Waters And The Bombs Of David: Goodbye Blue Sky,
Confronting The Jewish State
29 September 2010
By Gilad Atzmon
Ynet reported today that The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
on Monday criticized rock star Roger Waters for simply
conveying the truth.
During Waters’ performances of “Goodbye Blue Sky,” in
Toronto, an animated scene projects images of planes
dropping bombs in the shape of Jewish Stars of David
followed by dollar signs. It should be noted that the
clip also displays bombs in the shape of crosses,
Muslim crescents and a fuel company's logo.
We had better face it once and for all: artists are
often significantly far ahead of our corrupted
‘liberal’ politicians, who, for some reason, keep
silent instead of confronting the Jewish State.
The truth needs to be told: Israel is the Jewish State
and, actually, it does drop bombs from airplanes
decorated with Jewish symbols, and those planes are
flown by Jewish pilots.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued a
statement saying that "it is outrageous that Roger
Waters has chosen to use the juxtaposition of a Jewish
Star of David with the symbol of dollar signs.…the use
of such imagery in a concert setting seems to leave
the message open to interpretation, and the meaning
could easily be misunderstood as a comment about Jews
I am perplexed by Foxman’s comment. There is not
actually much room for interpretation here :the facts
are well established. The U.S. is providing Israel
with at least $7.0 million each day. This is a lot of
money -- especially when it converted into bombs and
white phosphorus. The Israeli war crimes are also
established : I advise Foxman to read the Goldstone
"Of course Waters has every right to express his
political views about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
through his music and stagecraft. However, the images
he has chosen, when put together in the same sequence,
cross a line into anti-Semitism,” said Foxman, "We
wish that Waters had chosen some other way to convey
his political views without playing into and dredging
up the worst age-old anti-Semitic stereotype about
Jews and their supposed obsession with making money."
May I suggest to Foxman and his notorious ADL that the
rest of humanity also has a wish : we want to see an
end to the terror imposed by the Jewish state, in the
name of the Jewish people, Foxman included. We also
want to see an end of Jewish institutional pressure
being exercised on so many Western political groups,
parties and governments.
If Foxman is really concerned about anti-Semitism, he
would do far better to tackle the real root causes of
anti Semitism, by confronting Israel and its lobbies
about their policies, and he might think of leading
world Jewry to do the same.