Radio host Howard Stern gave another strong defense of Israel Tuesday when he blasted Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters for what Stern suggested was his hypocritical and ant-Semitic support of Israel boycotts.
Waters has been a vocal anti-Israel activist for years, helping to lead the way on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, what many have called out as a thinly disguised anti-Semitic campaign. In an open letter to Jon Bon Jovi, Waters condemned the rocker for the sin of performing in Israel.
On his radio show Tuesday, Stern responded by excoriating Waters for his hypocritical, anti-Jew position.
“What is with Roger Waters and the Jews?” asked Stern. “Why does Roger Waters live in America, a country that was founded on white people coming in and obliterating the native population? How does he stand it? Why don’t we all leave?”
As he’s done before, Stern then launched into an impassioned defense of Israel.
“There are so many Arab countries and so much land around Israel that if you threw a pin in a pool, that’s what Israel is,” said Stern. “Picture a desert with no natural resources, no water, no oil. It was a s**thole that nomads would essentially walk over. So they figured, where’s the one place they can stick Jews where no one will be offended.”
Arguing that the Palestinians could live in plenty of other countries in the region, Stern said that “those countries don’t want them either,” a fact Stern said “bugs the s**t out out Roger Waters.”
“Where do you want the Jews to go Roger?” Stern asked. “Where do you want them to go? You want them to just go back to the concentration camp? What is it you want, f*ck head?” Perhaps they could move to “the dark side of the moon,” Stern suggested mockingly.