Arab Beauty Queen Slams Roger Waters for Boycotting Israel

While Waters boycotts Israel, an Arab beauty queen who defends the Jewish state is forced to flee her country under threat of death

By Israel Today Staff |
Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has been a thorn in Israel's side for years.
Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has been a thorn in Israel's side for years. Photo: Lior Mizrahi / Flash90

Legendary British rocker Roger Waters wants to turn Eurovision 2019 into a platform to further bash Israel. 

In fact, bad-mouthing the Jewish state seems to have been Waters’ sole purpose in life over the past decade, during which he’s lobbied and even threatened fellow artists to join the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

But in its latest bout with Waters, Israel received assistance from the most unlikely of people, an Arab beauty queen.

This week, Israel plays host to Eurovision, the world’s largest televised singing competition. Waters is insisting that everyone, everywhere turn off their televisions to punish Eurovision for daring to collaborate with the Jewish state.

Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan was not impressed.

Idan took to Twitter to remind Waters that “an artist has power to inspire. Make sure you use your power for good and to bring people together. I never understood artists who boycott an entire country, you’re singing for people not for government.” 

The very fact that Idan would even speak out on Israel’s behalf belies Waters’ narrative that it is an apartheid state that hates all Arabs.

Idan previously made waves when she befriended former Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman when the two were participating in the Miss Universe 2017 pageant. After posting a selfie with Gandelsman to social media, Idan and her family received numerous death threats forcing them to flee Iraq and seek asylum in the United States.

Come to think of it, why isn’t Waters boycotting Iraq for being a country hostile toward those who seek peaceful coexistence?

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