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Roger Waters pulls out of NY Jewish cultural event
By JTA
04/05/2013
Pink Floyd founder cancels speaking engagement in Jewish cultural institution, fails to provide reasons for cancelation.
NEW YORK - Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters, who supports the boycott movement against Israel, pulled out of a speaking engagement at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

“We heard from Roger Waters that he is unable to appear at the event scheduled for April 30,” a statement from the Jewish cultural institution on the Upper East Side of Manhattan said Thursday. “We will be issuing refunds to all ticket-holders.”

A Y spokeswoman told JTA that she had no other information on why Waters would not appear as scheduled.

Waters, the creative force behind the iconic band, is a vocal supporter of the Palestinians and has endorsed the boycott, sanctions and divestment campaign against Israel.

In an interview last month with Electronic Intifada, a pro-Palestinian outlet, Waters speculated that the US media was “under instructions from somewhere not to report [criticism of Israel] to the American public, on what grounds I cannot guess."
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