman said in a statement.

    "Of course Waters has every right to express his political views about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through his music and stagecraft," Foxman's statement continued. "However, the images he has chosen, when put together in the same sequence, cross a line into anti-Semitism."

    Foxman said he wished Waters, 67, had chosen another way to convey his political views without "dredging up the worst age-old anti-Semitic stereotype" about Jews and money.

    Waters' representatives did not immediately reply to messages seeking comment on Tuesday.

    In 2009, Waters reportedly used a tour of Israel to highlight his criticism of the country's controversial barrier surrounding the West Bank, characterizing it as an "awful thing" amounting to a land grab and openly hoping that it would be "destroyed soon."
    I'll say this about Waters (and Gilmour as well), there is no question which side of the conflict they support. They are both big big fans of the Palestinians, and see Israel as the bad guys.

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    Why does opposition to Israeli policy automatically equal Anti-Semitism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    Why does opposition to Israeli policy automatically equal Anti-Semitism?
    it doesnt...but in this case, it does. Jewish stars as bombs???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker134 View Post
    it doesnt...but in this case, it does. Jewish stars as bombs???
    Nope.

    The fact that the "bomb stars" were followed by dollar signs show the point they were trying to make...and it has nothing to do with feelings of racial superiority, which is what anti-semetism is.

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    I spent two (2) years in England when I was in the USAF and I became quite an anglophile as a result.

    But I have to admit that many of the English are antisemitic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    Why does opposition to Israeli policy automatically equal Anti-Semitism?
    It doesn't.

    However, the old trope of "Money + Jews" might be.

    Stress might.

    You'd have to ask Roger.

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    Wish this would bring the ticket prices down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharrow View Post
    Wish this would bring the ticket prices down.
    LMAO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    Why does opposition to Israeli policy automatically equal Anti-Semitism?
    Its like if you disagree with anything the U.S. does.

    It means you hate America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    Why does opposition to Israeli policy automatically equal Anti-Semitism?
    Jews bomb for money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doggin94it View Post
    Jews bomb for money?
    Somehow he is going to try to lay blame on Chris Christie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doggin94it View Post
    Jews bomb for money?
    Hey, I'd hire you guys in a second - you do a good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDCentStOhio View Post
    Somehow he is going to try to lay blame on Chris Christie.



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    That's the beauty and inscrutability of being a PF/Waters fan, you could also be indirectly supporting Hamas!

    (i wondered why the floating pigs disappeared)

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