Jewish group lashes out at Pink Floyd star's 'anti-Semitic' imagery
Roger Waters' performances of 'Goodbye Blue Sky' accompanied by images of planes dropping bombs in the shape of Stars of David and dollar signs, says ADL.
Singer and former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters poses next to Israel's West Bank barrier in Bethlehem, June 2, 2009 Photo by AP
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The Anti-Defamation League has lashed out at rock star Roger Waters, claiming imagery used in his latest tour is anti-Semitic.
Waters is a vocal critic of Israel's policies and his 2010-2011 'The Wall Live' Tour that takes aim at Israel’s West Bank security fence.
During his performances of 'Goodbye Blue Sky', an animated scene projects images of planes dropping bombs in the shape of Jewish Stars of David followed by dollar signs, the ADL said.
While Waters had every right to express his political views about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through his music and stagecraft, the images he has chosen had crossed a line into anti-Semitism, Foxman said.
"We wish that Waters had chosen some other way to convey his political views without playing into and dredging up the worst age-old anti-Semitic stereotype about Jews and their supposed obsession with making money," he said.
Waters used a 2009 tour of Israel to highlight his criticism of Israel's controversial barrier surrounding the West Bank, calling it an “awful thing” amounting to a land grab and openly hoping that “it was destroyed soon.”