Roger Waters Backtracks On His Backtrack

Last week I posted an interview with BDSHole Roger Waters, in which he seemed to state he was considering his position regarding boycotting Israel.

Now Waters is claiming he was misinterpreted.

In response to all the misinterpretations of my Huffington Post Live interview: I wish to clear the somewhat muddied waters. What I said, among many other things, was that I was “reconsidering the publishing of a letter to My Fellow Musicians about a Cultural Boycott of Israel”. This was misinterpreted by some as meaning I was reconsidering my position on the Israel/Palestine issue, and more alarmingly that I had made an about face on this issue; not so. My position remains the same.

However these misrepresentations have caused some distress, particularly to my many friends, for which I apologize. I am still considering the full text of a letter to my fellow musicians. But for those of you who haven’t the patience to wait for me to consider the text, feeling somewhat caught between the rock of concern for my friends and the hard place of misrepresentation, here are the bare bones of any final version:

To My Fellow Musicians:
Please join me in a Cultural Boycott of Israel until such time as the Israeli Government ceases its illegal occupation of Palestinian lands and reverses its Illegal program of settlement building, both of which, it is widely agreed, constitute insurmountable impediments to any peaceful solution for either The Palestinian or The Israeli People. Peace for them both is our goal.

Not to talk is not an option.

Here’s a reminder of what Waters said in the interview.

He claims to being “very careful to avoid some kind of dramatic moment that could very easily blow up and mean that [he] would in the long term have less effect on the outcome” and to “trying to think strategically.”

How should this have been interpreted? It certainly does not jive with the above statement written on his Facebook page, which merely represents his position until now.

Waters should realize he will have no effect whatsoever on the outcome of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Because at the end of the day, he’s just a musician and ignoramus when it comes to the situation. Not to mention a hypocrite.

He might be washed up, but the waters are well and truly muddied.


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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