Wiesenthal Center wants New Yorkers to give anti-Israel activist ‘the reception he deserves: an empty hall’, but nobody has asked for money back



No takers as NY theater offers refunds for Waters

A theater in Sag Harbor, New York has offered to refund tickets to a sold-out performance by Roger Waters over his support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement against Israel.

Waters, the former frontman of rock band Pink Floyd, has been vocal in his criticism of artists who perform in Israel. He is scheduled to perform Friday at the Bay Street Theater. Page Six reported Wednesday that the performance may face picketers in a protest organized by pro-Israel groups.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center in a statement issued on Tuesday called on New Yorkers “to give Roger Waters the reception he deserves: an empty hall. We urge people who may have been unaware of his hate-filled boycott campaign and bought tickets for his performance, to vote with their feet and instead stand in solidarity — outside of the theater — with the innocent victims of terrorism in The Holy Land.”

The theater’s executive director, Tracy Mitchell, on Wednesday told local news website 27East.com that no one has requested a refund, and that the theater has people “begging for tickets.”

Earlier this month, in a much-publicized rant, radio personality Howard Stern ripped Waters for his support of the movement to boycott Israel.

Waters in an open letter to rocker Jon Bon Jovi ahead of his concert earlier this month in Israel, accused the artist of “standing shoulder to shoulder” with right-wing Israeli extremists.

In response, Bon Jovi said at his concert: “I’ll come here any time you want.”

Waters has published open letters calling on fellow musicians to join a boycott of Israel. He has also come under fire for using at in his concerts a huge inflated balloon in the shape of a wild boar with a prominently visible Star of David among other symbols, including a dollar sign and a hammer and sickle. He had used the gimmick for several years.

Having previously defended Roger Waters from accusations of anti-Semitism, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in 2013 reluctantly acknowledged that “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories” have “seeped into the totality” of the former Pink Floyd frontman’s views.

“Judging by his remarks, Roger Waters has absorbed classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and these have now seeped into the totality of his views,” Abraham H. Foxman, then the National Director of the ADL, told The Times of Israel. “His comments about Jews and Israel have gotten progressively worse over time. It started with anti-Israel invective, and has now morphed into conspiratorial anti-Semitism.”




  1. Bill Burroughs said,

    October 31, 2015 at 17:14

    When Simon Wiesenthal died in 2005 after a lifetime as a professional con man and liar, he was given the reception he well deserved at the gates of Hell. However, despite the efforts of the still living followers of this con artist, it would seem that the Gentile world ain’t goin’ for any more lies or bullying from the usual parasites who still think they have our minds under their wicked control, and Roger Waters, a man with bigger cajones than the entire cowardly little bully army of Israel put together, will deservedly receive the reception of a full concert hall of human beings who support justice for the real Semitic people of Palestine and who say “NO MORE!” to the vicious human rights crimes and terrorism of the racist rogue “state” of Israel, a religio-political entity which will soon pass into the dark pages of history, to be heard from no more.

  2. mikael said,

    October 31, 2015 at 18:35

    Of course we are conspiracy nutts, just ask NothingButyahoho, whom denied Palestinas existence and the week later blamed the Palestinians for holohoax oh sorry, the holocoust.

    Yea, ehhh…. this is becoming an freak show of druling bollocs.

    But hey, do conitnue with eh….. telling Us the truth.


  3. hp said,

    October 31, 2015 at 20:38

    He deserves a standing ovation and I bet he gets one

  4. joekano76 said,

    October 31, 2015 at 23:05

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

  5. ron said,

    October 31, 2015 at 23:48

    why are there no refuges entering Israel ?

  6. Kit Holz said,

    November 1, 2015 at 05:04

    Crime is crime and truth remains truth.

  7. Anna O'Leary said,

    November 1, 2015 at 15:01

    “I’ve seen your “Jewish values.” Babies with shrapnel in their heads. Grandmothers with broken bones. Crushing poverty in refugee camps. The worship and love of the new Nazi state. I’ve seen your “Jewish values.” The perpetuation of racist absurdity. Chauvinistic, ignorant tribalism. You’ve tried to erase Jewish anti-Zionism from the history books just as hard as you’ve tried to erase Palestine off the face of the earth. I’ve seen enough, had enough, of your “Jewish values.” Your children are not being systematically abused in Israeli prisons, therefore, your opinion is invalid, your victimhood a myth. You’re either advocating for today’s victims of state violence, or you’re not. You’re either trying to protect your beloved Judeo-Nazi state, or you’re not. Your “Jewish values” don’t mean anything to me unless they are valuing non-Jewish life.” – Nicole Mia Kopelow

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