Tear Down The Wall – Roger Waters Won’t Entertain Apartheid

Recently, there has been debate within the mainstream music community about whether there is in fact a cultural boycott of Israel in effect, and whether it is yet time to endorse such a boycott, as was done during Apartheid South Africa.  Therefore, it is significant that Pink Floyd artist Roger Waters, during a recent visit to the West Bank, has expanded upon his previous disgust with the illegal apartheid wall in Palestine-Israel, and has formally announced that he will not entertain within the 1967 borders until the wall comes down(AP).

“If they take this thing down, I would be delighted to come and do a concert here. In fact, I would insist on it…It’s actually very, pretty depressing, coming back here three years later and seeing that the political situation has changed very little – there are more settlements, there has been more grabbing of land,” – Roger Waters, June 2nd 2009

In 2006, Roger Waters circumvented the PACBI boycott by playing in Neve Shalom, an integrated Palestinian-Israeli community, a decision about which he now feels ambivalent.

Check out the news clip below, from 2006, which includes Roger Waters discussing the Apartheid Wall: “It fills me with horror, the thought of being, you know… constrained by something like this, is horrific. It’s like living in a giant prison, isn’t it?  I mean it literally is like living in a giant prison.”

One Response to “Tear Down The Wall – Roger Waters Won’t Entertain Apartheid”

  1. World War II - April 29, 2011

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