Roger Waters

Criticizes Israel

Supports Palestine

Supports Julian Assange

8 Aug 2022

YOUTUBE.com

In an interview with World Beyond War

Gaza obviously is a different story but is it really a different story. It’s still a story of settler colonialism and imperialism and supremacy, in this case it’s religious Supremacy. The idea that somehow the Jewish people of some areas everybody else on the planet but particularly to the Arabs who the Palestinian Arabs. They don’t really care what their religion is. Some are Christians, some are Jews some are Muslim but that’s irrelevant to the Israeli State who believe that the Jewish people are superior more important than any of those people those people’s lives are worthless. And it breaks my heart every single day as it does the hearts of all of my friends who are involved in the struggle for Palestinian Freedom. Julian Assange wouldn’t be imprisoned if Jeremy Corbyn had been elected which he should have been his election was prevented by the Israeli Lobby and you only got to read about it to know that that’s absolutely true.
Roger Waters

Supports Palestine

Aborigenal Populations Supporter

15 Jul 2022

THEGLOBEANDMAIL.com

In an interview with The Globe and Mail

Yes, I’m doing webinar in support of and in solidarity with the students of McGill because attempts are being made to shut down the pro-Palestine voice at the university. I’m used to this. It happens everywhere. But I’m happy to say the voice is growing as the minutes go by. It’s not anti-Semitic, let’s get that out of the way. It’s the voice of the people saying, “We hear a lot of rhetoric about human rights but we don’t see evidence that our leaders care about human rights.” In fact, we hear a lot of evidence that they don’t. Your government, for instance, is more interested in its mining interests and the oil and the tar sands and all that stuff than it is in the basic human rights of your Indigenous people and people all over the globe.
Roger Waters

Supports Palestine

15 Jul 2022

YOUTUBE.com

In an interview with the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute

It’s about a bunch of Europeans back in the middle of the 19th century deciding that they were going to take over this piece of land, and kick out anybody that lived there and take it over for themselves and their own little cabal. These students, well obviously they should be treated for equal human rights under the law as anyone else and not denied their human rights simply because they’re going up against the Zionist colonialists settler fascist settler movement that is happening in the occupied territories in Palestine every day as we speak with the murder of the journalists.

Supports Ukraine

Criticizes Putin

Criticizes Bush

Criticizes Obama

Anti Iraq War

Criticizes Israel

Supports Palestine

9 Mar 2022

FACEBOOK.com

In an open letter response to an Ukrainian citizen

I am disgusted by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, it is a criminal mistake in my opinion, the act of a gangster, there must be an immediate ceasefire. I regret that Western governments are fueling the fire that will destroy your beautiful country by pouring arms into Ukraine, instead of engaging in the diplomacy that will be necessary to stop the slaughter. Rest assured if all our leaders don’t turn down the rhetoric and engage in diplomatic negotiations there will be precious little of Ukraine left when the fighting is over. A long drawn out insurgency in Ukraine would be great for the gangster hawks in Washington, it’s what they dream of, “playing the game” as they do, ”with the bravery of being out of range” I desperately hope your President is not a gangster too and that he will do what is best for his people, and demand of the Americans that they come to the table. Sadly, however, many world leaders are gangsters and my disgust for political gangsters did not start last week with Putin. I was disgusted by the gangsters Bush and Blair when they invaded Iraq in 2003, I was and still am disgusted by the gangster government of Israel’s invasion of Palestine in 1967 and its subsequent apartheid occupation of that land which has now been going on for over fifty years. I was disgusted by the gangsters Obama and Clinton ordering NATO’s illegal bombings of both Libya and Serbia. I am disgusted by the wholesale destruction of Syria initiated, as it was, in 2011 by outside interference in the cause of regime change. I was disgusted by the invasion of Lebanon in 1982 when the gangster Shimon Peres connived with the Christian Phalangist Militias in the murder of Palestinian refugees in Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in the south of that country.
Roger Waters

Criticizes Israel

Supports Palestine

5 Mar 2022

ARABNEWS.com

At a conference in Washington D.C. with other pro-Palestinian speakers

There is a positive impact for Palestinians from the artist boycotts on Israel, educating fans about Israel’s apartheid policies and violence. […] We know what anti-Semitism means and it does not mean criticizing the state of Israel, you a— No conversation about Israel is possible without using the word apartheid. Because Israel is an apartheid nation.
Donald Trump

Supports Israel

Criticizes Democrats

17 Dec 2021

CNBC.com

In an interview with Israeli journalist, Barak Ravid

I’ll tell you, the evangelical Christians love Israel more than the Jews in this country. It used to be that Israel had absolute power over Congress, and today I think it’s the exact opposite. And I think Obama and Biden did that. And yet in the election, they still get a lot of votes from the Jewish people. Which tells you that the Jewish people, and I’ve said this for a long time, the Jewish people in the United States either don’t like Israel or don’t care about Israel.

Criticizes Israel

Supports Palestine Aid

17 Nov 2021

TWITTER.com

In a tweet

Proud to be one of 100+ artists, actors, and more calling on the international community to defend Palestinian human rights orgs against Israeli government repression. #StandWithThe6 In the US? Demand action from Congress now: http://jvpaction.org/StandWithThe6

Possibly Supports Palestine

15 Jun 2021

TWITTER.com

In a tweet

Honored to be recognized by The Center for Islam and Global Affairs @cigaistanbul. Tune in to the ceremony this Thursday!

Criticizes Israel

24 May 2021

TWITTER.com

In a tweet

I have reflected & wanted to apologize for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing “genocide”. It’s not accurate, it’s inflammatory, disrespectful & is being used to justify antisemitism here & abroad. Now is the time to avoid hyperbole.

Criticizes Israel

Criticizes Biden

7 May 2021

TWITTER.com

In a video posted on Twitter

What? Biden is still going ‘oh I support Israel in anything.’ Oh you support them in this genocidal removal of people from their homes. How would you like it Joe Biden? I’m so glad that the Human Rights Watch has now followed the lead better than the Human Rights Organization, the Israeli Human Rights Organization that a number of months ago declared Israel an apartheid state.

Criticizes Israel

10 Apr 2021

TWITTER.com

In a tweet

FIFAUEFA. Ban ISRAELI teams from international competition. SAY NO TO RACISM In SOCCER.

Supports Palestine

8 Feb 2021

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, sharing a quote

Don’t let the Israeli Lobby rewrite our dictionaries with this McCarthyite, racist, claptrap. We know what anti-Semitism is, and being anti-Israeli apartheid ain’t any part of it.

Supports Palestine

Criticizes Israel

8 Oct 2020

TWITTER.com

In an interview with Mehdi Hasan

Watching this asymmetrical warfare being acted upon them, and violence being acted upon them, and who pays the price? The citizenry […] There is no reason that an ally of America should not be held to the same standards as any other nation in the world. What I see there is wrong.

Supports Palestine

Criticizes Israel

Criticizes Right-Wing

Possibly Black Lives Matter Supporter

20 Jun 2020

MEMRI.org

In an interview with the Hamas-affiliated Shehab News Agency from Gaza

Sheldon Adelson, who is the puppet master pulling the strings of Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, and what’s his name… The Ambassador to Israel, Greenberg [sic] I think his name is. Sheldon Adelson is the puppet master pulling all of the strings. And Sheldon Adelson is a right-wing fascist racist bigot who doesn’t understand the first thing about the idea that human beings might have rights. Sheldon Adelson believes that only Jews - only Jewish people - are completely human. That they are attached in some way… He believes that everybody else on Earth is there to serve them. Sheldon Adelson believe this. I’m not saying Jewish people believe this. I am saying that he does, and he is pulling the strings. So he has this strange - he thinks - Biblical construct in his head, that somehow everything will be all right in the world if there is a Greater Israel, which takes up the whole historic Palestine and the Kingdom of Jordan — puts it all together and calls it Israel and gives it only to the Chosen People… He is crazy. This is a crazy, crazy, crazy guy. Unfortunately. This crazy, crazy, crazy guy is also incredibly rich and has the tiny little - I nearly said the P-word that is used to describe the male genitals - prick of Donald Trump in his pocket. The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week was done with a technique invented by the IDF, by the occupation forces. The Israelis invested [the technique of] ‘let’s kill people by kneeling on their necks and cutting off the blood supply of the carotid artery to the brain.’ that is an Israeli technique, taught to the militarized police forces of the U.S.A. by Israeli experts, who the Americans have been flying over to the United States, to teach them how to murder the blacks because they have seen how efficient the Israelis have been at murdering Palestinians in the occupied territories by using those techniques. And they are proud of it. They are proud of it. The Israelis are proud of it. They go: 'Look how good we are at this, you can learn…

Neutral to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

19 Jan 2020

JPOST.com

In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, about missiles fired from the Gaza Strip

I’m not scared at all. Like everyone else here, I don’t really notice it.
Donald Trump

Supports Israel

Criticizes Democrats

21 Aug 2019

NDTV.com

In an exchange with reporters in the Oval Office ahead of a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis

Where has the Democratic Party gone?. Where have they gone, where they’re defending these two people over the state of Israel? And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.

Criticizes Israel

10 May 2019

JPOST.com

In a video

There’s the film, and that film was the Invasion of the Body Snatchers , and Eurovision reminds me of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers , because it seems it may have been taken over by aliens. I know, it’s giving aliens a bad name, but at the end of the movie, Donald Sutherland points at somebody like this. […] 136,000 of our Swiss brothers and sisters have signed and delivered a petition demanding that the Eurovision pull out of the finals in Tel Aviv. I cannot tell you how much that has lightened my morning.

Criticizes Israel

17 Apr 2019

THEGUARDIAN.com

In an op-ed, regarding Madonna’s performance in the Israel-hosted Eurovision contest

To perform in Israel is a lucrative gig but to do so serves to normalise the occupation, the apartheid, the ethnic cleansing, the incarceration of children, the slaughter of unarmed protesters … all that bad stuff.
Roger Waters

Criticizes Media

Criticizes Israel

28 Sep 2018

SUEDDEUTSCHE.de

In an interview with a German publication

At any rate, in the USA, the press is controlled by corporations. Journalists there who deviate from the narrative that ‘Israel is just defending itself’ can encounter difficulty. Regarding Israel, the mainstream media are still biased. I get my news these days from blogs, some of which are written by people who used to work for mainstream periodicals and lost their jobs because they criticized Israel.

Supports Palestine

9 Feb 2018

FACEBOOK.com

In an interview with Australian Palestine Advocacy Network

You are going to entertain the people who shot the feet of Palestinian footballers. There’s two kids eighteen year old’s that been to the local football stadium, pitch to train, dreamed of playing at some point for Palestine and some IDF soldiers decided to shoot. They shot one kids seven times in one foot, four times on the other. They’re shooting the *** feet of 18 year olds who want to play soccer. Don’t talk to me about your freedom of speech.

Thinks Actors Shouldn't Talk Politics

Supports Trump

Conservative

Supports Israel

22 Jul 2016

JPOST.com

In an interview on Jerusalem

I’m very pro-Israel, and I can’t like anybody who isn’t. [...] It’s a pretty dangerous world, so given the choices – which are not really wonderful – I am supporting Donald Trump in the hopes that his ego won’t get in the way, and that he’s smart enough to hire good people. We don’t know that, but we pretty much do know what Hillary will do. So if Trump listens to the people he hires and he has a great cabinet, the scale tips that way for me. We need a hawk right now. That pisses me off when they talk about all these Hollywood liberals. There’s a whole bunch of us who are conservative. I find it offensive when actors go on news shows and spout their political views. They don’t exactly have political science degrees, who cares what they think?
Adam Sandler

Jewish

Supports Israel

17 Dec 2015

ROLLINGSTONE.com

During a Howard Stern Show, talking about Roger Water's anti-Israel stance

I’m very pro-Israel. When you go off on Roger Waters, I f*****g love that you do that. I’m disgusted that they single out Israel. All those nice Israeli people are getting a ‘f**k you’ from Roger Waters. … I’m not a crazy religious, but I’m proud of being a Jew, and that’s what I am.
Roger Waters

Criticizes Israel

2 Oct 2015

SALON.com

In a letter to pop group Bon Jovi

So the die is cast, you are determined to proceed with your gig in Tel Aviv on October 3. You are making your stand. You stand shoulder to shoulder With the settler who burned the baby With the bulldozer driver who crushed Rachel Corrie With the soldier who shot the soccer player’s feet to bits With the sailor who shelled the boys on the beach With the sniper who killed the kid in the green shirt And the one who emptied his clip into the 13-year-old girl And the Minister of Justice who called for genocide You had a chance to stand On the side of justice With the pilot who refused to bomb refugee camps With the teenager who chose eight prison terms over army service With the prisoner who fasted for 266 days until freedom With the doctor banned from entry for saving lives With the farmer who was cut down marching to the wall With the legless child growing up in the rubble And the 550 others who won’t grow up at all Because of the missiles and tank shells and bullets we sent The dead can’t remind you of the crimes you’ve ignored. But, lest we forget, “To stand by silent and indifferent is the greatest crime of all.”

Criticizes Israel

Supports Palestine

29 Nov 2012

YOUTUBE.com

Speaking at the United Nation to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

We found that the State of Israel is guilty of a number of international crimes.