The Jewish Chronicle features a story today about Roger Waters, Pink Floyd’s bass player and main lyricist, saying that Waters has announced that he is joining the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel due to its ‘racist and colonial policies’ towards the Palestinians. Waters has also urged his fellow artists to do the same.
This is undoubtedly good news and one can only hope and pray that it becomes as effective as the 1980’s anti-apartheid campaign against South Africa. It is always a source of some wonder to me when I hear pro-Israel lobbyists and commentators argue against a boycott of Israel and say it will be counter-productive but then the very same people will not long after pop up and urge the world to step up the pressure and sanctions against Iran.
Here is the link to Roger Waters’ original blogpost where he explains his decision to join the BDS campaign against Israel. Do read it in full.
Meanwhile, here is a YouTube clip of Waters with the other members of Pink Floyd performing ‘Comfortably Numb’ in a very memorable reunion at Live8 in 2005.