Abe Foxman 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham H. Foxman penned an open letter
to British musician Roger Waters addressing the Pink Floyd co-founder’s recent
remarks on Israel and his repeated calls to boycott the Jewish
Foxman, in the letter published on The Huffington Post on Friday,
cited possible anti-Semitic underpinnings in the “flawed nature” of rocker’s
campaign against Israel, which has “caused us to reexamine your attitude towards
“Your single-minded obsession with trying to convince others to
boycott the Jewish state, while ignoring the world’s true human rights
violators, must be driven by something other than a guilty conscience,” Foxman
Waters published his own open letter
earlier last week calling on
his colleagues in the music industry to join him in a cultural boycott of
“Important details are omitted from your letter, which is a
classic propaganda technique,” Foxman said in his response.
letter employed a one-sided, simplified argument that “makes no mention of
Palestinian terrorism, nor does it provide any context to the complex nature of
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hamas, a terrorist organization which
continues to advocate for Israel’s destruction, is entirely absent from your
letter,” Foxman wrote.