Waters pressured to move concert place in Israel

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
April 16, 2006 21:51

 
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"Pink Floyd" co-founder Roger Waters is moving his June concert in Israel from Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv to a chickpea field next to Neve Shalom because of Palestinian protests, Channel 2 TV reported Sunday. Waters, bass player and vocalist with the iconic rock group from its birth in the 1960s until its members drifted apart two decades later, has lent his support to a pro-Palestinian movement urging removal of the security fence being constructed along the West Bank. Park Hayarkon was the scene of several such appearances every year, where up to 200,000 people sit on the grass. On the other hand, moving the concert to Neve Shalom would cost millions of shekels to compensate the chickpea growers, whose fields were planned to be uprooted to accommodate the performance.

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