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(JTA) — Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters is said to have written “The Wall” in 1979 as a metaphor for his internal isolation. But in recent years, he has increasingly politicized the seminal album, particularly to criticize Israel’s polices toward the Palestinians.
He may have depicted God in Hollywood films, but Morgan Freeman came to Jerusalem with questions about religion still unsettled.
“I’m primarily interested in why, what is the why of it,” the Academy Award-winning actor told Reuters on Wednesday during a break in shooting “The Story of God,” a National Geographic and Highlight Films documentary exploring faith and theology.
Last week, J.K. Rowling joined 150 British artists, actors and politicians in signing a petition opposing a cultural boycott of Israel, published in The Guardian. The network, which calls itself Culture for Coexistence, argued that continued engagement with Israel is the only way to end the cycle of violence in the region.”Cultural engagement builds bridges, nurtures freedom and positive movement for change,” the group wrote. “We wholly endorse encouraging such a powerful tool for change rather than boycotting its use.”
Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters had some very strong words for rock star Jon Bon Jovi before the latter’s Oct. 3 concert in Tel Aviv.