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  • BDS Victory Over SodaStream Equals 900 Palestinians Out of Work (moving out of West Bank to Negev)

    08/26/2014 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Shalom Life ^ | August 26th, 2014 | Daniel Koren
    One of the biggest news stories that accompanied the start of 2014 was Scarlett Johansson being named as the global ambassador of SodaStream, an Israeli company based out of the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, which develops home carbonation systems that allow users to convert tap water into sparkling water, in more than 100 flavors. […] Now, it seems the supporters finally have their wish: SodaStream has announced, in a reported non-political move, that they are moving the factory from the West Bank to a land that indisputably belongs to Israel (unless you’re a member of Hamas or ISIS),...
  • Scarlett Johansson's New Movie Is Based on One of the Biggest Scientific Myths of All Time (Lucy)

    08/03/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    The reviews aren't yet in for Scarlett Johansson's new movie Lucy, but a single viewing of the trailer is enough to give the film a resounding "two thumbs down" on science... The idea that humans only use 10% of their brains is a complete, utter, and total myth. Lucy is entirely premised on neuroscientific BS...
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson Quits Oxfam to Support Israel

    01/30/2014 10:04:08 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/30/14
    US actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as global ambassador for Oxfam after the aid group deemed the role "incompatible" with her promotion of an Israeli firm that has a factory in the occupied West Bank. Johansson, 29, appears in an advertisement for home drinks carbonation firm SodaStream, which is due to air during the US Super Bowl on Sunday. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll It has already been seen more than 4.5 million times on the YouTube video-sharing website. The Hollywood star has worked for Oxfam since 2005 but...
  • Scarlett Johansson Exposes BDS Political Jihad Against Jews, Christians

    01/25/2014 7:02:57 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 27 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 25, 2014 | Herb Brandon
    Scarlett Johansson Exposes BDS Political Jihad Against Jews, ChristiansBy Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 25, 2014 ... American starlet Scarlett Johansson responded to a wave of criticism thrown at her for agreeing to endorse the Israeli company SodaStream, which owns a factory in Israel. In a statement made to the Huffington Post, Johansson described her role as the first-ever brand ambassador for SodaStream as "building to peace." Johansson also made clear that despite the pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), she would not renege on her commitment to SodaStream, which will include a TV ad...
  • Hollywood stars attack Palin

    09/20/2008 7:04:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Herald Sun ^ | September 21, 2008 | Stefanie Balogh
    SARAH Palin's life reads like an Oscar-worthy script: moose-hunting former beauty queen-cum-hockey mum who could be a heartbeat away from scoring the US presidency. But Hollywood is having none of it. Politics and movies have always mixed - from Joe Kennedy and silent-films siren Gloria Swanson to son John F. Kennedy and bombshell Marilyn Monroe, to the McCarthyism that swept through back lots to blackball artists over real or imagined Communist sympathies. Hollywood is liberal and right now there is no love for the conservative Alaskan Governor who made history last month by becoming the first woman on the Republican...
  • This 'pundint' is appalled by Palin's 'verbage'

    09/21/2008 9:48:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 129 replies · 522+ views
    star ledger ^ | 09.21.08 | paul mulshine
    My male friends all seem to have the same assessment of the Republican nominee for the vice presidency of the United States: She's pretty hot. I guess that depends on what you mean by hot. If GOP leaders had intended to pick on the basis of pulchritude, I would have suggested perhaps a Scarlett Johansson lookalike. Instead they chose a Tina Fey clone. But apparently much of America is willing to vote for her based on her looks. The GOP better hope so. She sure isn't going to win based on her brains. We got a hint of that during...
  • Scarlett Johansson: I'm in love with Obama!

    01/25/2008 9:26:44 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 99 replies · 20,626+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 25 | ERIN CARLSON
    Johansson: I'm in love with Obama! By ERIN CARLSON, The Associated Press Fri Jan 25, 7:29 PM ET NEW YORK - Scarlett Johansson returned from the Persian Gulf with a whole lot of soldiers' trinkets and a delusion of her own engagement — to Barack Obama. "I am engaged ... to Barack Obama," Johansson joked in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. "My heart belongs to Barack, and that is who I am currently, finally, engaged to. Yes." Johansson, who showed her support for the Democratic presidential candidate at the Iowa caucus earlier this month, was really just...
  • Who is Barack Obama’s sexy blond Hollywood hottie?

    06/11/2008 3:26:38 PM PDT · by Shermy · 55 replies · 176+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2008 | Elizabeth Snead
    <p>According to Politico, the actress frequently e-mails the Democratic nominee, campaigns tirelessly on his behalf, hosts lucrative fundraisers and appeared in the “Yes We Can” viral video that got 10 million views its first week online.</p> <p>The actress has been an Obama supporter for years, even before the first Democratic caucus in Iowa, and doesn't even try to hide her affection for the candidate. “I am engaged to Barack Obama,” she said back in January, joking with reporters after a USO tour to the Persian Gulf. “My heart belongs to Barack.”</p>
  • Johansson Fuels 'South Pacific' Rumors (Read the LAST LINE)

    04/16/2007 9:08:14 AM PDT · by Hildy · 22 replies · 733+ views
    IMDB ^ | April 16, 207 | Hildy
    Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson has fueled reports she will star in the New York City production of South Pacific, after declaring her love for the musical during an interview. Last month, the New York Post reported Johansson was in talks to play US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush in a revival of the musical at the Lincoln Center, which is scheduled to open in January 2008. In an interview with the latest UK edition of Glamour magazine, Johansson admits she's a huge fan of the Rodgers And Hammerstein show, but she has a problem with the heroine's surname, which shares a...
  • George Soros Smells SodaStream Money and Stinks Up BDS

    05/19/2014 8:26:38 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 11 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 19, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    George Soros, the leftists’ billionaire version of Sheldon Adelson, has bought $24.3 million worth of shares in the Israeli-Based SodaStream company, which has a factory in the same Judean Desert claimed by the Palestinian Authority and for which Sorors has donated millions of dollars.
  • After Soda Stream Factory Visit, Church Leaders Reject Boycotts (Presbyterians)

    02/20/2014 9:25:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 2/20/2014, 11:45 AM | Maayana Miskin
    A delegation of 14 leaders from the Presbyterian clergy, a church that in the past supported boycotting Israeli products manufactured in Judea and Samaria (Shomron), arrived last week to visit Israel. The visit was organized by the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL); the delegates’ goal was to discover Israel personally and to better understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Representatives from the Presbyterian Church, which has an estimated six million followers, visited the Soda Stream factory, which is located in Maaleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem. They spoke to representatives from the management and several employees. While some United States-based religious groups, such as...
  • Drink makers giving people ways to ditch the can (Coca-Cola vs. SodaStream: aha)

    02/08/2014 12:52:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 4:27 PM EST | Candice Choi
    It keeps getting easier to ditch the soda can. When Coca-Cola said this week that it would let people make its drinks at home using a beverage machine, it became the latest company to take advantage of a growing trend: People turning to flavored drops or at-home carbonation machines that do away with the need to haul home bulky cans and bottles from the supermarket. […] Options that do away with cans and bottles are faring far better. Revenue for the Americas region at SodaStream, which makes at-home carbonation machines, surged 88 percent in 2012 from the previous year, the...
  • By the Waters of Babble-on...and on and on and on.

    02/07/2014 6:53:36 PM PST · by Noremac · 2 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | February 7, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kERy_1r2LxQ]   I noticed that Roger Waters, formerly of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd, has been publicly scolding a few fellow celebrities in the field of music and film for not sharing his fanatical anti-Israel political views. Specifically, Scarlett Johansson drew Waters' ire for filming some ads for the Israeli beverage maker SodaStream and classic rocker Neil Young, who ignored Waters' directive to not book concerts in Israel. Waters has chugged the kool aid of the 'Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment', (BDS) movement, which is in reality a political movement whose underlying mission is to portray Palestinians as victims of...
  • Secret to Homemade Coke: Instant Cold, No Canisters

    02/07/2014 1:04:44 PM PST · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Yahoo/WSJ ^ | 2-7-14 | Annie Gasparro and Mike Esterl
    For a century, the executives of Coca-Cola Co. have done everything possible to put their famed cola "within arm's reach of desire," to the point that one chief executive frequently pondered an extra tap at the kitchen sink—with Coke flowing from it. The company's plan to team up with the maker of the Keurig single-serve coffee brewers to develop a do-it-yourself countertop Coke machine comes pretty close. The new cold drink machine won't look anything like SodaStream, the leading home soda maker, says Coke's new partner, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. It will have a similar design to Green Mountain's...
  • At SodaStream, Palestinians hope their bubble won’t burst

    02/04/2014 4:28:07 PM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 3, 2014 | Elhanan Miller
    A manual worker at the settlement-based factory that sparked the Scarlett Johansson controversy, Nahida Fares of Ramallah earns triple the pay of her husband, an officer in the PA ISHOR ADUMIM, West Bank — The SodaStream factory, situated just off the highway leading down from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, was abuzz on Sunday with journalists from across the globe trying to get a glimpse of the action. The tour of the carbonated beverage-maker plant was organized especially for curious foreign correspondents on the eve of the Super Bowl, which featured an ad starring its glamorous spokeswoman Scarlett Johansson. The...
  • Roger Waters rebukes Scarlett Johansson for SodaStream ties

    02/02/2014 9:55:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/2/14 | Staff
    Former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters, one of the more prominent celebrity faces of the boycott Israel movement, says he has contacted Scarlett Johansson “a couple of times” over the A-list actress’s decision to represent an Israeli company that operates in a West Bank settlement ... “In the past days I have written privately to Neil Young (once) and to Scarlett Johanson (a couple of times). Those letters will remain private,” he said. “Sadly, I have received no reply from either ..."
  • ‘Thanks to The Nutters at Oxfam, I’m Buying SodaStream’ (Canada employment minister)

    02/02/2014 6:17:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2014, 11:03 PM | Ari Yashar
    After Actress Scarlett Johansson stepped down as Oxfam’s ambassador over her advertisement with Israeli company SodaStream, a company Oxfam boycotts, Canadian Employment Minister Jason Kenney said their move spurred him to buy from SodaStream. […] Kenney bashed the “anti-Israel obsession” with which leftist groups pursue Israel, even while they ignore countries like Iran which executes political dissidents and homosexuals. …
  • When soda becomes a political statement

    01/31/2014 7:24:09 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 30 replies
    Sun News ^ | January 30, 2014 | Brian Lilley
    Oxfam, the global charity that describes itself as "determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty," has decided it prefers Palestinians to be poor, hungry and unemployed. This all involves a Hollywood actress, a Super Bowl ad, an at-home soda maker and some confused liberals who appear to prefer their poor people stay poor. Scarlett Johansson has been an Oxfam global ambassador, helping to raise money and the profile of the charity's work around the world, but after ScarJo, as her fans call her, opted to appear in a Super Bowl ad for SodaStream, things...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits as Oxfam ambassador after row over SodaStream job

    01/30/2014 12:28:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    AP via Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.30.14, 08:22 | (Derrik J. Lang)
    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....
  • Pro-Palestinian Activists Targeted Major Hollywood Actress Over Her Deal to Represent Israeli

    01/26/2014 10:21:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/26/14 | Sharona Schwartz
    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. She’s planning to star in a Super Bowl ad for the company which has characterized itself as an alternative to Coke and Pepsi.Scarlett Johansson filming a SodaStream commercial for the Super Bowl (Screenshot: YouTube) “The company’s 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...
  • Scarlett Johansson's deal with Sodastream, which operates in the settlement Maale Adumim, launches

    01/26/2014 10:07:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | 1/24/14 | John Reed
    John Reed ‏@JohninJerusalem Scarlett Johansson's deal with Sodastream, which operates in the settlement Maale Adumim, launches an internet meme. pic.twitter.com/WEnZXtEegz 
  • Scarlett Johansson under fire for supporting Israeli SodaStream

    01/22/2014 8:45:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Yedioth Aharanoth ^ | 01.22.14, 10:51 | Adi Gold
    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...
  • Boycott Movement in Vancouver (BC) Against SodaStream (Israeli company)

    11/05/2013 9:47:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2013, 1:45 AM | Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
    Radical Left-wing activists demonstrated in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday in a call to boycott Israeli company SodaStream for operating in “occupied territories” and “mistreating” Palestinian workers. SodaStream manufactures and distributes machines for home use to make carbonated drinks, eliminating the need to buy environmentally harmful plastic bottles. It has been discriminated against by the boycott movement for holding its headquarters in the eastern Jerusalem suburb city of Ma’ale Adumim, located over the 1949 Armistice lines. …
  • @SodaStreamUSA response to Limbaugh boycott: “We continue to advertise”

    05/15/2013 9:02:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    5-15-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    SodaStream is an Israeli company which makes a really cool and really popular product, essentially a make your own soda at home device. I plan on getting one. Its U.S. division is SodaStreamUSA.This video shows the SodaStream story of building bridges between Jews and Arabs:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl85AL1l0H0Nonetheless, SodaStream has been the subject of a vicious boycott by the anti-Israel BDS movement, that grouping of Islamist, anti-Israel leftists and academics and other fringe players like Code Pink, which seeks to delegitimize Israel. The latest iteration, as you know, was the pressure campaign which succeeded in convincing Stephen Hawking to boycott an Israeli conference.SodaStream...
  • Home, Where the Fizz Is

    02/26/2013 5:01:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2013 | Julia Moskin
    It can take just 90 seconds and a rubber band. Curious cooks have begun hacking carbonators, the soda-making machines that are proliferating in American home kitchens. Most buyers are happy to use them for their intended purpose: turning tap water into sparkling water. But off-label, they have been used to make herb-infused sparkling wine, newfangled sangria, heady cocktails and nonalcoholic — but intoxicatingly delicious — sodas. Recently, in a storefront laboratory in Chinatown, Piper Kristensen, a bartender and occasional lab assistant who works for the avant-garde bar Booker and Dax in the East Village, studied a SodaStream Penguin. It had...