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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Scarlett Johansson chooses SodaStream over Oxfam

Oxfam may regret their anti-Semitism some day. Scarlett Johansson is resigning from her position as Oxfam's spokesperson due to their objections that she represents SodaStream.
Johansson stepped down after the charity had expressed its disapproval of the actress's new role as spokesperson for SodaStream.
"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," a statement on the Oxfam International website said.
"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."
Johansson responded to pressure from Oxfam in a statement released to The Huffington Post on Sunday.
“While I never intended on being the face of any social or political movement, distinction, separation or stance as part of my affiliation with SodaStream, given the amount of noise surrounding that decision, I’d like to clear the air,” she said.
”I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine. SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to the environment but to building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbors working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights. That is what is happening in their Ma’aleh Adumim factory every working day.”
Oxfam has previously stated its staunch opposition to all trade with Israeli settlements, which it considers illegal under international law.
Now, if only all those Jews who claim that they support Israel would stop donating money to Oxfam..... 

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At 9:25 PM, Blogger Smijj said...

I'm cancelling my support for Oxfam.

Sodastream are sponsoring a program on UK channel 4. Good to see not every one is buying the BDS crap.


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