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Roger Waters plays Munich despite mayor’s effort to stop concert over his support for BDS

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I believe all people, all of us, all of our brothers and sisters, all of our fragile globe, whatever their ethnicity or religion or nationality, deserve the same basic human rights under the law,” Roger Waters told the crowd at a Munich concert last week. 

Waters performed in Munich following a campaign to cancel his concert backed by the city’s mayor, Dieter Reiter, who accused Waters of anti-Semitism. An attorney for Waters asked Reiter to retract his statement, according to the Jerusalem Post, and Waters addressed the row himself from the stage at Munich’s Olympic Hall and later posted to social media. The musician explained that the mayor was championing a petition that alleged Waters is anti-Semitic because he endorses the Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

Munich passed a law last year that prohibits the use of public facilities to persons who support the BDS movement.

Here’s the video of Waters in Munich:

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  1. annie
    annie
    June 20, 2018, 2:43 pm

    i love him

    • Steve Grover
      Steve Grover
      June 22, 2018, 3:38 pm

      I bet you never listened to him until he became an Israeli hating slime ball.
      I started listening to Pink Floyd when I was in Junior High. My friends and I loved Pink Floyd we would listen to Pink Floyd a lot. We loved Meddle and the live album Umma Gumma. I particularly liked Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
      Next month is my High School’s 40th reunion. His music is banned from the event.

      • James North
        James North
        June 22, 2018, 5:45 pm

        Mooser: This is your best “Steve Grover” yet! Umma Gumma!!!

      • eljay
        eljay
        June 22, 2018, 8:04 pm

        || James North: Mooser: This is your best “Steve Grover” yet! Umma Gumma!!! ||

        No kidding! Everyone knows that “Animals” is Floyd’s best album.  :-)

      • oldgeezer
        oldgeezer
        June 22, 2018, 9:40 pm

        ” His music is banned from the event.”

        That’s too funny. Roger isn’t going to know or care as he wouldn’t collect royalties from such an event.

        A bunch of insignificant nobodies denying themselves the right to listen to music they liked. Make a statement bro! No one is listening.

      • annie
        annie
        June 22, 2018, 10:13 pm

        Next month is my High School’s 40th reunion. His music is banned from the event.

        triple ouch!

      • Steve Grover
        Steve Grover
        June 23, 2018, 12:09 pm

        Eljay sez “No kidding! Everyone knows that “Animals” is Floyd’s best album.”
        And everyone knows Roger Waters was looking in the mirror when he wrote this verse of “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” on the Animals Album:
        Big man, pig man
        Ha, ha, charade you are
        You well heeled big wheel
        Ha, ha, charade you are
        And when your hand is on your heart
        You’re nearly a good laugh
        Almost a joker
        With your head down in the pig bin
        Saying ‘Keep on digging’
        Pig stain on your fat chin
        What do you hope to find
        Down in the pig mine?
        You’re nearly a laugh
        You’re nearly a laugh
        But you’re really a cry

        Old Geezer sez: “No one is listening.”
        That’s right bro, no one is listening to Roger Waters anymore.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        June 23, 2018, 12:44 pm

        “Next month is my High School’s 40th reunion. His music is banned from the event.”

        Instead, secret recordings of Water’s stomach growling, and him murmuring, ‘Oh gosh I’m hungry!’ will delight the crowd.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        June 23, 2018, 12:49 pm

        “Mooser: This is your best “Steve Grover” yet!”

        Well, maybe I’m overconfident, but I don’t think I’ll have any trouble topping it.

      • eljay
        eljay
        June 23, 2018, 3:39 pm

        || Steve Grover: Eljay sez “No kidding! Everyone knows that “Animals” is Floyd’s best album.”
        And everyone knows Roger Waters was looking in the mirror when he wrote this verse of “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” on the Animals Album: … ||

        Funny, that sounds a lot more like you than it does him. But enough chit-chat – it’s time for you to get back to your bottle.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        June 23, 2018, 6:53 pm

        “And everyone knows Roger Waters was looking in the mirror…”

        “Grover”, save the accusations of self-hatred over Israel for other Jews.

      • Talkback
        Talkback
        June 24, 2018, 2:16 pm

        Steve Grover: “And everyone knows Roger Waters was looking in the mirror when he wrote this verse of “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” on the Animals Album:”

        What an infantile statement.

      • Steve Grover
        Steve Grover
        June 25, 2018, 10:36 am

        And Ringo yelled “Fuck Off Roger Waters!” and proceeded to play Back Off Boogaloo at his concert with his All-Star Band a couple of days ago in Israel.

      • eljay
        eljay
        June 25, 2018, 11:14 am

        || Steve Grover: And Ringo yelled “Fuck Off Roger Waters!” and proceeded to play Back Off Boogaloo at his concert with his All-Star (sic) Band a couple of days ago in Israel. ||

        In your drinks dreams.

        Even his friends can’t help Ringo Starr get by in Tel Aviv

      • Steve Grover
        Steve Grover
        June 25, 2018, 2:49 pm

        Eljay “In your drinks dreams.”
        More like great memories for those lucky enuf to be at the 2 concerts

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        June 25, 2018, 6:09 pm

        “More like great memories for those lucky enuf to be at the 2 concerts” “Grover”

        The Times of Israel said Ringo pretty much sucked.
        The review is titled:
        “Even his friends can’t help Ringo Starr get by in Tel Aviv”

      • oldgeezer
        oldgeezer
        June 25, 2018, 9:05 pm

        @Mooser

        Meanwhile, poor Roger Waters, has had to put up with rave reviews and having a couple of million people pay to hear him play so far this year.

        You think Ringo could do better what with there being 1.8bn Jews who can’t listen to Waters.

    • JLewisDickerson
      JLewisDickerson
      June 26, 2018, 8:11 am

      RE: “i love him” ~ Annie

      Roger Waters – “Time” – Live in Mexico City, Oct. 2016

      • JLewisDickerson
        JLewisDickerson
        June 26, 2018, 8:22 am

        P.S.
        The Still Point of the Turning World: T.S. Eliot Reads His Timeless Ode to the Nature of Time in a Rare Recording

        “Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind cannot bear very much reality.”

        “[Is] only the present comprehended?” Patti Smith asked in her marvelous meditation on time and transformation. Generations earlier, at the same moment in history when Virginia Woolf was busy contemplating the elasticity of time and Einstein and Gödel were redefining our understanding of it, T.S. Eliot (September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965) — another supreme poet for the ages — penned what remains the most beautiful ode to the nature of time: Burnt Norton, the first of his epic Four Quartets, eventually included in his Collected Poems.

        In this rare archival recording, Eliot reads this timeless masterpiece, which contains one of the most exquisite phrases ever written in the English language: “the still point of the turning world.”

        LINK – https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/11/18/t-s-eliot-reads-burnt-norton/

  2. Talkback
    Talkback
    June 20, 2018, 3:45 pm

    Who Latuff or Waters? Makes no difference, right?

  3. guyn
    guyn
    June 20, 2018, 3:53 pm

    Me too, he is steadfast.

  4. June 20, 2018, 5:04 pm

    A hero and a gentlemen

  5. Keith
    Keith
    June 20, 2018, 7:09 pm

    “Munich passed a law last year that prohibits the use of public facilities to persons who support the BDS movement.”

    And what does this say about the current extraordinary level of Jewish Zionist power?

    • Marnie
      Marnie
      June 21, 2018, 4:58 am

      That you have to travel to Bavaria to use public facilties? They better have a bullet train.

  6. Ossinev
    Ossinev
    June 21, 2018, 6:56 am

    “Munich passed a law last year that prohibits the use of public facilities to persons who support the BDS movement.”

    Does that include public toilets ?

  7. Marnie
    Marnie
    June 21, 2018, 7:04 am

    I’m anxiously awaiting the day when a person who calls another person an antisemite will face prosecution for a hate crime. I’m still hoping that very soon it will be considered too much of an embarrassing thing to do, like farting in church/mosque/synagogue or being donald tRUMP.

    • MHughes976
      MHughes976
      June 21, 2018, 11:25 am

      I see that Mr. Waters will perform in the Circus Maximus shortly. A joint statement with the Pope?

  8. Misterioso
    Misterioso
    June 21, 2018, 11:29 am

    More re “Israel, a light unto nations [not.]

    https://www.haaretz.com/ israel-news/.premium-hundreds- demonstrate-against-home-sale- to-arab-family-1.6174662
    Haaretz, June 14, 2018

    “Hundreds of Israelis Demonstrate Against Home Sale to Arab Family”

    “Former mayor joined protest: ‘the residents of Afula don’t want a mixed city, but rather a Jewish city, and it’s their right. This is not racism​.​'”

    By Noa Shpigel

    “About 150 residents of the northern city of Afula demonstrated on Wednesday afternoon against the sale of a house to an Arab family. Protesters waved Israeli flags and carried signs condemning the sale and the homeowners who sold their house to Arabs, one of which read: ‘Traitors against the Jews will get no rest.’

    “Former Afula Mayor Avi Elkabetz and Deputy Mayor Shlomo Malihi participated in the protest. Elkabetz said that ‘the residents of Afula don’t want a mixed city, but rather a Jewish city, and it’s their right. This is not racism.’ Malihi added: ‘I hope that the house sale will be cancelled so that this city won’t begin to be mixed. We do not have admittance committees like in the towns and kibbutzim around us, but we will not allow the character of the city to change.’

    “Protesters raised Israeli flags and shouted slogans against the sale of the house in the city’s Yizrael neighborhood. Chairman of Joint Arab List Ayman Odeh wrote in response to the protest: ‘It is not a surprise that in a country that has founded 700 towns for Jews and not even one for Arabs, the idea that Arabs should be pushed aside does not shock citizens. And still, it is more than a little worrying to see how our hope for living together is crumbling due to hatred and racism fueled by the government.’ Member of Knesset Yousef Jabareen (Joint List) added that ‘racism ethnic superiority have become a legitimate reality under this right-wing government. This protest should rock the political system and keep up at night all those who care about equality and human dignity.’

    “In response to the Afula protest, the Coalition Against Racism organization called for a halt to efforts by ‘those inciting the public against the possibility of living together.’ The phenomenon will not stop without ‘clear responses by courageous public figures and political leaders,’ the organization said, adding: ‘Now is the time for the voice of the sane majority in Afula, both politicians and the wider public, to be heard.’

    “About two years ago, Afula residents held a number of demonstrations objecting to a bidding process for lots in a residential neighborhood of the city in which all 43 successful bidders were Arab. Approval of the bids was rescinded by the Nazareth District Court after the court found that some of the successful bidders had engaged in improper coordination of their bids and that the minimum bid provisions were vague and misleading.

    “Half of Jewish Israelis say they wouldn’t want an Arab as a neighbor. In March, Kfar Vradim’s local council head Sivan Yehieli ordered to halt bids for selling building plots of land in his community, after 50 percent of the winners so far turned out to be Arabs. In a letter he disseminated among the community’s residents he promised that ‘no more land would be sold until an appropriate solution was found to ensure our ability to maintain our communal life and the special character of Kfar Vradim.’

    “The so-called nation-state bill passed the first of three Knesset calls in May in a a version that has a clause allowing the establishment of communities for Jews only. Clause 7b of this bill specifically states that ‘the state can allow a community composed of people of the same faith or nationality to maintain an exclusive community.'”

  9. June 22, 2018, 12:34 pm

    It always seems like the Germans are over compensating for their evil past. Instead of making universal human rights as their primary goal to show the world the progress they’ve made they cave in to the racist wishes of their prior victims.

    The Holocaust has made Jews untouchable to Germans who are more than accomodating at allowing Israel to continue down their murderous path. For how long is the question.

    https://www.haaretz.com/.premium-the-complicated-israel-germany-love-affair-1.5359391

    • Citizen
      Citizen
      June 22, 2018, 1:37 pm

      Yes. The German leadership has yet to recognize that 2 wrongs don’t make a right. Churchilll said , ” “The Germans, they are either at your throat, or at you feet.” Nothing for Palestinians, deep discount Dolphin nuke-ready submarines for Israel, along with endless reparations by each new generation of German taxpayers. Will they ever wake up?

    • JLewisDickerson
      JLewisDickerson
      June 25, 2018, 11:50 pm

      RE: “Nothing for Palestinians, deep discount Dolphin nuke-ready submarines for Israel, along with endless reparations by each new generation of German taxpayers. Will they ever wake up? ~ Citizen

      SEE: “A Pandora’s Box ~ Arrest of Suspected Mossad Agent Strains German-Israeli Relations” | By Christoph Schult and Holger Stark | Der Speigel | June 21, 2010

      (EXCERPTS) The day the Mossad operation on German soil began was a clear, sunny Sunday in late March 2009. Alexander Verin, who holds an Israeli passport, had an appointment with an attorney in Cologne to discuss naturalization. Verin was accompanied by a man named Michael Bodenheimer, who claimed that he was an Israeli of German descent. Bodenheimer wanted to apply for a German passport, but Verin, who had made the appointment, was doing most of the talking.

      The two men explained that Bodenheimer’s father Hans had emigrated to Israel to escape Nazi persecution. As proof, the Israelis showed the attorney what they claimed was the parents’ marriage certificate, as well as a passport. In such cases, which number around 3,000 a year, Article 116 of Germany’s constitution provides for a relatively straightforward naturalization procedure.

      The two Israelis were staying in a Cologne hotel. Bodenheimer would later rent an apartment on a run-down street in Cologne’s Eigelstein neighborhood. . .

      . . . On June 16, 2009, the attorney submitted the naturalization application to a registry office in Cologne. A German passport was issued in the name of Michael Bodenheimer two days later. It looked like a routine procedure.

      But it was everything but routine when the passport was used in January in connection with the murder of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai . . .

      . . . German officials in Berlin are outraged that the Mossad apparently obtained a genuine German passport under false pretenses that involved — of all things — a fake story of Nazi persecution. . .

      ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,701826,00.html

    • JLewisDickerson
      JLewisDickerson
      June 26, 2018, 12:00 am

      P.S. ALSO RE: “Nothing for Palestinians, deep discount Dolphin nuke-ready submarines for Israel, along with endless reparations by each new generation of German taxpayers. Will they ever wake up? ~ Citizen

      ANSWER: [sound of very loud snoring]*

      SEE: “Israeli diplomat in Berlin: Maintaining German guilt about Holocaust helps Israel” | By Nir Gontarz | Haaretz.com | June 25, 2015

      [EXCERPT] A spokeswoman for the Israeli embassy in Berlin recently told Israeli journalists it was in the country’s interest to maintain German guilt about the Holocaust, and that it isn’t seeking full normalization of relations between the governments.

      Embassy spokeswoman Adi Farjon made the comments in a closed briefing session with journalists at the embassy.

      “We were all in shock,” said a female journalist present at the briefing. “The spokeswoman clearly said it was an Israeli interest to maintain German guilt feelings. She even said that without them, we’d be just another country as far as they’re concerned.”

      Others present at the event confirmed the journalist’s account.

      Some added that the Israeli ambassador himself, Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, was present for some of the briefing, as were other embassy workers who don’t speak Hebrew. Another journalist commented, “It was so awkward. We couldn’t believe our ears. We’re sitting there eating peanuts, and behind the spokeswoman there are two German women sitting there who don’t understand a word of Hebrew – and the embassy staff is telling us they’re working to preserve the German guilt feelings and that Israel has no interest in normalization of relations between the two countries.”

      “I don’t remember saying that,” Farjon told Haaretz in response. “I can’t vouch for any particular quote, she added. “It was an off-the-record conversation, a briefing talk. The way I speak with Israeli journalists is a little different. These things aren’t intended to get out. I can’t reveal the principles I work by. For example, I don’t say who I go to in order to get good stories out here, or who I pay for things like that.” . . .

      ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.662962

      * SNORING SOUND EFFECTS THE SEQUEL. SLEEPING SOUNDS. SNORING SOUNDS FOR SLEEPING. FOR 12 HOURS.

  10. JLewisDickerson
    JLewisDickerson
    June 25, 2018, 10:36 pm

    RE: “Waters performed in Munich following a campaign to cancel his concert backed by the city’s mayor, Dieter Reiter, who accused Waters of anti-Semitism. . . The musician explained that the mayor was championing a petition that alleged Waters is anti-Semitic because he endorses the Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. . . Munich passed a law last year that prohibits the use of public facilities to persons who support the BDS movement.” ~ Latuff

    SEE: “Gunter the Terrible” | By Uri Avnery | The Palestine Chronicle | April 13, 2012

    [EXCERPT] Stop me if I have told you this joke before:

    Somewhere in the US, a demonstration takes place. The police arrive and beat the protesters mercilessly.

    “Don’t hit me,” someone shouts, “I am an anti-communist!”

    “I couldn’t give a damn what kind of a communist you are!” a policeman answers as he raises his baton.

    The first time I told this joke was when a German group visited the Knesset and met with German-born members, including me.

    They went out of their way to praise Israel, lauding everything we had been doing, condemning every bit of criticism, however harmless it might be. It became downright embarrassing, since some of us in the Knesset were very critical of our government’s policy in the occupied territories.

    For me, this extreme kind of pro-Semitism is just disguised anti-Semitism.

    Both have a basic belief in common: that Jews – and therefore Israel – are something apart, not to be measured by the standards applied to everybody else. . .

    ENTIRE COMMENTARY – http://www.palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=19233

    • JLewisDickerson
      JLewisDickerson
      June 25, 2018, 11:22 pm

      P.S. ALSO RE: “Waters performed in Munich following a campaign to cancel his concert backed by the city’s mayor, Dieter Reiter, who accused Waters of anti-Semitism. . . The musician explained that the mayor was championing a petition that alleged Waters is anti-Semitic because he endorses the Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. . . Munich passed a law last year that prohibits the use of public facilities to persons who support the BDS movement.” ~ Latuff

      ☛ Justice Louis D. Brandeis quotes regarding the right to freedom of speech here in the US:

      • The constitutional right of free speech has been declared to be the same in peace and war. In peace, too, men may differ widely as to what loyalty to our country demands, and an intolerant majority, swayed by passion or by fear, may be prone in the future, as it has been in the past, to stamp as disloyal opinions with which it disagrees.

      • Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burned women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

      • No danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is an opportunity for full discussion. Only an emergency can justify repression.

      • If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the process of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.

      • In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.

      • Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

      SOURCE – http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quotes_by/justice+louis+d.+brandeis

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