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Anti-Israel Crusader Roger Waters Tells Robbie Williams to Cancel his Tel Aviv Concert

Surprise, surprise: the former Pink Flyod frontman and staunch critic of Israel writes open letter to Williams asking that he join the BDS movement

By: Daniel Koren

Published: April 29th, 2015 in Culture » Music » News

Photo: Robbie Williams


Roger Waters doesn't have time for music anymore, because he's devoted his life to becoming a full-time troll for the BDS movement. And in real life too. While most trolls we know search the abandoned streets of the Internet for people to debate and argue with, Waters searches the lists of artists who've signed on to play Israel.

And believe me, if you're big enough, Waters is going to reach out to you and condemn you for giving two shits about your Israeli fans via an open letter, because they are not worthy of your music, for some reason. The average citizens of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, and other cities home to major venues, should not be graced with the audible pleasure derived from your songs, because their government is evil and builds settler homes in East Jerusalem. Or something like that....

However, despite Waters' incessant trolling, many musicians have given him the "no, thank you" in response to his open letters and statements, including the Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, and several other artists who've said NO to the BDS movement.

True musicians, unwavering in their commitment to provide for their fans.

The latest to announce a concert in Israel is fellow U.K. singer/songwriter Robbie Williams, who Waters has now accused of harboring a "chilling indifference" to Palestinian children because the people who will watch Williams perform probably hate Palestinian children.

Williams is set to perform in a few days, on May 2nd, in Tel Aviv. By going through with the concert, Waters writes that Williams "would be giving your tacit support to the deaths of over 500 Palestinian children last summer in Gaza".

Right....

According to Waters, joining the BDS movement "is the most viable, peaceful way to end the suffering of, and forge a better future for, all the people of the Holy Land," despite the fact that it's also been associated with demonizing, and delegitimizing, the State of Israel and her citizens.

Waters also wrote that Williams is a "hypocrite" for working with UNICEF but also set to perform in Tel Aviv, adding that if he will not cancel his show, Williams should terminate his work with UNICEF.

Knowing Williams, who recently told Ynet News that Israel is the place he's most looking forward to visiting on his current tour, he'll probably not even respond to Waters' letter. The fact that Waters thinks he has the authority to tell Williams to leave UNICEF, simply because he's wise and all mighty and everyone should listen to him, is pretty damn pompous if you ask me.

You're a troll Roger Waters. Nothing more, nothing less. Sad that your days of creating beautiful music will forever be lost in the sea of your irrational bitching to musicians you don't even know.

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