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German TV cancels Waters concert over anti-Semitism


December 8, 2017

David W. Baker

Roger Waters

(JNS.org)-A German public broadcaster on Saturday cancelled a scheduled concert by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters following a campaign highlighting the rocker's anti-Semitism. 

The show, "Us and Them," was scheduled to take place June 11, 2018, at Cologne's Lanxess Arena.

The concert was nixed after Cologne resident Malca Goldstein-Wolf launched a petition to prevent the Westdeutscher Rundfunk television network from using public funds to sponsor the event. The petition referenced the rocker's use of anti-Semitic rhetoric and imagery, and gained nearly 1,400 signatures.

Waters-who has compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany and has claimed the "powerful Jewish lobby" runs the media-is arguably the most vocal figure behind the anti-Israel BDS movement. He also regularly pressures other artists to boycott performances in the Jewish state.


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