Speaking out against Israel’s occupation of Palestine – may be dangerous to careers

Roger Waters has been an artist active in speaking out against the Israeli occupation of Palestine. He has personal reasons for being interested in the outcome of WWII as his father was a soldier who lost his life fighting in the War when baby Roger was only five months old.

More recently Roger Waters was asked why he thought there weren’t more artists speaking out against the treatment of Palestinians. He responded, “They’re terrified.” Read more: [http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/02/28/roger-waters-on-why-more-artists-dont-speak-out-against-israel-theyre-terrified/]

A book to consider reading for more information: Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, by Alison Weir, (2014) [Amazon]

Excerpt about the book from the Amazon page:

Few Americans today are aware that US support enabled the creation of modern Israel. Even fewer know that US politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts.

As this work demonstrates, these politicians were bombarded by a massive pro-Israel lobbying effort that ranged from well-funded and very public Zionist organizations to an “elitist secret society” whose members included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.

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