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  • Jew in Progress

    3 weeks ago

    The left, the right and Roger Waters.

    Most of us know Roger Waters, the brilliant musician behind some of Pink Floyd’s greatest music. He is also one of the most ardent supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), a group hostile toward the State of Israel....

  • New York theater offers refunds for Roger Waters concert over his BDS views

    October 29, 2015 | 3:38 pm

    A theater in Sag Harbor, New York has offered to refund tickets to a sold-out performance by Roger Waters over his support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement against Israel.

    Waters, the former frontman of rock band Pink Floyd, has been vocal in his criticism of...

  • Howard Stern: Visit Israel, Already

    By Rob Eshman

    October 11, 2015 | 11:13 pm

    Roger Waters told the Jews to get out of Palestine. Howard Stern told Roger Waters to go F himself.

    Classic Stern-- but he could go one step further.

    On Oct. 2 Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters published an open letter to Bon Jovi,  urging the New Jersey rocker not to perform ...

  • Pink Floyd founder: Bon Jovi stands with ‘settler who burned the baby’

    October 5, 2015 | 10:05 am

    Roger Waters, a founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd and an activist in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, published an open letter criticizing rocker Jon Bon Jovi for performing in Tel Aviv on Oct. 3.

    Waters, a frequent critic of Israel, ...

  • Pink Floyd founders urge Rolling Stones to cancel Israel concert

    May 2, 2014 | 11:45 am

    Two founding members of the Pink Floyd rock band called on their colleagues from The Rolling Stones to cancel a concert in Israel.

    Roger Waters and Nick Mason made the call in an op-ed that was published Thursday on Salon.com.

    “Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center’s top 10 anti-Semitic, anti-Israel slurs of 2013

    December 30, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    1. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Supreme Leader of Iran

    “Rabid dog … its leaders … cannot be called human”

    Even as the world’s top diplomats celebrated a tentative nuclear/sanctions deal that many believe will not stop Iran’s capacity to go nuclear, few leaders condemned Supreme...
  • Refaeli takes on Waters over boycott letter

    August 21, 2013 | 1:17 pm

    Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli tweeted in Hebrew that she no longer wants to be associated with British rocker Roger Waters after his open letter calling for a boycott of Israel.

    “Roger Waters, you better take my picture off of the video art at your shows. If you’re boycotting —...

  • Open letter from Roger Waters calls on musicians to boycott Israel

    August 19, 2013 | 4:45 pm

    British rocker Roger Waters published an open letter calling on fellow musicians to join a boycott of Israel.

    The letter, which condemns Israel for apartheid and ethnic cleansing, has been expected for several months, according to the Electronic Intifada, which first reported on...

  • When Roger Waters crossed the line

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 26, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Roger Waters is a passionate anti-Israeli advocate. The former Pink Floyd frontman constantly criticize the Israeli government, and is one of the main voices of the BDS movement, calling musicians to boycott Israel. Last Saturday, however, Waters crossed the thin line between...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 29, 2013 | 12:10 pm

    Green Pilgrimage in the Holy City

    This week hundreds of people from all over the world, gathered in Jerusalem for the first international symposium on green and accessible pilgrimage.
    The conference highlighted ideas such as sustainable urban and economic development,...

  • Roger Waters still ‘considering’ call to boycott Israel

    April 19, 2013 | 9:36 am

    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...

  • Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters pulls out of New York Y event

    April 4, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, who supports a boycott of Israel, pulled out of a speaking engagement at the 92nd Street Y in New York.

    “We heard from Roger Waters that he is unable to appear at the event scheduled for April 30,” a statement from the Jewish cultural institution on the...

  • Pink Floyd’s Waters takes some credit for Wonder’s decision to skip FIDF event

    March 21, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    Pink Floyd's Roger Waters took partial credit for Stevie Wonder's decision to pull out of performing at a Friends of Israel Defense Forces event.

    In an interview with Electronic Intifada, a pro-Palestinian media outlet, Floyd said he was one of several dignitaries who wrote to...

  • Music moguls to artists: Don’t boycott Israel

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 25, 2012 | 4:37 pm

    On a recent Tuesday, a group of 30 leading music executives, talent agents and entertainment lawyers gathered for lunch in the downstairs conference room at the law offices of Ziffren Brittenham in Century City. Together, the group represents the likes of Lady Gaga, Celine Dion,...

  • A call to boycott former Pink Floyd front man, Roger Waters

    March 15, 2012 | 10:35 am

    As many of you know, Israel is under assault. However, the perpetrators are not only Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran, but rather artists and musicians who are engaged in a Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Popular musicians—including Elvis Costello, The Pixies,...

  • Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters joins boycott movement

    March 7, 2011 | 8:53 am

    Former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters has officially joined the the campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel, and is urging fellow artists to do the same.

    In a letter posted on the website of the Alternative information Center, Waters said he would continue...

  • ADL rips Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on ‘anti-Semitic’ imagery

    September 28, 2010 | 12:24 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League slammed Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters for using what the organization says is anti-Semitic imagery.

    Waters during performances of “Goodbye Blue Sky” on his 2010-11 “The Wall Live” tour, which targets Israel’s West Bank security fence, is using imagery long...

  • Pink Floyd’s Waters Caught Red-Handed

    By Ali Austerlitz

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "No thought control."

    The famed lyrics from rock band Pink Floyd's much beloved "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2" make for a powerful statement regardless of context. Scrawled last week in red paint on a concrete segment of Israel's security fence in the Palestinian town of...