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I'm no anti-Semite

Roger Waters has hit back at the Anti-Defamation League, who suggested that his 30th anniversary show of ‘The Wall’ contained anti-Semitic imagery that played on the stereotype of Jews and their supposed love for money. As you can imagine, Waters is a bit unhappy about this, and sought to explain himself via his website.

‘Contrary to Mr Foxman's assertion, there are no hidden meanings in the order or juxtaposition of these symbols [in the video],’ said the Pink Floyd legend. ‘The point I am trying to make in the song is that the bombardment we are all subject to by conflicting religious, political, and economic ideologies only encourages us to turn against one another, and I mourn the concomitant loss of life.

‘In so far as 'The Wall' has a political message it is to seek to illuminate our condition, and find new ways to encourage peace and understanding, particularly in the Middle East.’

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