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B’nai B’rith International President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:  
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 performing in Israel.  He has blamed “the Jewish Lobby” for intimidating anti-Israel critics like him.  And he has falsely labeled the Jewish state a “racist apartheid regime” and claimed Israel is guilty of “ethnic cleansing.”
We conclude by recognizing baseball’s advancement of civil rights by integrating the game in 1947, and wondering why MLB “would use its online resources to publicize an individual with an alarming history of anti-Semitic hatred.  We call on MLB to cease providing Roger Waters a platform.”
Click here to read the letter.