Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters – a leader of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement – has engaged in a malicious and intensive campaign against Israel and the Jewish people.
Waters has a history of espousing antisemitic conspiracy theories, speaking about the "extraordinary" power of the "Jewish lobby," making a mockery of Jewish symbols, and comparing Israeli treatment of Palestinians to the Nazis’ treatment of Jews during the Holocaust.
In a bid to counter BDS, which uses unethical tactics to demonize, delegitimize, and isolate the State of Israel, B’nai Brith has partnered with New York Times best-selling author/filmmaker Ian Halperin and Dr. Charles A. Small, the founding Director and President of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) to present screenings of the former’s latest film, Wish You Weren’t Here, which explores the role BDS and its supporters play in contemporary antisemitism. The screenings will take place on the same nights as Waters’ Canadian tour stops, including in Winnipeg at the Scotiabank Theatre near Polo Park at 7:00 p.m. on October 22, 2017.
Wish You Weren’t Here includes interviews with the world’s leading experts on racism and antisemitism, including Dr. Charles A. Small, Pope Francis, Natan Sharansky, Ronald Lauder, Alan Dershowitz, and B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn. According to Halperin, none of these experts minced words by calling out Waters and everyone else who supports BDS as antisemitic.
“Whether you abide by Sharansky's ‘Three D's Test’ on antisemitism or its definition as stated by the Ottawa Protocol on Combating Antisemitism or the European Union Monitoring Centre (EUMC), Waters is, without a shadow of a doubt, guilty,” Mostyn said.
B’nai Brith Canada, along with Ian Halpern and Dr. Small are leading the charge against Waters, and will be available alongside B'nai Brith Canada's CEO, Michael Mostyn in Winnipeg for a Q&A period after the screening on October 22.
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Tickets are available at http://www.bnaibrith.ca/rogerwaters. For more information on this event, please contact our B'nai Brith office by phone at 204-487-9623 or by email at [email protected]