Roger Waters graffitis the Israeli Wall in Palestine

21 June 2006 - 5:02pm
Press release

Waters moved today's concert from Hayarkon Park outside Tel Aviv after discussions with Palestinian artists, as well as Israeli refuseniks, who called on him to use the gig as a platform to build solidarity with those fighting the injustices of Israeli foreign policy.

He has taken part in a tour, with War on Want, of the occupied Palestinian territories, and seen for himself the hardship endured in towns like Bethlehem.

Waters, who has a lifelong commitment to social and global justice, helped launch the UK group War on Want's campaign against the Israeli Wall two years ago.

Waters said: "The peace village provides a great backdrop to this concert and performing a gig there, where Arabs and Jews live together in a peaceful community, symbolises my support for all those on both sides who reject extremism and violence in their quest for a just peace."

War on Want spokesperson Nick Dearden said: "We need musicians like Roger Waters taking this sort of principled stand. It is through statements and gestures like these that we can bring Palestine to the attention of the world, and ensure a better future for the region."

» Read our review of the Neve Shalom gig here

]]>

Stop Arming Israel

Join the call for an immediate two-way arms embargo on the arms trade with Israel

Latest news

Press Release: Frontline defenders expose BHP’s role in climate breakdown

15 October 2019 - 11:15am

Unmasking BHP: frontline defenders travel to London to expose company’s greenwashing tactics and role in climate breakdown

Frontline human rights defenders travel from Latin America to the UK to share their experiences of climate breakdown, the threat of violence and the greenwashing tactics of multinational mining company BHP

Read more

Time for constructive engagement: Statement on UN Binding Treaty

14 October 2019 - 11:15am
Today, 14 October 2019, negotiations for a UN BindingTreaty on Business and Human Rights are underway at  the UN in Geneva. War on Want together with 58 other organisations are calling on the Uk govenment and other European representatives to help deliver a treaty that ensures multinationals are held to account for human rights violations, and victims have access to justice. 
 
Read more

Join the conversation

Photos: Mark Kerrison 5 hours 37 min ago
No matter how much they say otherwise, BHP is shamelessly using the as an opportunity to greenwash i… https://t.co/YWnW2cqCH1 14 hours 16 min ago
Yesterday we protested for and against mega-mining at BHP's annual shareholders meeting. Thanks to… https://t.co/Jev85b9RWs 15 hours 35 min ago