By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - A Jewish group is calling for a boycott of an upcoming concert by former Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters, claiming that the musician uses anti-Semitic imagery in his current tour.

In his show "The Wall," Rogers uses an inflatable pig with a Star of David on it as a stage prop, though the pig also has other religious, political and corporate emblems emblazoned on it.

Michael Szentei-Heise, the director of the Jewish Community in Dusseldorf, urged the boycott of Walters' September 6 concert in the German city, the Associated Press reports.

In a statement, Szentei-Heise accuses Waters of employing "anti-Semitic and National Socialist" imagery. He also characterizes Waters as an "intellectual arsonist."

Waters - who according to reports has urged musicians not to perform in Israel - has denied charges of anti-Semitism that have been leveled at him. Responding to an open letter from Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham H. Foxman, Waters wrote, "For the record I am not anti-Semitic, neither is my theatrical piece The Wall and nor are any of the props, puppets or projections in that work."

However, Waters added, "You are right in saying that I have attacked The Israeli Governments' policies in Gaza, the West Bank, and in Israel itself."

 

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