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Pink Floyd Founders Call on Rolling Stones to Drop Israel Concert
JC.com ^ | May 2, 2014

Posted on 05/04/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Two founders of the Pink Floyd rock band have called on the Rolling Stones to cancel a concert in Israel in an op-ed for news website Salon.com.

In the article, titled “Why the Rolling Stones shouldn’t play in Israel”, Roger Waters and Nick Mason wrote: “Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid.”

The aging rockers added that the Rolling Stones’ Israel concert comes at “a critical time in the global struggle for Palestinian freedom and equal rights.”

The Stones are due to perform on June 4 at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park.

Roger Waters is a longtime backer of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Over the past year, he has come under criticism from several Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, which accused him of antisemitism – an accusation he denies.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; antizionism; apartheid; bds; boycottnickmason; boycottpinkfloyd; boycottrogerwaters; crs; israel; judeophobes; judeophobia; nickmason; rogerwaters; rollingstones; southafrica; suncity; undertalentedmorons
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Pink Floyd's Yiddishe Mama March 10, 2014

Rock star Nick Mason, drummer of Pink Floyd, remarked in a Sunday Times feature about why men were taking up cooking, “There’s a Jewish mother inside every man waiting to come out.” Could that even be so for his erstwhile colleague and bass player from the now disbanded band, the Israel-boycotting Roger Waters?

1 posted on 05/04/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I hope Keith Richards kicks Rogers’ ass.


2 posted on 05/04/2014 2:11:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Speaking as a Musician,They S*CK!!Speaking as a supporter of The State of Israel,They S*CK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 05/04/2014 2:12:32 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: nickcarraway

Well in that case, Waters should never go back to England again, since that was the ancient home of the Celtic Britons, right? him being Anglo-Saxon and all?

Keep promoting the utter lies of the “Palestinians”, Waters. See where that gets you.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 2:13:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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"Pink Floyd Founders Call on Rolling Stones to Drop Israel Concert"

Hey Roger Waters - It's What God Wants.

5 posted on 05/04/2014 2:13:54 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: nickcarraway

Pink Floyd is “Comfortably Dumb”.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 2:14:23 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: dfwgator

Let’s hope it would not come to that. Keith is doing good to stand and play guitar much less fight. He would be slaughtered by just about anyone.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 2:15:16 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: nickcarraway

When it comes to morality and politics, Roger Waters is an excellent musician.


8 posted on 05/04/2014 2:16:27 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: nickcarraway

EVERY.

DAMN.

MUSICIAN.

HAS.

TO.

RUIN.

THEIR.

MUSIC.

FOR.

ME.

W.

T.

F.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 2:17:12 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: nickcarraway

Roger Waters and Nick Mason wrote: “Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid.”

So we’ve finally discovered who John Kerry’s foreign policy advisors are!


10 posted on 05/04/2014 2:18:21 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: nickcarraway

But the aging dopers desperately need the money for their relocation to Colorado.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 2:18:31 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Use of Planned Parenthood is hazardous to unborn black fetuses.)
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Two founders of the Pink Floyd rock band have called on the Rolling Stones to cancel a concert in Israel...

I knew Waters would be one of the names. Glad to see Gilmour isn't the other.

Then again, David Gilmour wasn't really a founding member of Pink Floyd, was he? And the only other founding members, Syd Barrett and Richard Wright are dead.

12 posted on 05/04/2014 2:19:24 PM PDT by Drew68
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I eagerly await the opinions of the foreign policy experts at Pink Floyd regarding what should be done in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Detroit and Chicago.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 2:20:48 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lazamataz

I feel your pain Laz, same for me. I’m pretty much listening to Johnny Cash only now lol.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 2:22:06 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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W.T.F.

C'mon, now. The Rolex-wearing, sports car-driving multi millionaire Roger Waters has been an unapologetic socialist for the past 30+ years.

At least David Gilmour gave his fortune away to charity.

15 posted on 05/04/2014 2:22:47 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Lazamataz

Bunch of dang PINOs.....Picts in name only.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 2:24:05 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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I’m very disappointed in Nick Mason.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 2:24:33 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: nickcarraway
Pink Floyd...because shut up...if you want to boycott Israel, fine but really it is the same as playing in Sun City during Apartheid? Pink Floyd, read the Bible, it will tell you Israel been there a long time.

Pink Floyd can't hold a candle to the Stones.

19 posted on 05/04/2014 2:24:49 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Bulwyf; Lazamataz
The only good musician is a dead musician./s
20 posted on 05/04/2014 2:26:27 PM PDT by eldoradude (How many democrats does it take to change a light bulb?)
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