While his comments have drawn music industry outrage, the Anti-Defamation League had his back up until recently. According to the Times of Israel, their defense is long but over now. Today (Dec. 12) the ADL have agreed that Waters’ “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories” have “seeped into the totality” of his views.
After an interview Waters made with political newsletter Counterpunch where he compared Israeli treatment of the Palestinians to Nazi Germany, the National Director of ADL had enough.
“Judging by his remarks, Roger Waters has absorbed classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and these have now seeped into the totality of his views,” Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the ADL), told The Times of Israel. “His comments about Jews and Israel have gotten progressively worse over time. It started with anti-Israel invective, and has now morphed into conspiratorial anti-Semitism.”
He added: “How sad that a creative genius could become so perverted by his own narrow-minded bigotry.”
— Annie Reuter, Radio.com