He supports BDS, which supports the end of Israel. BDS denies Israel's legitimacy in any borders. Opposition to a nation's existence is far more than opposition to its policies. BDS and its supporters, such as Roger Waters, fall for the mass anti-Semitism of ages, spawned by simple math odds: For many centuries, billions of Christians and Muslims have denied validity to Jews in order to validate those two faiths. Thus the odds for continued mass bias against a numerical drop in the bucket, Jews, are enormous. Israel is tiny, Jews are indigenous, proven by their Semitic language, genetics, and massive Jewish refugee influx to Israel from surrounding nations. Objective comparison of war and injustice in our big world indeed make it anti-Semitic to single out Israel for critique or elimination, as it is the one homeland of the Jews. Waters' stance is tragic and, more sadly, not surprising.
The BDS as an antisemitic group supported by poor R. Waters attempt to stub Israel in the back like all Arabs do, also support all other types of Arab origin terror including those who took place in Paris Lately..
Good for Roger who longs to belong.. You have finally found a group to admire.. I wonder when you plan on start supporting ISIS ??
Roger Waters exhibits anti-Semitic behavior. His words and actions would conclude the Waters is in fact an anti-Semitic. Roger Waters himself, however, does not think that he is anti-Semitic. He claims that he is opposed to fascism of all kind. Roger Waters' actions increasingly make me think he is anti-Semitic.
Roger stated in an interview that he has a Jews in his family. If he was anti-Semitic he would have nothing to do with that part of his family. I as a woman who was raised Jewish can actually see where he’s coming from. Every one is born with human rights not to be murdered or abused. There should be peace there and toddlers being murdered and burned is disgusting. I stand with Roger
You can qualify this statement with the argument that if one was an athiest (not that he is), they would have no religious bias, and no reason to favor one region over another, so no reason to believe that Israel has an inherent right to be there. Although he probably isn't atheist, his views are aligned with it in that he's being objective. The Nazis were Catholic, and their persecution of the Jews was based on the notion that "my religion is better than your religion", for which there is also no basis.
I'm sorry, but this full court press by the Israeli government spending millions to try and demonize anyone who DARES to even speak about the military wall Israel has built around the Palestinians and the oppression they still live under after 45+ years is simply illustrating how an oppressive government operates. And if they get too out of line? Then Israels military swings into play, bringing the full weight of an American-taxpayer-paid-for modern military to bear, including dropping white phosphorous on civilians. Read the goldstone report.
In our world, unfortunately, Israel seems to get a free pass. Any opinion against the State of Israel's politics or actions is immediately labeled "anti-semitic" without discourse. To say that someone is anti-semitic is to say he dislikes Jews for being Jews. There should be no fine line between State and Church. In the case of Israel, he opposes the State's policies. If he opposed China's political policies, would that make him racist towards all Chinese? Whether he is correct in his position is what deserves debate. The counterpoint to "I am against Israel's policies and actions…" can not be "You're an anti-semite."
He's discriminatory towards a country and not a religion. Nothing wrong with being discriminatory towards a country. America is hating on Russia at the moment and nobody calls Americans racist. Well actually people do, but not for the hate towards Russia. So it's a bit childish to call Roger Waters a racist or anti-Semite because he doesn't agree with Israelian politics
In my opinion Waters does not show discrimination for religious orientation. He has the right to an opinion, however the interpretation of that opinion is not in his power to decide to what exactly he is stating. Anit-semitism is a really strong accusation and has to be based on strong facts which in this case are lacking.