“Aren’t you worried for your life?” and I go “No, I’m not."
Roger Waters was accused of hating Jews. So he decided to give an interview to a left-wing outlet that accused Jews of drinking blood to disprove these allegations... by claiming that the Jewish Lobby controls America and that Jews are the new Nazis.
So for an artist to go and play in a country that occupies other people’s land and oppresses them the way Israel does, is plain wrong. They should say no. I would not have played for the Vichy government in occupied France in the Second World War, I would not have played in Berlin either during this time.
Roger Waters will not play in WW2 Berlin or Israel. He will however play in the People's Republic of China, Turkey and Russia. Because it's not like they're occupying anything.
"The parallels with what went on in the 30’s in Germany are so crushingly obvious that it doesn’t surprise me that the movement that both you and I are involved in is growing every day.”
Somehow I don't think Roger Waters means that he is a Nazi. Though that certainly is a crushing parallel.
"This has been a very hard sell particularly where I live in the United States of America. The Jewish lobby is extraordinary powerful here"
The Jewish lobby... running America since 1761.
"I’ve spoken to people who are terrified that if they stand shoulder to shoulder with me they are going to get f___. They have said to me “aren’t you worried for your life?” and I go “No, I’m not”
The Jewish lobby is out to kill Roger Waters. But he's too brave to let the Jews intimidate him.
I am part of the BDS movement, I’m not going anywhere in Israel, for any money, all I would be doing would be legitimizing the policies of the government.
And it's easier for the Jewish lobby to slip him a poisoned gefilte fish once he's there.
"The fact of the matter is no Israeli government has been serious about creating a Palestinian state since 1948. They’ve always had the Ben Gurion agenda of kicking all the Arabs out of the country and becoming greater Israel."
Clearly that must be why Israel invited them into the country to create a state.