Roger Waters claims he can’t book hotel rooms because of the ‘Israeli lobby’

Roger Waters performs at Barclays Arena in Hamburg, Germany, on May 7, 2023, to kick off his 'This Is Not A Drill' tour of Germany. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)
Roger Waters performs at Barclays Arena in Hamburg, Germany, on May 7, 2023, to kick off his 'This Is Not A Drill' tour of Germany. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)

Singer Roger Waters, who has been repeatedly accused of antisemitism, claims to be the victim of a hotel boycott in Uruguay and Argentina led by “the Israeli lobby.”

The former Pink Floyd cofounder and frontman tells Argentina’s Pagina 12 newspaper that he has no choice but to stay in lodgings in Sao Paulo, Brazil instead of in the countries he is slated to perform in.

“Somehow, these idiots of the Israeli lobby managed to co-opt all the hotels in Buenos Aires and Montevideo and organized this extraordinary boycott based on the malicious lies… about me,” Pagina 12 quotes him as saying in an article published in Spanish.

Approached by AFP, hotels in Montevideo decline to comment.

The presidents of Uruguay’s central Israelite Committee, Roby Schindler, and of the Jewish organization B’nai B’rith, Franklin Rosenfeld, accused Rogers this week of being a “propagator” of Jewish hatred, in letters addressed to the Sofitel hotel in the Uruguayan capital and disseminated on social media.

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