Waters and 50 other anti-Israel activists are calling on Radiohead to cancel a concert in Israel this summer.
Musician and notorious anti-Israel activist Roger Waters wrote a letter to the Radiohead rock band calling on it to cancel its concert in Israel scheduled for this summer.
In an open letter signed by 50 other artists and activists, many of them vocal critics of Israel such as Desmond Tutu and Alice Walker, Waters called on Radiohead “to think again.”
“By playing in Israel you’ll be playing in a state where, UN rapporteurs say, ‘a system of apartheid has been imposed on the Palestinian people,’” the letter claimed.
The letter appears to be alluding to a report authored last month by a United Nations organization, which was ultimately rejected by the UN itself for its anti-Israel bias.
“Surely if making a stand against the politics of division, of discrimination and of hate means anything at all, it means standing against it everywhere – and that has to include what happens to Palestinians every day,” the letter adds.
“Otherwise the rest is, to use your words, ‘mere rhetoric,’” the letter stated, relating to Radiohead’s political and humanitarian activities.
Radiohead is slated to join a long list of front-line performers and bands scheduled to rock Tel Aviv in the summer of 2017, including Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Justin Bieber, Duran Duran, Bryan Adams, and Nick Cave.
Waters is infamously anti-Israel, and some say, an anti-Semite. He regularly utilizes his concerts to blast the Jewish State and promote actions against it.
He is a vociferous supporter of the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, which calls for boycotts and sanctions against Israel.
He has voiced support for the Hamas terror organization. He regularly exerts public pressure on performers slated to perform in Israel and demands that they refrain from doing so, claiming it will generate pressure on Israel’s “apartheid” and “criminal” government. In many cases he is ignored and fails in his mission.
He recently lost a multi-million dollar contract with American Express over his anti-Israel activism.