B’nai B’rith Had Expressed Disappointment in MLB ads Promoting Waters
(Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2020)—B’nai B’rith International President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:
In response to a letter from B’nai B’rith expressing concern that musician Roger Waters was given an advertising platform on Major League Baseball (MLB)-affiliated media channels, MLB reached out to B’nai B’rith to assure us that ads promoting Waters have run their course and there are no plans to schedule any more ads on the MLB platforms.
MLB also noted that it had no anti-Semitic intentions by running these ads.
Waters is an avowed anti-Semite with a long history of demonizing Jews and Israel.
In our original letter, we stated that “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.”
Read B’nai B’rith’s letter to MLB here.
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