Roger Waters Joins Anti-Israel Boycott

Former member of Pink Floyd jumps on board the boycott campaign.

Published: March 8th 2011
in Culture » Music

Rogers Waters spraying graffiti on security wall in Israel

Roger Waters, formerly of the popular group Pink Floyd, has added his name to the list of celebrities jumping aboard the global campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel.


In a letter posted on the website of the Alternative information Center, Waters promises to continue a boycott campaign against Israel until it ends its occupation of the West Bank and takes down the security fence, grants full equality to Arab citizens of Israel and allows all Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in Israel.


"Where governments refuse to act, people must, with whatever peaceful means are at their disposal," reads the letter. “For me it means declaring my intention to stand in solidarity, not only with the people of Palestine, but also with the many thousands of Israelis who disagree with their governments racist and colonial policies, by joining a campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.


"My conviction is born in the idea that all people deserve basic human rights. My position is not anti-Semitic. This is not an attack on the people of Israel. This is, however, a plea to my colleagues in the music industry, and also to artists in other disciplines, to join this cultural boycott."

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