Roger Waters Encourages Boycott Of Israel and ‘Their Wall’.
Roger Waters has revealed to Al Jazeera that he’s written an op-ed piece encouraging fellow artists and musicians to join a BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israel.
“I’m against Israel for exactly the same reasons that I was against South Africa: it’s a two-tiered racist system,” “They have pass books, they have to carry identity cards that say whether they’re a Jew or an Arab. It’s insane.”
Waters said he wrote the piece with the goal of placing it in either the New York Times or The Guardian.
“It’s me calling on my fellow musicians and artists to join the BDS campaign against Israel,” Waters said. “I’ve finally decided to put my head above the parapet. Enough is enough.
“They pay lip service to the idea that they want to make peace with the Palestinians and there’s lots of talk around the possibility of a two-state solution. But in the meantime they’re throwing people out of their homes in the Negev and East Jerusalem and they’re annexing huge parts of the West Bank. So all this talk about… they’re quietly getting on with taking over the whole of the land. And what happens then to the Palestinians?”
He has been a longtime opponent of Israel’s foreign affairs policy.
From now……………….His interview with Al Jazeera.