Saturday, February 20, 2016

Roger Waters: Pink Floyd star on why his fellow musicians are terrified to speak out against Israel


Independent, February 20, 2016
 
Exclusive: ‘If they say something they will no longer have a career – I have been accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite’













American musicians who support boycotting Israel over the issue of Palestinian rights are terrified to speak out for fear their careers will be destroyed, according to Roger Waters.
The Pink Floyd star – a prominent supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel since its inception 10 years ago – said the experience of seeing himself constantly labelled a Nazi and anti-Semite had scared people into silence.

“The only response to BDS is that it is anti-Semitic,” Waters told The Independent, in his first major UK interview about his commitment to Israeli activism. “I know this because I have been accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite for the past 10 years.

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