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09/14/2015 04:49 pm ET Updated Jan 13, 2017

Roger Waters On His Support Of BDS: 'I Don't Have An Anti-Semitic Bone In My Body'

The famed rocker spoke to HuffPost Live about his involvement with the BDS movement.

English musician Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, is a vocal advocate for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, championing the movement as a way to “oppose Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, and violations of international law and Palestinian human rights.”

But critics have called the BDS movement anti-Semitic, claiming that the campaign is seeking to delegitimize Israel.

Ahead of the release of his film, “The Wall,” which documents a concert production of Pink Floyd’s 1979 album of the same name, Waters told HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski that he’s been “attacked" in the press over his views.

“It is perfectly legitimate to criticize any government’s policies,” Waters said. “But that doesn't mean you’re criticizing the people who live that or that you’re criticizing a particular religious sect. I’m not criticizing Jewish people or Judaism.”

“I don’t have an anti-Semitic bone in my body,” he continued.

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