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Aug 29, 2020
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Musician Roger Waters: Israeli Ministry Of Strategic Affairs Plotted A Conspiracy That Destroyed Jeremy Corbyn's Chances Of Becoming U.K. Prime Minister

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Source: Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)

British musician and activist Roger Waters said in an August 29, 2020 interview on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) that the Palestinians had not invited European Jews to come to Palestine, and that the "antisemitic story" spread against him and against the British Labour Party was a well-orchestrated conspiracy that successfully destroyed Jeremy Corbyn's chances of being elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In addition, Waters thanked Al-Jazeera Network for being one of the only networks that give him a platform to express his opinions.

Roger Waters: "The people of Crimea were polled, and 98% of them said: 'We don't want to be any part of this new illegal government of the Ukraine. We wish to join the Russian Federation.'

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"You cannot talk about the 70-year-old Israeli occupation of Palestine and the relatively recent annexation or change of power in Crimea in the same breath – they are entirely different things, one is that there are... It is not as if the Palestinians in 1948 suddenly said: 'Could you send down a load of Jewish people from north-eastern Europe, please, to throw us out of our homes?'

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"The conspiracy... The plan to spread the antisemitic story about people like me and about the Labour Party, in England, abroad – it probably centered and came out of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs in Tel Aviv. This was completely orchestrated and very well done, and [it] succeeded totally in destroying Jeremy Corbyn's chances of becoming the next Prime Minister of the UK. The biggest mistake that [Corbyn] and the Labour Party made was at a Labour Party conference in 2019, where they failed to totally dismiss the new IHRA – International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – definition of antisemitism. They re-wrote the definition of antisemitism to include any criticism of the policies of the government of the State of Israel.

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"Thank you for giving me this platform to say what I think, because I love to have a platform where I can say what I think, right or wrong, openly and honestly. And still, thank goodness, Al-Jazeera is one of the places I can do it. I can do it on Al-Jazeera, I can do it on RT [Russia Today]. I can't do it anywhere in the United States, because..."

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