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April 19, 2013

Roger Waters still ‘considering’ call to boycott Israel

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Roger Waters in Barcelona (2011). Photo by Alterna2/Wikipedia

Roger Waters in Barcelona (2011). Photo by Alterna2/Wikipedia

Pink Floyd guitarist Roger Waters said he was still considering whether to call on musicians to boycott Israel.

"I am considering my position," Waters said in a taped interview published online Monday by The Huffington Post. "The letter asking my fellow musicians to boycott Israel has never appeared. I'm thinking it all through extremely carefully … because I care more about the outcome, because I care about the people involved, than I do about the moment."

Waters last month likened Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza to South Africa's apartheid policy segregating blacks and whites, which was the target of an international boycott.

Waters said he wants to avoid "some kind of dramatic moment that could very easily blow up and mean that I would, in the long term, have less effect on the outcome."

"Assuming that you're rational and that you care about other human beings, the goal strategically should be a solution of the Palestinian refugee problem, an end to the occupation, security and the right to lead a decent life for all the citizens of Israel," Waters said.

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