From page 30 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2011
Roger Waters vs The Anti-Defamation League. Gentlemen, take your corners.
The updated version of The Wall production has come under fire from Jewish activists. The new animation for Goodbye Blue Sky depicts bombers flying overhead, dropping symbols that include a crucifix, a Star of David, a crescent, a dollar sign, a pound sign, a Shell logo and a Mercedes-Benz logo.
Soon after the US leg of the tour began, the Anti-Defamation League, an organisation set up to fight anti-Semitism, called the juxtaposition of the Star of David and the dollar sign “outrageous”. They claimed that “the meaning could easily be misinterpreted as a comment about Jews and money”.
Waters replied via his website that there was no hidden meaning behind the order of the symbols. “The point I am making,” he said, “is that the bombardment we are subjected to by conflicting religious, political and economic ideologies only encourages us to turn against one another”.
The order of the symbols was subsequently changed, and the Star of David is now followed by a Mercedes-Benz logo.
There is no word yet on whether the Iranian authorities have been able to make out the word ‘Zion’ in any of the graphics projected onto the wall.