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Scarlett Johansson under fire for supporting Israeli SodaStream
Yedioth Aharanoth ^ | 01.22.14, 10:51 | Adi Gold

Posted on 01/22/2014 8:45:59 PM PST by Olog-hai

Just moments after actress Scarlett Johansson became the ambassador of Israeli company SodaStream, the celebrity was already being criticized for supporting a business that operates in the West Bank.

Five years ago the Israeli carbonated drink company made its way to the US market, and Americans have since fallen in love with the soda pop-making gadget. But the product’s success has been overshadowed by a political cloud, which is threatening the Israeli business’s achievements and its spokeswoman.

“While she’s openly gunning for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for 2016, Johansson would do well to realize that ‘normalizing’ the Israeli occupation is a bad use of her celebrity,” the Forward wrote. The New Yorker said Johansson's doings are in conflict her Oxfam activities and New York Magazine called the product “blood bubbles.” […]

SodaStream employs 900 Palestinians in the Israeli settlements where its products are manufactured and, according to reports, pays Palestinian employees Israeli wages. …

(Excerpt) Read more at ynetnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; rop; scarlettjohansson; sodastream

1 posted on 01/22/2014 8:45:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

We will soon learn if Johansson has any guts.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 8:50:38 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Olog-hai

>> While she’s openly gunning for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

If only that were really, literally true.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 8:51:20 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Olog-hai

Sodastream is employing Palis and paying them good wages. Shows Israel isn’t an apartheid state. Any boycott would harm Palis.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 8:54:47 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Nervous Tick

“While she’s openly gunning for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...”

Yeah, what on earth do they mean? I’m pretty sure this actress doesn’t want to kill Hillary, she can’t want her job, since Hillary doesn’t have one, do they mean she’s supporting Hillary?


5 posted on 01/22/2014 8:57:21 PM PST by jocon307
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To: RginTN

Sodastream is employing Palis


Some of them actually have jobs?


6 posted on 01/22/2014 9:02:21 PM PST by boycott
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To: jocon307

Yes she was very pro 0 as well.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 9:02:28 PM PST by xp38
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To: YHAOS
We will soon learn if Johansson has any guts.

 photo scarlett-johansson.jpg

Poor girls guts are trying to pop right out of her clothes

8 posted on 01/22/2014 9:39:14 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

Once heard of a six year old boy who came home from school one warm spring day.

“Mommy, my teacher leaned over to tell me something today, and her “lungs” fell out of her chest.”


9 posted on 01/22/2014 9:43:48 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: Olog-hai

If the ProgTards hate it so much, I have to get one...


10 posted on 01/22/2014 10:02:09 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Olog-hai

She is kinduh bubbly...


11 posted on 01/22/2014 10:31:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: digger48

I gotta get me somb uh that.

Well, not really.

She lives up the road with the Shiite Head Sean Penn and she’ll be rot by the time she’s back on the market...


12 posted on 01/22/2014 10:33:04 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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“She lives up the road with the Shiite Head Sean Penn and she’ll be rot by the time she’s back on the market...”

That's long over with, although I'm sure she is shacked up with someone equally deplorable. Meantime Shiite Head Penn is bedding Chalize Theron. This wonderful /s couple was recently in the news as Ms. Theron convinced Mr. Penn to give up his gun collection to some Artist whom is going to disable them and then make some kind of oddball statue or something to that effect.

13 posted on 01/23/2014 2:29:16 AM PST by DAC21
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