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The offending video, which accompanies 'Goodbye Blue Sky,' shows symbols including dollar signs, Stars of David, crosses and Islam's crescent moon, alongside Shell and Mercedes logos, being dropped like bombs from an airplane.
According to the Guardian, Foxman said, "Of course, Waters has every right to express his political views about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through his music and stagecraft. However, the images he has chosen, when put together in the same sequence, cross a line into anti-semitism."
He added, "We wish Waters had chosen some other way to convey his political views without playing into and dredging up the worst age-old antisemitic stereotype about Jews and their supposed obsession with making money."
Quick to defend her husband, Laurie Durning told the New York Post, "Since this tour started on Sept. 15, we've had dozens and dozens of reviews and over 120,000 audience members and I've never heard anyone interpret the show in the way this guy Abe Foxman has -- and of course it's most definitely because he hasn't actually seen it."
Going on the offensive she continued, "This show is unapologetically anti-war, and we would really like to put a quick end to any possible rumours of it being in any way negative towards any group of people. It absolutely does not call up any 'anti-Semitic stereotypes.'"