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B’nai B’rith International on Thursday declared its rigorous objection to Major League Baseball’s selling tickets for Roger Waters’ North American tour.
Waters, an avid BDS supporter who has offended even by Vatican with his blatant use of anti-Semitic imagery, is going on a US concert tour starting July 8 in Pittsburgh and ending October 3 in Dallas. Baseball’s official website, MLB.com, is among the organizations sponsoring ticket sales.
B’nai B’rith International President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin issued a statement Thursday, saying: “We are stunned that Major League Baseball is advertising presale tickets to a Roger Waters concert tour and we have written to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to express our dismay.”
“Waters is an avowed anti-Semite whose views on Jews and Israel far exceed the boundaries of civil discourse,” the letter states. “Roger Waters has performed while displaying a large inflatable pig prominently marked with a Star of David. He participates in the discriminatory, anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and castigates other musicians for…