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Scarlett Johansson quits as Oxfam ambassador after row over SodaStream job
AP via Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.30.14, 08:22 | (Derrik J. Lang)

Posted on 01/30/2014 12:28:02 AM PST by Olog-hai

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.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; oxfam; oxscam; rop; scarlettjohansson; sodastream; superbowl

1 posted on 01/30/2014 12:28:02 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

That didn’t take long.


2 posted on 01/30/2014 12:41:52 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai
I just despise the Hollyweird leftists! :-(


3 posted on 01/30/2014 1:02:51 AM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Bobalu

I can never stay mad at her boobies...I mean her antics. I’m a horrible person.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 1:09:08 AM PST by catbertz
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To: Olog-hai

Will wonders never cease? A big name Hollywood star with ethics and conviction.

Hope she has lots of money socked away because she’ll not get another contract for a long time if ever. The Arabs own Hollywood and most of our media through intertwined shell companies.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 1:11:40 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Olog-hai

Good for her. I guess instead of a good job Palis just need to herd goats and wallow in their own s//t


6 posted on 01/30/2014 1:15:39 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Olog-hai

+1 for Ms Johansson...


7 posted on 01/30/2014 1:41:00 AM 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; All

Good move by ScarJo

Oxfam is very anti Semitic.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 2:31:55 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Bobalu

Nice Set... of pictures


9 posted on 01/30/2014 2:39:26 AM PST by txroadhawg ("To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Olog-hai

I believe Scarlett is more liberal than FReepers want to know. I believe she is anti-gun and pro-Obama.

Regardless, she is right on this issue and deserves our support on this issue.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 2:47:12 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Olog-hai

Good for her! She chose the right side.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 3:10:18 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I agree . I’ve often thought that more job opportunities for the Palestinians would help to stablize things. Oxfam must be like the democrats - they need those they purport to represent to be poor and ignorant. Come to thinki of it - Oxfam is probably run by liberals.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 3:19:39 AM PST by wewereright
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To: Olog-hai

an Israeli company - I just might buy one now


13 posted on 01/30/2014 3:37:21 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: Olog-hai


14 posted on 01/30/2014 3:41:19 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Bobalu

Two brains are better than none.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 3:45:25 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Revelation 911

I’ve got a sodastream machine - I’ve been happy with it.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 3:55:02 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Olog-hai
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City, New York on November 22, 1984.[7] Her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect originally from Copenhagen,[8] and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was a screenwriter and director. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx.[9][10][11] Sloan's ancestors emigrated to New York from Minsk, Tsarist Russia.[12] She has an older sister, Vanessa, also an actress; an older brother, Adrian; a twin brother, Hunter (who appeared with her in the film Manny & Lo);[13] and an older half-brother, Christian, from her father's first marriage.[14]

Johansson grew up in a household with "little money",[15] and with a mother who was a "film buff".[16] She and her brother, Hunter, attended P.S. 41 in the upper-middle-class Greenwich Village neighborhood, in Manhattan, for elementary school.[17] Johansson began her theatrical training by attending and graduating from Professional Children's School in Manhattan in 2002.[18]

 

************* One of the best chick flicks. The Horse Whisperer. She was in it at age 16 or so. A good movie
*************  This young lady is Jewish via her mother. I wish her well with this Soda Stream controversy

17 posted on 01/30/2014 4:02:54 AM PST by dennisw
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To: fella

It’s not ethics or conviction. Money talks. That’s it.


18 posted on 01/30/2014 4:47:30 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Olog-hai

She’s an 0bama lover. Not sympathy whatsoever. Maybe one day she’ll grow up.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 4:52:02 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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20 posted on 01/30/2014 5:39:42 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SueRae

I remember her making fun of Bush.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 6:05:32 AM PST by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: SueRae

She’s not what you might consider a patriot. I remember something about a story in which she demonstrated strong aversion, hostility regarding the US Army on some issue or another.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 6:36:16 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Olog-hai

Israeli owned....I guess I’ll have to buy one!!


23 posted on 01/30/2014 6:39:26 AM PST by ontap
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To: onedoug

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. …


24 posted on 01/30/2014 9:28:51 AM PST by windcliff
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To: wewereright

“Oxfam must be like the democrats - they need those they purport to represent to be poor and ignorant.”

Correct. It’s basically the store front for the Communist Party in Europe.

Oxfam, besides continual anti-Semitic nonsense was behind the bogus “115 people have half the wealth in the world” story.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 11:32:59 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3117474/posts


26 posted on 01/30/2014 11:37:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Olog-hai

She worked with the Anti-Zionist Oxfam for over a decade. She only broke with them when not doing so would hurt her bottom line.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 11:46:01 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
She only broke with them when not doing so would hurt her bottom line.

I suspect her bottom line will hold up just fine, in every sense.

Reportedly she commands up to $20 million, for certain movies anyway.

What miniscule fraction of that do you suppose Oxfam offers her?

She's been in Hollywood since youth and is probably hardly schooled in geopolitics. To the contrary, we all know she has been brainwashed and groupthinked since she hit town.

Easiest thing in the world would have been to denounce Soda Stream's "apartheid" (as the rest of the mob is so sickeningly doing) and stick with Oxfam.

Maybe the girl learned something and made the right call. She wouldn't be the first heedless lefty to begin to see the world clearly.

28 posted on 01/31/2014 12:42:53 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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