Rocker Roger Waters is no stranger to charges of anti-Semitism.
The Pink Floyd co-founder, recently excised from the classic rock troupe’s web site, is known for raging against the state of Israel.
His critics suggest said rages are more about the Jewish people than the state they call home.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center … has accused Waters of anti-Semitism over his use of an inflatable pig bearing the Star of David during previous concerts.
The consumption of pork is banned in Judaism while the Star of David is synonymous with the religion.
“These images refer to medieval German anti-Semitic iconography,” said the center, which launched a “Resist the Racist” campaign the last time Waters performed in Mexico in 2018.
…he has made numerous statements attacking Israel and denigrating entertainers who chose to perform there. He claims other artists are afraid to join him because they fear that it would end their careers; an accusation clearly aimed at Jews in the music business and not at Israel.
Waters vigorously denies those charges, in both interviews and in print.
“Because I am a critic of this Israeli government’s policies and in the absence of this Israeli government producing cogent arguments to defend themselves from my criticism, I am instead routinely subjected to the accusation that I am an anti-Semite. This is a pattern, a crude pattern, but nevertheless an identifiable and repeated pattern, a part of the general tactic of ‘Hasbara.'”
Waters, whose new concert film “Roger Waters: Us + Them,” hits digital platforms June 16, recently joined far-left filmmaker Michael Moore for a chat on his “Rumble with Michael Moore” podcast.
Moore released a segment of their conversation on YouTube.
The clip begins with Waters describing how Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo can’t wait for the end of, well, everything.
“In order for the end of times to happen, which is what they’re all looking forward to, particularly Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo … [Evangelical Christians] believe Jesus is gonna come back down, but he won’t come back down until after the Jews are reinstated in Israel, after Armageddon has happened in Israel, so there needs to be a battle, there needs to be a war there,” Waters said.
“Jesus will come down, and he’ll take Mike Pence in one hand, and Mike Pompeo in the other, and with the other Evangelical Christians they’ll all drift off to heaven together … that’s what they believe, and that is what they’re looking forward to.”
Waters, the target of so many attacks on the subject of anti-Semitism, then attempted to turn the tables.
“[Evangelical Christians] hate the Jewish people, they hate them. They’re the most anti Semitic people…” Waters said.
“Correct, yes,” Moore interjected.
“Ever,” Waters finished.
“I’m an atheist. I’m gonna burn along with my Jewish friends in Hell forever while Mike, Mike and Jesus are floating about… poor Jesus, having to spend eternity with Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo. God forbid, not that there is a God, but you know what I mean [laughs].”