Pink Floyd moves Israel concert to "Peace Village"

Thursday, April 20, 2006 | 
Roger Waters, cofounder of the legendary band Pink Floyd, decided to move the group’s June concert from a Tel Aviv venue to a field next to a joint Jewish-Arab village. The concert was originally set for a park that accommodates up to 200,000 people. It will now take place in Neve Shalom (Peace Village) after organizers uproot a chickpea field at a cost of millions of shekels. Both Jewish and Arab families live in Neve Shalom, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, in what is supposed to be an example of coexistence. Tensions, however, have risen in recent years. Waters, bass player and vocalist, also supports a pro-Palestinian movement urging removal of the security barrier Israel is building.

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