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Roger Waters

Calls on Rolling Stones to boycott Israel

1 May, 2014

Waters and Nick Mason call on The Rolling Stones to boycott Israel. The Stones are scheduled to perform June 4 at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park. Describing themselves as “the two surviving founders of Pink Floyd they said:

So, to the bands that intend to play Israel in 2014, we urge you to reconsider. Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid; regardless of your intentions, crossing the picket line provides propaganda that the Israeli government will use in its attempts to whitewash the policies of its unjust and racist regime.

The two say they wrote the article in light of “the recent news that the Rolling Stones will be playing their first-ever concert in Israel, and at what is a critical time in the global struggle for Palestinian freedom and equal rights.”