Skip to comments.Actress Scarlett Johansson Quits Oxfam to Support Israel
Posted on 01/30/2014 10:04:08 AM PST by Impala64ssa
US actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as global ambassador for Oxfam after the aid group deemed the role "incompatible" with her promotion of an Israeli firm that has a factory in the occupied West Bank.
Johansson, 29, appears in an advertisement for home drinks carbonation firm SodaStream, which is due to air during the US Super Bowl on Sunday. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll It has already been seen more than 4.5 million times on the YouTube video-sharing website.
The Hollywood star has worked for Oxfam since 2005 but the British-based aid agency said she had stepped down due to her role with SodaStream.
A statement released by Johansson's 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.
"Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years," the statement said. "She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam."
Oxfam responded with its own statement.
"Oxfam has accepted Scarlett Johansson's decision to step down after eight years as a global ambassador and we are grateful for her many contributions," the charity said in a statement.
"While Oxfam respects the independence of our ambassadors, Ms Johansson's role promoting the company SodaStream is incompatible with her role as an Oxfam global ambassador.
"Oxfam believes that businesses such as SodaStream, that operate in settlements, further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support.
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Ms. Johansson may be taking her first, tentative baby steps towards becoming a Conservative.
She has openly supported Liberals. She campaigned for Obama. She shilled for his health care law. She has always been there to lend a celebrity face to Liberal causes.
And THIS is the thanks she gets. Because the driving Leftist hatred of Israel outweighs even their urge to create Socialist Utopia here at home.
Congrats to a Daughter of Israel who made the right choice.
And here’s hoping it is the beginning of an education and growth process.
it was a mistake I say
i am even more of a babbling idiot than is normal for me now. My Lord; no wonder God finished His creation on the high note of creating woman.
To be fair she isnt supporting Israel per se..but rather she sees the fallacy and hypocracy in boycotting businesses that employs Palistinian. She is being mugged though by the left so hopefully she sees reality for what it is.
Well..., don’t be too hasty. U. S. Jews are notorious for being supporters of the Leftists in our nation. You can’t group all people from any class together, but I am not particularly comforted her ancestry was as influential here as we might like to think. It might be. It might not be.
I hope she does have some decent residuals. She may need them more than ever now.
There are still people with courage in America. And when they show it, you can well bet that there are people on Free Republic who will try to pick it apart.
Good for her! It’s about time someone stood up to the bullies (Obama, PA, Kerry, Hamas, etc.). I’m sick of one after another celebrity backing off from Israeli support, and canceling shows, concerts, etc. Enough is enough!
Oxfam would rather see the Palestinians living in poverty and being cannon fodder for the thugs of Hamas and Hezbollah. Yes, that inconvenient fact that Sodastream employs some 500 Palestinians and pays them a decent wage is repugnant to the left, because they are no longer “victims”, read tools to “the cause”.
She’s not necessarily a friend of Israel though just because she’s against a boycott of a company she works for. It could be she wanst to get paid and/or is just one of those rational people that thinks boycotting an entire country because you may not like certain things it’s government does is a retarded policy.
Where ever I stand I forever stand with Israel.
Even if that means standing next to Scarlett Johansson.
I saw one of those sodastreams in a department store a while back. Considered getting one.
Still WNB. Without the 3 gallons of spackle she’s a dog and also looks smelly.
“Where ever I stand I forever stand with Israel.”
Me too, but ScaJo’s still a smelly looking dog.
SJ looks better than most actresses without makeup. But at 29, she’s younger than most with her fame.
Kaley Cuoco, for example, is a year younger and much more unattractive without makeup.
Are you trying to convince me that my opinion is wrong? I think she’s a dog, period.
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