July 24, 2013
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is denouncing former Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters for his recent performance in Belgium that, according to an Israeli concertgoer’s account to YNET News, featured a giant pig balloon emblazoned with a Jewish Star of David floating above the audience.
“Waters has been a supporter of the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement. Forget Israel/Palestine. Waters deployed a classic disgusting medieval anti-Semitic caricature widely used by both Nazi and Soviet propaganda to incite hatred against Jews,” charged Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO that combats bigotry and anti-Semitism worldwide.
“We call on other figures in the entertainment community to condemn this grotesque display of Jew-hatred and await the condemnation from those BDS campaigners who claim their goal is to help bring peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians,” Cooper concluded.
The Wiesenthal Center commends the Elder of Ziyon blog (www.elderofziyon.blogspot.com) for posting video from the concert.
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