Roger Waters tour with inflatable pig bearing Star of David

Accusations of antisemitism from Israeli press

24 July, 18:03

    British rock musician Roger Waters British rock musician Roger Waters

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV - A black inflatable pig with a Star of David and symbols associated with totalitarianism displayed during a recent concert by Pink Floyd's Roger Waters in Belgium has led to accusations of antisemitism from Israeli media outlets. The concert is part of the international The Wall tour. Waters, a 1970s rock star, criticized Israel numerous times in the past after the country built a separation barrier along the line of demarcation with the West Bank. Yediot Aharonot says that he has gone beyond criticizing Israel to a form of antisemitism. Another star, the septuagenarian Burdon of the Animals and 'The House of the Rising Sun' fame, was to have taken part in a sold-out concert in Israel in the coming days. On Tuesday, however, he announced that he would be staying home. Haaretz reports that the singer made the decision after receiving threats from pro-Palestinian activists, as he did not want to put his safety at risk. (ANSAmed).

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