Fierce war on Roger Waters due to his support for BDS

Feb 12,2020

This is not the first time that US institutions and groups to boycott Roger Waters on the grounds of his support for BDS.

Major League Baseball (MLB) will no longer be promoting Roger Waters' most recent tour due to his support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The MLB had sponsored ticket pre-sales for Waters' "This is Not a Drill" tour, but later changed their minds on the decision to promote the event following orders from Jewish advocacy groups.

B’nai B’rith Jewish advocacy and aid group had criticised the original decision to sponsor ticket pre-sales, claiming that the BDS movement “far exceed[s] the boundaries of civil discourse.”

Roger Waters has been known as a fierce critic of the Israeli occupation, joining the BDS movement in 2011.

The BDS movement calls for an international boycott of Israel in response to its occupation of the West Bank.

American Express and Citibank have previously cancelled promotion of Waters’ sponsorships due to his support for BDS.