Skip to comments.Scarlett Johansson quits as Oxfam ambassador after row over SodaStream job
Posted on 01/30/2014 12:28:02 AM PST by Olog-hai
Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support for SodaStream, the Israeli company with a factory in the West Bank.
A statement released by Johanssons spokesman Wednesday said the 29-year-old actress has a fundamental difference of opinion with Oxfam International because the humanitarian group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, saying they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights. [ ]
SodaStream has come under fire from pro-Palestinian activists for maintaining a large factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, some 10 minutes from Jerusalem. The factory employs more than 500 Palestinians.
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That didn’t take long.
I can never stay mad at her boobies...I mean her antics. I’m a horrible person.
Will wonders never cease? A big name Hollywood star with ethics and conviction.
Hope she has lots of money socked away because she’ll not get another contract for a long time if ever. The Arabs own Hollywood and most of our media through intertwined shell companies.
Good for her. I guess instead of a good job Palis just need to herd goats and wallow in their own s//t
+1 for Ms Johansson...
Good move by ScarJo
Oxfam is very anti Semitic.
Nice Set... of pictures
I believe Scarlett is more liberal than FReepers want to know. I believe she is anti-gun and pro-Obama.
Regardless, she is right on this issue and deserves our support on this issue.
Good for her! She chose the right side.
I agree . I’ve often thought that more job opportunities for the Palestinians would help to stablize things. Oxfam must be like the democrats - they need those they purport to represent to be poor and ignorant. Come to thinki of it - Oxfam is probably run by liberals.
an Israeli company - I just might buy one now
Two brains are better than none.
I’ve got a sodastream machine - I’ve been happy with it.
Johansson grew up in a household with "little money", and with a mother who was a "film buff". She and her brother, Hunter, attended P.S. 41 in the upper-middle-class Greenwich Village neighborhood, in Manhattan, for elementary school. Johansson began her theatrical training by attending and graduating from Professional Children's School in Manhattan in 2002.
************* One of the best chick flicks. The Horse Whisperer. She was in it at age 16 or so. A good movie
************* This young lady is Jewish via her mother. I wish her well with this Soda Stream controversy
It’s not ethics or conviction. Money talks. That’s it.
She’s an 0bama lover. Not sympathy whatsoever. Maybe one day she’ll grow up.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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