Celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach lashed out a former Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters for engaging in a “shocking Jew hating colonic” during an interview with the anti-Semitic website Counterpunch.
“I’ve read some heavy-duty attacks on Israel and Jews in my time, but they pale beside the anti-Semitic diatribe recently offered by Roger Waters,” Boteach wrote in a recent op-ed for the New York Observer. “In an interview with CounterPunch online magazine, Waters experienced a shocking Jew-hating colonic.”
Waters, a vocal anti-Semite who promotes boycotts of the Jewish state and people, likened “Jews to Nazi collaborators” and compared “Israel to the Nazis themselves,” Boteach wrote.
Botech goes on to refute Waters’s “loathsome, stomach-turning anti-Semitism”:
Mr. Waters, the Nazis were a genocidal regime that murdered 6 million Jews. That you would have the audacity to compare Jews to monsters who murdered them shows you have no decency, you have no heart, you have no soul. The Jews of Germany did nothing to invite the aggression against them. Indeed, they were loyal citizens of a country that many of them had fought for courageously just 20 years earlier in the First World War. They did not blow up buses for political purposes. They did not send terrorists into schools to murder children. They did not preach that killing German children would get them virgins in heaven. They lived lives of humanity and decency and were murdered for no other reason than the fact that they were Jews.
You have disgraced yourself by comparing the martyred 6 million, which included 1-and-a-half-million children who were gassed to death in cold blood, to Palestinian terror organizations like Hamas, whose stated intention it is to wipe Israel off the map.
The Palestinians were given endless opportunities to live with Israel in peace, including the 1936-37 Peel Commission, which partitioned the land into two states, and the U.N. partition plan of 1947, both of which gave the Arabs far more land than the Jews. The Jews accepted the offer, and the Arabs rejected it and instead dedicated themselves to Israel’s destruction. If you don’t believe me, Mr. Waters, then surely even a bigoted ignoramus like you is capable of accessing Wikipedia.