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Roger Waters will not cancel Israeli show

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LONDON, March 9 (UPI) -- Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says Palestinian opposition to his June 22 concert in Israel will have no effect on his decision to play there.

The Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art and the League of Palestinian Artists sent a letter to the writer of "Another Brick in the Wall," asking him to reconsider playing in Israel, The Guardian reported Thursday.

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"Palestinian as well as several international artists asked in shock: how can the artist whose name around the world was for many years associated with breaking walls of injustice be in any way complicit with the monstrosity of Israel's wall, declared illegal by the international court of justice?" the letter said.

Although he has been a vocal opponent of the West Bank barrier being constructed by Israel, Waters said many of his Israeli fans are "refusniks" and added: "I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse to play in the U.K. because I disapprove of Tony Blair's foreign policy."

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