Polly Samson was the songwriter for many of Pink Floyd’s songs. She is also the wife of guitarist David Gilmour, a former member of Pink Floyd, who has been at odds with her former bandmate Roger Waters for decades over all sorts of issues, including Waters’ obsessive hatred of Israel. Now Polly Samson has delivered her own blow to Waters in form – what else on this day? — a tweet he doesn’t hold back. More on this story can be found here: “‘Antisemitic to your rotten core’: Former Pink Floyd bandmate, Roger Waters accused of antisemitism by songwriter,” Shirin Ghermejian, Algemeiner, February 7, 2023:
Musician Roger Waters has faced criticism from his former bandmate and songwriter after he compared Israel to Nazi Germany in an interview with a German newspaper. Berliner Zeitung Last week.
“The Israelis are committing genocide,” the former Pink Floyd frontman told Berliner Zeitung, according to an English translation of the interview Waters shared on his website. “As Great Britain did during our colonial period … we believed ourselves to be inherently superior to the indigenous people, just as the Israelis did in Palestine. Well, we were not and are not Israeli Jews.”
The Jews of Israel did not believe themselves to be “naturally superior to the natives”, in Judea, which the Romans named “Palestine”. the jews is “Indigenous” of that place. They have been living in this region continuously for 3500 years. Muslim Arabs arrived only in the 7th century, 2000 years after the Jews had lived there.
In response, Polly Samson, wife of Pink Floyd songwriter and band-member David Gilmour, wrote on Twitter: “You’re an anti-Semitic to your rotten core. Also a Putin apologist and a liar, thief, hypocrite, tax-avoidant, lip-syncing, misogynistic, sick-violence-hater, megalomaniac. Enough of your nonsense.”
Samson wrote the lyrics for Pink Floyd’s 1994 album Division Bell. Gilmore, who has had a decades-long feud with Waters, then re-shared Samson’s tweet, adding that “every word [is] proven fact.”
Polly Samson wrote songs for Pink Floyd for 20 years. Four years longer than Roger Waters was with the band. Both she and her husband, David Gilmour, were intimately familiar with Waters’ “tax-avoidance,” which is why I doubt Waters would be interested in suing Samson for defamation. Gilmore, it should be noted, has given millions of dollars to charities. Roger Waters seems to have given much less. Samson and Gilmour were also well aware of Waters’ “misogynistic” attitudes and actions. What went off stage with the groupies, for example? What did he say to his bandmates about women? And his “lip syncing” habit has been going on since 1984 Search the Internet for “Roger Waters” and “lip-syncing” for many embarrassing examples. “Liar, thief, hypocrite” — let’s hope Waters sues Polly Samson for defamation so she can make public the evidence supporting her. But I think he dare not.
Waters, 79, called the allegations “inflammatory and wildly inaccurate” in a statement he released on Twitter, adding that he “absolutely” denies the allegations.
Waters – who is a passionate supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement – also claimed that Israel has a right to exist “as long as it is a true democracy, as long as no group, religious or ethnic, enjoys more human rights than any other people.” It does. But unfortunately that is exactly what is happening in Israel and Palestine. The government says that only Jews should enjoy certain rights. So it cannot be described as democratic.”
Israel, speed Waters, a “genuine democracy”. It contains real, not fraudulent, elections. Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs have the same civil, religious and political rights. Israel is very different from the Palestinian Authority, whose president Mahmoud Abbas is now in the eighteenth year of his four-year term – but that doesn’t seem to bother Roger Waters, a staunch supporter of the PA and Israeli democracy is quite different from what’s happening in Gaza, where Hamas, which Has not held any elections since 2007, rules with an iron fist. It is surprising that Waters claims to be offended by Israel’s supposed lack of democracy. After all, Waters is a staunch supporter of the Assad dictatorship in Syria, and recently, he has been declaring support for dictator Vladimir Putin and his war of aggression against Ukraine. In only one respect are Israeli Jews treated differently from Israeli Arabs. they are of course, When the Arabs may beServing in the military
He also said that accusing Israel of genocide and apartheid “exactly describes it[s] Reality of Occupied Territories. I see this more clearly since I became part of the BDS movement.” she said Berliner Zeitung Later in the interview he denied being anti-Semitic but also talked about his efforts to convince others in the music industry not to perform in Israel in support of the BDS movement…
Israel’s Arab population has grown from 160,000 in 1948 to more than two million today. The Arab population in the West Bank grew from 900,000 in 1967 to 2.8 million in 2022. If Israel is guilty of “genocide” there is a most peculiar way to go about it
During the interview, Waters also expressed his continued support for Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and said he found it “really sad” that his former Pink Floyd bandmates released the benefit song Hey Hey Rise Up last year featuring Ukrainian musician Andriy Khlyvniuk. Helped raise funds for humanitarian aid for victims of the Russia-Ukraine war…
A syllogism: No decent person could possibly support a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Roger Waters enthusiastically supports the Russian invasion of Ukraine. so…
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine last year, Waters referred to Israel as “a hegemonic, settler colonial project that operates a system of apartheid.”He has accused Jewish billionaire philanthropist Sheldon Adelson of being a “puppet master” controlling the US government, and his past tours have featured a giant pig wrapped in a Star of David. He accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing”, “apartheid” and “international crimes” in a November 2012 speech to the United Nations. In 2021, he suggested that it was impossible to tell the “truth” about Israel because of Holocaust crimes.
Yes, how true: everyone is afraid to “tell the truth” about Israel. Everyone, that is, except the UN General Assembly, which routinely puts the Jewish state in its kangaroo court. Since 2015, the General Assembly has adopted 140 resolutions criticizing Israel, mainly on its treatment of Palestinians, its relations with neighboring countries and other grievances. At the same time, it passed only 68 resolutions against all other countries combined. And everyone is afraid to “tell the truth” about Israel except in the UN Security Council, where only an American veto prevents an endless series of anti-Israel resolutions from being adopted. And everyone is afraid to tell the “truth” about Israel except the UN Human Rights Council, which now has a permanent item on its agenda, requiring that at every meeting of the Council it must discuss how Israel “rules” what the UNHRC calls the Palestinian Territories.” And everyone, As Roger Waters insists, only the EU is “afraid to tell the truth” about Israel – that is, criticize it – except for the EU, which routinely reprimands Israel for “settlements” in “occupied Palestinian land.” 57 members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). , is always ready to condemn the Jewish state, and tells the “truth” about Israel, as Roger Waters thinks.
The anti-Israel venom spewed by Roger Waters from Polly Samson got a revenge. I know I quoted his tweet above, but I can’t resist repeating his single perfect sentence one more time:
You are anti-Semitic to your rotten roots. Also a Putin apologist and a liar, thief, hypocrite, tax-avoidant, lip-syncing, misogynistic, sick-violence-hater, megalomaniac. Enough of your bullshit.
Listen to listen.