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Getting Under Roger Water’s Nose

Israellycool reader Walt has sent me a link to this music video by ageing anti-Israel dufus Roger Waters.

I think this song escaped my radar, because he came out with this version over a year ago.

25th May 2010

Over the new year 2009-2010, an international group of 1500 men and women from 42 nations went to Egypt to join a Freedom March to Gaza. They did this to protest the current blockade of Gaza. To protest the fact that the people of Gaza live in a virtual prison. To protest the fact that a year after the terror attack by Israeli armed forces destroyed most of their homes, hospitals, schools, and other public buildings, they have no possibility to rebuild because their borders are closed. The would be Freedom Marchers wanted to peacefully draw attention to the predicament of the Palestinian population of Gaza. The Egyptian government, (funded to the tune of $2.1 billion a year, by us, the US tax payers), would not allow the marchers to approach Gaza. How lame is that? And how predictable! I live in the USA and during this time Dec 25th 2009 – Jan 3rd 2010 I saw no reference to Gaza or the Freedom March or the multi national protesters gathered there. Anyway I was moved, in the circumstances, to record a new version of “We Shall Overcome”. It seems appropriate.

Not to worry. Walt’s mail led to me visiting Water’s website, and noticing it’s Fallen Loved Ones gallery.

Light bulb meet head.

If each of us upload at least one photo of an Israeli victim of palestinian terrorism, I think we would have made our point quite nicely.

Update: I uploaded a photo and description of Shalhevet Pass, but am waiting for it to appear.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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