Roger Waters: 'My Nassau shows won't be cancelled over Israel row'17th Jul 17 | Entertainment News
Rocker Roger Waters is convinced Jewish leaders will fail in their bid to axe his upcoming Nassau Coliseum concerts over his support for an organisation calling for a cultural boycott of Israel.
Long Island Rabbi Anchelle Perl is leading the opposition to the shows in September (17), which fall before the Rosh Hashanah holiday, claiming the Pink Floyd star's affiliation with the BDS Movement is "negative to all communities, not just the Jewish community".
Earlier this week (beg10Jul17), he told CBS News, "Everyone stands to lose. I would say that what would be great is if the individual himself was to come out in a very open way and say that he made a mistake about this whole thing. It would go a long way to bring us together."
But during a Facebook Live chat on Saturday (15Jul17), Waters made it clear he would not be changing his mind about campaigning on behalf of the BDS Movement for international music stars to cancel shows in Israel over the country's ongoing hostilities with Palestine - and he's determined to play the Nassau shows, insisting a performer's rights should not be under attack because of his or her beliefs.
"I think they're gonna fail," Waters said of his Jewish opponents in New York state. "I don't think, I know they are, because you would have to tear up the Constitution of the United States of America, particularly the First Amendment, and throw it into the Hudson River, or the East River if that's closer, in order for that to happen."
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