Wednesday, June 03, 2009

'Tear Down the Wall,' says Pink Floyd's Roger Waters

Composer and former bassist and singer of British rock band Pink Floyd Roger Waters, is seen while touring Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank refugee camp of Aida in Bethlehem, Tuesday, June 2, 2009. In an interview with The Associated Press, Waters denounced the wall as a land grab by Israel, said it must come down and promised to hold a concert on that spot if it does. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

The Associated Press [June 2, 2009]

AIDA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — The legendary rocker and co-founder of Pink Floyd says he would give a concert in a flash if Israel's West Bank wall is torn down.

Roger Waters made the promise Tuesday during a visit to a Palestinian refugee camp that is hemmed in by the separation barrier's tall slabs of cement. The 65-year-old co-wrote Pink Floyd's iconic "The Wall" album and performed music from it in 1990 at the site where the Berlin Wall once stood.

Waters had harsh words for the West Bank barrier, which Israel says was built as a defense against Palestinian militants. The musician says the wall amounts to an oppressive grab of Palestinian land and that he hopes that "this thing, this awful thing, is destroyed soon."

[The predictable reaction from radical right wing Zionists and Israelis came, from one of their daily newspapers, The Jerusalem Post, to comments on the Israeli YNet News web site. They repeated the same tired claims and insults.]

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