UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Former Pink Floyd guitarist Roger Waters is about to have two live shows at Nassau Coliseum within the fall, however some native officers need the occasion to be cancelled.
Waters is about to carry out in September, proper earlier than the beginning of the Jewish vacation Rosh Hashanah.
However Rabbi Anchelle Perl stated he believes the live performance must be referred to as off as a result of the musician helps the so-referred to as BDS, or Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions motion, towards Israeli occupation within the West Financial institution.
“That is one thing that’s unfavourable to all communities, not simply the Jewish group. Everybody stands to lose,” Perl stated. “I might say that what can be nice is that if the person himself was to return out in a really open method and say that he made a mistake about this entire factor. It will go an extended strategy to convey us collectively.”
Nassau County Lawyer Carnell Foskey agrees, threatening to take authorized motion as a result of the county has a regulation that bans corporations that consider within the motion from doing enterprise with the county.
The Coliseum spokesperson together with Waters’ spokesperson had no remark.