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Roger Waters may face pro-Israel protesters at Friday show

Musician Roger Waters speaks to the media backstage during the "12-12-12" benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy at Madison Square Garden in New York, December 12, 2012.

Musician Roger Waters speaks to the media backstage during the "12-12-12" benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy at Madison Square Garden in New York, December 12, 2012.  (Reuters)

Pink Floyd rocker and Hamptons habitué Roger Waters will face some angry picketers outside the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, N.Y., on Friday night.

The protest is being organized by pro-Israel groups.

Waters has for years backed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel to oppose the nation’s “occupation of the West Bank.”

The Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a blistering statement on Tuesday: “Roger Waters is an entertainer who hates the Jewish state of Israel,” and asked fans to give him “the reception he deserves: an empty hall.” The group urged followers to “stand in solidarity . . . outside of the theater.”

The show is part of G.E. Smith’s “Portraits” series.

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This article originally appeared in the New York Post's Page Six.

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