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Oporto’s Jews invite Roger Waters to visit city’s Holocaust museum

(JNS Wire) In a press release referring to the upcoming visit of musician Roger Waters, an ardent BDS supporter, to Oporto, Portugal, the Directorate of the Jewish Community of Oporto noted that it “regrets the presence in Portugal of Roger Waters and the silence of the news media on the ideology of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that he espouses.

“If the singer’s tour in Portugal—scheduled for March 17-18—is not suspended, he is invited to visit the Oporto Holocaust Museum, which dedicates a space to the perverse ideology of BDS,” the release continued. “The persecution of Jews over millennia—based on ideas of 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.

“The silence in the West regarding BDS, 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.”

Credit: Andrés Ibarra, November 2018.

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