Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Roger Waters Writes Open Letter To Israel

Roger Waters
Jason Kempin, Getty Images

Roger Waters recently did an interview for the magazine that accompanies the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, and he has now written an open letter to the editor as he feels what was printed was not what he said.

In part, he writes, “Without wishing to fan the flames, I feel I owe it to my fans in Israel to correct the record on a number of points. The article was a serious distortion of the actual interview I gave. Both questions and answers were changed. I can only assume to suit an editorial agenda.

“The measured, reasonable and humane conversation that I had in Amsterdam was intended as a way for me to communicate with my Israeli fans, to explain my position on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), to break down Walls, and shed light on possible misunderstandings and our shared predicament. It has been re-written as a combative, ill-natured, dog-fight. It appears, with all its distortions and untruths, to want to maintain the status quo, alienate me from my fans in Israel and retreat from any consideration of the position that all the peoples of the region deserve to live in peace and justice with equal rights for all under the same laws, irrespective of color, race or religion… It is very shoddy journalism to hold up to be real, what is in fact, a fabrication…”

Waters has been continually attacked by pro-Israel groups not only for his stand on their battle with Palestine, but also for having the Star of David on the inflatable pig that flew around during his recent performances of Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

Best of B102.7

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for B102.7 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive B102.7 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.