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Aging Rocker’s Failed Anti-Israel Crusade

Sarcasm aside, this is anti-Semitism of the ugliest, most primitive kind.
Roger Waters

We’ve arrived at this happy situation for several reasons, among them the growing realization, as articulated by John Lydon, that there is something absurd about boycotting Israel when the states that surround it engage in egregious human rights violations.

Waters won’t play in Israel, but he was quite happy to play in Dubai in 2007 – an Arab city almost entirely built by slave labor imported from Muslim countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh. If other stars grasp the appalling hypocrisy this represents, then having Roger Waters indulge his hatred of Israel at every opportunity is a price worth paying.

About the Author: Ben Cohen, senior editor of TheTower.org & The Tower Magazine, writes a weekly column for JNS.org on Jewish affairs and Middle Eastern politics. His writings have been published in Commentary, the New York Post, Haaretz, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. He is the author of “Some of My Best Friends: A Journey Through Twenty-First Century Antisemitism” (Edition Critic, 2014).


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8 Responses to “Aging Rocker’s Failed Anti-Israel Crusade”

  1. fulankishwar says:

    Sarcasm aside? Why should anyone indulge in hatred of Israel? The Jewish democracy is a light onto the nations, n’est-ce pas? Everyone loves Israel, just like everyone prefers light over darkness. Aging rockers will eventually die. So will all of the anti-Israel (read anti-Semite) people and the light will shine all the brighter. Muslims will eventually love Israel…for did they not give refuge to the Jews during some of the most perilious times in their history? Love Israel, Love Jews… c’est la meme chose, n’est-ce pas?

  2. Rose Galston says:

    Can't comment on this without cursing…….Soooo: "**&%***##@!"…take that…aptly named…Mr. Rotten!

  3. Alan Kardon says:

    Lets start a BDS movement against Roger Waters and his followers. He earned it.

  4. Alan Kardon says:

    Lets start a BDS movement against Roger Waters and his followers. He earned it.

  5. Les Le Gear says:

    The goyishe punk's brain is most likely drug addled. Scum like him should not be given any publicity, especially be the Jewish press.

  6. Dan Silagi says:

    Rose, you should re-read this article. Johnny Rotten is one of the good guys.

  7. Larinthian says:

    fulankishwar 
    Good post, if more people had your attitude, there would be peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors.

  8. Pink Floyd came out with a song comfortably numb and one of their lyrics is lunatic is in the grass. Well, Waters is numb in the head and he is a lunatic in the grass and everywhere else. His own band mate, David Gilmore, can't stand to be in the same room with the guy.

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