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November 27, 2017 12:01 pm

German TV Cancels Roger Waters Concert Over Rocker’s Antisemitism

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Roger Waters. Photo: Jethro via Wikimedia Commons. – A German public broadcaster on Saturday cancelled a scheduled concert by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters following a campaign highlighting the rocker’s antisemitism.

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 antisemitic rhetoric and imagery, and gained nearly 1,400 signatures.

Waters—who has compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany and claimed a “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 the Jewish state.

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