Roger Waters has been criticized over comments he recently made comparing Israel to Nazi Germany.
Former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters has caused an outcry after comparing Israel to Nazi Germany.
In a recent interview, the veteran rocker said that Israeli treatment of the Palestinians was comparable with went happened in Europe during the 1930s.
“The parallels with what went on in the 1930s in Germany are so crushingly obvious,” he said.
Waters, 70, also accused Israel as believing that Palestinians are “sub-human” and criticized Washington for being influenced by the Israeli “propaganda machine,” reported the Guardian.
Waters is a longtime supporter of the Palestinian cause.
His interview was in the left-wing CounterPunch magazine.
His comments drew a furious response from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who said, “Mr. Waters, the Nazis were a genocidal regime that murdered six million Jews.
“That you would have the audacity to compare Jews to monsters who murdered them shows you have no decency, you have no heart, you have no soul.”
Waters countered that the Holocaust was “brutal and disgusting beyond our imagination.” He added that this meant “we must always remain vigilant. We must never stand by silent and indifferent to the sufferings of others, whatever their race, color, ethnic background or religion”.
Waters was one of the founders of Pink Floyd, back in 1965.