Credit: Andrés Ibarra, November 2018.
"To the ancient persecutions of Jews based on the ideas of religion, culture, race, money, and success, now is added the despicable hatred of the State of Israel."
"The Directorate of the Jewish Community of Oporto regrets the presence in Portugal of Roger Waters and the silence of the news media on the ideology of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) that he espouses.
If the singer's tour in Portugal, scheduled for March 17 and 18, is not suspended, he is invited to visit the Oporto Holocaust Museum, which dedicates a space to the perverse ideology of BDS.
The persecution of Jews over millennia, based on ideas religion, culture, race, money and success, has been converted in the modern period to the despicable hatred of the State of Israel. This continues to attract supporters from all segments of society.
Waters knows that he has a big influence on his fans and that his ideas about Israel can arm crowds that will fire shots tomorrow.
At the time of its foundation in May 1948, Israel was one of the poorest countries in the world, an infertile land without basic infrastructure for its population of less than 1 million.
Jewish immigrants from all over the world had a choice: to triumph or to starve. They slept hungry and dreamed of a technological miracle.
Today, with 9 million inhabitants and one of the highest life expectancies in the world, Israel is a scientific, technological, space, tourist, and agricultural leader.
The silence in the West regarding BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), which advocates the economic, political, academic and cultural isolation of the State of Israel, goes hand in hand with Soviet antisemitism dedicated to destroying all truly relevant Jewish realities in the Diaspora."