Aging rocker Roger Waters is peeved that the equally aging Rolling Stones plan to play Tel Aviv this summer; he just wrote a public letter castigating the band for defying his anti-Israel boycott. Hey, Roger: You might want to look at what the under-40 crowd is doing.
For those who don’t live in Israel, the few artists heeding the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement by refusing to perform there might seem to take center stage. But the big nay-sayers (aside from Waters) include Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello. It’s safe to say that music fans not yet members of AARP won’t be greatly affected.
As for Waters, the Pink Floyd founder and most outspoken proponent of the BDS movement, his hate speech erodes his credibility. His anti-Semitic rhetoric is full-bore, as he claims Israel is a “racist apartheid regime” that practices “ethnic cleansing” and compares Jews to Nazi collaborators. No rational person wants to be part of such abhorrence.