Roger Waters Makes An Ass Of Himself Again
Rock’n’roll BDSHole Roger Waters recently appeared on a French Canadian program called Tout le monde en parle (pardon my French). Of course, his pet topic of Israel and BDS came up, and he did not disappoint, showing the kind of ignorance and aversion to the truth we have come to expect.
Note how when Waters speaks of Israel’s creation, he says it was done in the context of two states being suggested per UN resolution 191. This is hogwash – UN resolution 191 deals with Apartheid South Africa, and was passed in 1964 (the same year the PLO was formed, incidentally).
Waters no doubt meant UN resolution 181, and there is a reason why “there never have been” two states created per this resolution (as Waters decries) – the Arabs rejected it and launched a war of annihilation against the Jewish state! Of course Waters does not mention this pesky fact because, inconvenient.
Waters also mentions there being “no serious moves” to allow the palestinians to have a state. Besides UN resolution 181, there have been two other very serious moves – Ehud Barak accepting the Clinton Parameters at the Camp David Summit in 2000 (which Arafat rejected before launching the Second Intifada), and Ehud Olmert making an even more extensive offer in 2008, only to be turned down by Mahmoud Abbas. Waters makes mention only of the 2012 UN General Assembly vote to grant Palestine non-member observer State status at the United Nations.
Waters then goes on to rant about palestinians in the “occupied territories” having absolutely no rights (another outright lie), and tells how he finds it disturbing that the “peaceful” BDS movement may be found to be illegal, totally ignoring the way more disturbing antisemitism and racial discrimination shown by that very movement (not to mention their desire to have Israel totally eradicated). Plus he is being disingenuous, given he is already on record supporting palestinian violence as a “moral duty.”
And then there’s the kicker at end: Waters claiming he loves “both people” and cares just as much for Israeli children as he does for palestinian children. Given his comments in support of palestinian violence, as well as the fact he has never expressed empathy for Israeli victims of terror, I call BS on this as well.