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  • Scarlett Johansson quits as Oxfam ambassador after row over SodaStream job

    01/30/2014 12:28:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    AP via Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.30.14, 08:22 | (Derrik J. Lang)
    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 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. […] SodaStream has come under fire from pro-Palestinian activists for maintaining a large factory in the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, some 10 minutes from Jerusalem. The factory employs more than 500 Palestinians....
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson Quits Oxfam to Support Israel

    01/30/2014 10:04:08 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/30/14
    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...