CBS This Morning ran a short but relatively informative segment on the boycott against Israel today. While covering the Rolling Stones performance in Tel Aviv last night, a CBS announcer started quoting Roger Waters and Nick Mason. Along with a clip from Pink Floyd’s iconic rock classic Another Brick in the Wall, with the sound track running through most of the segment these words were spoken:
But the historic concert might never have happened had fellow British rockers Pink Floyd convinced the Stones to join them in a boycott and build a cultural wall around Israel.
[soundtrack: All in all it's just a nother brick in the wall]
Pink Floyd lead singer Roger Waters is a vocal opponent of what he believes is Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.
Here he is addressing a United Nations committee in 2012:
We found that the state of Israel is guilty of a number of International Crimes.
Last month he and band mate Nick Mason told the Rolling Stones that they should boycott Israel just as the Stones boycotted South Africa during apartheid.
…..”Crossing the picket line provides propaganda that the Israeli government will use in its attempt to whitewash its unjust and racist regime,” they wrote.
(Hat tip Jim Harris)