Takoma Park invited a JCRC official to appear on a panel at the screening with officials from two anti-Zionist groups.
The film is being screened as part of the town’s “We Are Takoma” free cultural event series, taking place in its community center.
The Argentina Zionist Organization called Waters “one of the great anti-Semites of our time” in a campaign protesting what it called his hate speech.
In the accompanying video, Waters’ head floats silently as his voice recites a poem by Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish.
Here’s a look at how some prominent artists dealt with the issue in 2017.
A petition led by a German-Jewish resident said that the public TV station was using tax money to support “a hater of Jews.”
Australian singer Nick Cave said that he performed in Israel to take a stand against BDS
The film is, quite cleverly, called “Wish You Weren’t Here”.
Radiohead is facing pressure for an upcoming performance in Israel. Today, R.E.M’s Michael Stripe posted in support of the choice.
— Roger Waters said he personally reached out to Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke requesting that the band cancel its upcoming show in Israel….