Roger Waters

Waters is notoriously anti-Israel, and some say, an anti-Semite. He regularly utilizes his concerts to blast the Jewish State and promote actions against it.

Notorious anti-Israel activist Roger Waters is calling on The Chemical Brothers to cancel their November concert in Israel.

NME reported on Tuesday that the former Pink Floyd frontman has joined a group of artists who have written an open letter by Artists For Palestine UK urging the electronic duo to pull out of their Tel Aviv gig.

“Tel Aviv’s hipster vibe is a bubble on the surface of a very deep security state that drove out half the indigenous Palestinian population in 1948 and has no intention of letting their descendants back in,” the letter reads. “If you go to Tel Aviv, your presence will be used by the Israeli authorities to reassure their citizens that all’s right with the world and nobody really cares that the Palestinians are suffering… Please don’t go.”

Other British entertainers have joined in the letter addressed to The Chemical Brothers, and some 7,000 people have also have signed a petition asking the Chemical Brothers to boycott Israel.

“Israeli government officials have summed up how Israel exploits culture in order to cover up its severe violations of international law,” the petition says.

“When international artists, such as the Chemical Brothers, perform at Israeli cultural venues and institutions, they help to create the false impression that Israel is a ‘normal’ country just like any other.”

Israeli producer Shuki Weis called Waters out for what he called his “hypocrisy.”

“It wasn’t too long ago that you played a show here with us in Israel. A very lucrative show for you, as we recall. And so it seems odd to see you call on The Chemical Brothers and others to cancel their show here, thereby denying them the rights that you allowed yourself,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

“Yes, “Tel Aviv’s hipster vibe is a bubble”. One of sanity, love, intellect, compassion, and community,” he continued.

“Meanwhile we continue to call on artists worldwide to ENGAGE with their audiences, to bring people together – in joy, in protest, in anger. We DON’T need no thought control,” he concluded.

Waters is notoriously anti-Israel, and some say, an anti-Semite. He regularly utilizes his concerts to blast the Jewish State and promote actions against it.

He is a vociferous supporter of the anti-Israel  BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, which calls for boycotts and sanctions against the Israel.

He has voiced support for the Hamas terror organization. He regularly exerts public pressure on performers who are slated to perform in Israel and demands that they refrain from doing so, claiming it would generate pressure on Israel’s “Apartheid” and “criminal” government. In many cases he is ignored and fails in his mission.

He recently lost a multi-million dollar contract with American Express over his anti-Israel activism.

By: United with Israel Staff

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Source: United with Israel