Skip to comments.Pro-Palestinian Activists Targeted Major Hollywood Actress Over Her Deal to Represent Israeli
Posted on 01/26/2014 10:21:22 AM PST by Nachum
Actor Scarlett Johansson has been facing pressure from some pro-Palestinian activists after announcing earlier this month that she was becoming the first brand ambassador for the Israeli carbonated beverage kit maker SodaStream. Shes planning to star in a Super Bowl ad for the company which has characterized itself as an alternative to Coke and Pepsi.
The companys commitment to a healthier body and a healthier planet is a perfect fit for me, Johansson said in mid-January. I love that the product can be tailored to any lifestyle and palate.
SodaStream has been a prominent target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign including CODEPINK against Israel, because it operates a factory a fifteen minute drive from Jerusalem in the West Bank, territory that the Palestinians claim as theirs.
On Thursday, the aid organization Oxfam for which Johansson has traveled around the world as an ambassador for eight years suggested on the Johansson profile on its website that it is now reconsidering the actors role in light of her choice to support SodaStream. Oxfam believes that businesses that operate in [West Bank] settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support.
Johansson issued a statement on Friday evening to the Huffington
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Looks like the “Vitameatavegamin” set.
Healthier body and planet starts with soda?
I hope she continues to hold firm.
Most entertainers would already have folded.
Any bets on whether she’ll stay libtard?
I guess in this country the friend of my enemy is my friend
Most of the people working for the company are Pallies, so if the company fails the only real impact would be more unemployed Pallies.
Maybe we could bring the jobs here.
Oxfam believes that businesses that operate in [West Bank] settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support.
What Oxfam really militates for, apparently, is to nurture irrational hatred and to indulge people’s demonic desire to live Jew-free in the Jewish Holy Land. I’ve had no interest in Sodastream products, but the attempted boycott tempts me to buy something.
This turned into a wonderful thread. Thanks to everyone who posts pictures.
No, but as conservatives (me an angry white tea partier) I am objectifying her and a condition of my war on women.
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