IM Issue 78 – March 2014

Scarlett Johansson Quits Oxfam International Over Israel-based SodaStream Criticism; To Visit Israel

American actress Scarlett Johansson has released a statement about the controversy surrounding her role as the first-ever brand ambassador of the Israeli company SodaStream, describing the firm as “building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine,” and making clear that she would not be stepping away from it. Her public comments were made after she came under fire for the endorsement deal – which included a TV ad screened during the Super Bowl – from the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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