Roger Waters Rejects Anti-Semitism Claims… Then Tells Madonna to Drop Tel Aviv Eurovision Show by Simon Ken for Breitbart
GNN Note – Roger Waters has been speaking out against the policies of Netanyahu for more than a decade. His latest plea comes as no surprise.
Madonna has been urged to cancel any performance at the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Tel Aviv next month, with British rock legend Roger Waters claiming to do so “normalizes the occupation, the apartheid, the ethnic cleansing, the incarceration of children, the slaughter of unarmed protesters” in the Jewish state.
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Madonna has been booked to perform at the finals of the competition, but as Breitbart Jerusalem reported, producers of the extravaganza are still finalizing negotiations with her management.
[GNN Note – one of these people looks professional and as if they are representing their actual age while one looks like they’re hanging onto a time gone by, along with being adorned with symbols of all varieties – some might even say symbols of false idols.]
Director of Eurovision Tel Aviv, Yuval Cohen, said he could not yet confirm that Madonna, “who loves Israel,” would perform but hopes remain high.
“We’re hoping to have Madonna too,” Cohen said. “We are still in talks for her to sing two songs.”
Now Pink Floyd founding member Waters has cautioned her against any trip to Israel, using a letter published in the left-wing Guardian newspaper to issue his warning. He wrote:
By the way, because I support human rights and criticise the Israeli government for its violations, I am routinely accused of being antisemitic. That accusation can be used as a smokescreen to divert attention and discredit those who shine a light on Israel’s crimes against humanity.
Waters has never disguised his contempt for Israel. Last year during an hour-long Q&A session led by anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement leader Omar Barghouti, he compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany, saying Israel is “the worst regime in the world.”
Despite Waters criticism, Eurovison will go ahead as scheduled after the win last year by Israel’s Netta Barzilai.