Roger Waters Defends Stance On Israel, Blasts Howard Stern

By Radio.com Staff

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Roger Waters defended his call for a cultural boycott of Israel.

“The analogy is with the civil rights struggle in the south[ern] states of the United States of America,” he says. “And pre-Mandela South Africa. We all know how important the cultural and sports boycott of South Africa became in the organizing of global civil society to express the generally heartfelt horror of the way the white supremacist South African government was oppressing the black population of that country.”

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Waters also makes it clear that it’s the government, not the people he takes issue with.

“It’s not the Israeli people, not Jews and not Judaism,” he says. “I would never dream of attacking them. In fact, a lot of the Israelis are the people who are putting the most into fighting the hardest because they believe it is the most effective tool for changing policies of their own government.”

The Pink Floyd co-founder didn’t have much to say about Howard Stern, who has been a vocal critic, but got in a good jab. “I wouldn’t waste a single one of my precious breaths on that a——, and I just did. That was a waste of breath. Let’s move on.”

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