Rog targeted by palestinian activists

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Rog targeted by palestinian activists

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Former PINK FLOYD rocker ROGER WATERS is under pressure from Palestinian political activists to cancel an upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. The bassist - who received a letter supported by the Palestinian Campaign For The Academic And Cultural Boycott Of Israel and other groups asking him not to play in Israel "until the time comes when it ends its illegal occupation of Palestinian territory" - has so far refused to adhere to the demands. He says, "I am happy to play to anybody who believes in peace. I don't discriminate between any of my fans, wherever they live. Being an Israeli does not disbar from being a human being." OMAR BARGHOUTI of the Palestinian campaign says the group has sought out Walters because of his past support of their cause. He says, "We are appealing to Roger Waters because we feel that a principled and conscientious artist like him, who is on record opposing Israel's illegal wall, would be more accommodating to our perspective, to our moral argument."



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It's just a Rock concert !!!

Though having read about that I'm starting to think you will get an idiot intending to disrupt it....in a vioent and probably a bloody way :shock:
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Eins, zwei, drei, come ooooon! Hammer, hammer!!!



Now, that would be a great wall show...real pyro and light effects

Rog, i'm with you on this one! Dont give up!
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just because the politicians are idiots you shouldn?t punish the fans! Go Roger!
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You would think they would ask him to say something in support of thier cause at the concert which would/could be picked up by the media.He could/would do a lot more for them by bringing another voice to it(thier cause).To do the concert and use it to draw awareness to the situation would be the smartest thing to do.
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eh ... just from a completely selfish point of view ... is the Israeli gig planned for after June 29th :?: ... just in case y'know :wink:
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flashback wrote:.To do the concert and use it to draw awareness to the situation would be the smartest thing to do.
Exactly. I can imagine Roger`s " For F#cks Sake !" there too :twisted:
Up against the Wall and reap it down :lol:
Just do it, Rog.
Do it :lol:
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Here's a bit more

Palestinians deplore "Wall" musician's Israel show

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian artists have appealed to Roger Waters, famed for the 1970s protest song "Another Brick in the Wall", to cancel a concert in Israel out of solidarity with their fight against Israel's West Bank barrier.

Pink Floyd singer-songwriter Waters, a vocal critic of the 600-km (370-mile) network of fences and concrete barricades going up in and around the occupied territory,

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surprised many in the Middle East by agreeing to perform in Tel Aviv this summer.
Concert promoter Shuki Weiss said Waters was persuaded to come to Israel after it quit the Gaza Strip, territory on which Palestinians want to build a state, last year in a move billed as breaking a deadlock in peacemaking.

But a group of Palestinian artists said on Thursday they had written a letter to Waters this week warning the concert may undermine lobbying against the barrier, which has been globally condemned for effectively annexing swathes of West Bank land.

Israel calls the barrier a bulwark against suicide bombers spearheading a more than 5-year-old Palestinian revolt.

"How can someone who wants to look like a leftist in the world -- fighting against the Berlin Wall, for open borders, and for love between people -- come to Israel while they are still building their wall and hold a musical event?" Sliman Manour of the Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art, told Reuters.

Mansour, one of the signatories of the letter, said it called on Waters to cancel the concert or at least put on another performance for Palestinians. The musician has indicated he opposes an anti-Israel boycott.

"I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse to play in the UK because I disapprove of Tony Blair's foreign policy," Waters said in comments published by the Guardian.

Palestinians consider the barrier's towering barricades, especially where they cut through Arab East Jerusalem, as a salient symbol of independence hopes dimmed by Israel.

Israeli officials have said that just 6 percent of the finished barrier will be wall, and that the project could be rerouted or torn down if violence ceases and peace talks resume.

Such assurances have been heard little, however, since Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to the Jewish state's destruction, swept to power in Palestinian elections on January 25.

Yet Weiss said that Waters had been encouraged by the Gaza pullout and felt that peace should still be given a chance while staying firm in his opposition to the West Bank barrier.

"His message is about peace and coexistence, that walls should be replaced by bridges," Weiss said.
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More again:-

A group of Palestinian artists are begging PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS to scrap a planned concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, to show support for the struggle against the West Bank barrier. Waters has publicly criticised the network of fences and concrete barricades going up in and around the occupied territory, but that hasn't stopped him from agreeing to perform in Israel this summer (06). Officials at the Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art have written to Waters, urging him to rethink his plans or show his support for both sides in the battle for the West Bank - by performing in Palestine. PACA spokesman SLIMAN MANOUR tells Reuters, "How can someone, who wants to look like a leftist in the world - fighting against the Berlin Wall, for open borders, and for love between people, come to Israel while they are still building their wall and hold a musical event?"
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Damn!t wrote:Eins, zwei, drei, come ooooon! Hammer, hammer!!!



Now, that would be a great wall show...real pyro and light effects

Rog, i'm with you on this one! Dont give up!
Yucateco wrote:just because the politicians are idiots you shouldn?t punish the fans! Go Roger!
Exactly! Go! Go Waters! Politics should not interfear with music
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... And the Germans killed the jews, and the Jews killed the Arabs, and the Arabs killed the hostages and that is the news......
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henno wrote:... And the Germans killed the jews, and the Jews killed the Arabs, and the Arabs killed the hostages and that is the news......

:smt009

All in all, it's just ...
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henno wrote:... And the Germans killed the jews, and the Jews killed the Arabs, and the Arabs killed the hostages and that is the news......

:smt009

All in all, it's just ...
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henno wrote:... And the Germans killed the jews, and the Jews killed the Arabs, and the Arabs killed the hostages and that is the news......
That song must be evergreen by now :lol:
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