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January 30, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Ends Her Connection With Oxfam

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Movie star Scarlett Johansson has dealt decisively with the controversy surrounding her serving as the global brand ambassador for the Israeli company Sodastream and as goodwill ambassador for Oxfam. She has given Oxfam the boot, graciously, of course.

Sodastream has a factory in the West Bank that employs more than 500 Palestinian Arabs, making it the largest employer of Palestinians in the West Bank outside of the Palestinian Authority. It pays higher wages than other comparable jobs in the West Bank. But none of that matters to Oxfam. Sodastream has become a visible target of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign [BDS]. Oxfam supports the BDS campaign. The British-based charity has long been antagonistic toward the Jewish state.

Johansson's spokesman said of the 29-year-old actress,

She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement... Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years.

Oxfam for its part released a statement claiming,

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. Oxfam is opposed to all trade from Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law.

Johansson, who has repeatedly topped a number of polls as the sexiest woman alive, is part Jewish by heritage. Her mother is Jewish.

Posted by SS at January 30, 2014 10:12 AM


Good for her for standing up to the BDS bullies. Off course for all those who truly want to boycott Israel need to toss out their computers (both Mac and PC), stop going to the hospital, etc. Israel has a right to exist in peace with its neighbors. But we all no that they truly don't want peace with Israel but that they want Israel to stop existing something that hopefully will never ever happen.

Posted by: TekDragon at January 31, 2014 06:11 PM

Oxfam is one of the biggest donors to the racist terrorist Miftah Palestinian organization.
This is the Miftah they support.
Ashrawi's Miftah promotes blood libel of Jews
March 28, 2013
Hanan Ashrawi's Miftah NGO also praises female terrorist
March 29, 2013

Here's a good article about Oxfam and Miftah.
Update on the Oxfam/Miftah story

Another article about Oxfam and Miftah.
Oxfam covers for Miftah's doubletalk
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Unesco and Miftah are 2 of the biggest donors to the racist blood libel organization Miftah.
Click on the link below and you'll see the biggest donors to Miftah.
Why the Miftah antisemitism story is so important
March 28, 2013

Posted by: Ken Kelso at February 1, 2014 09:30 AM

Correction, I said Unesco and Miftah are 2 of the biggest donors to Miftah.

I meant to say at the top, Unesco and Oxfam are 2 of the biggest donors to Miftah.

Posted by: Ken Kelso at February 1, 2014 11:12 PM

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