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Frankly, Oxfam, Scarlett doesn’t give a damn

Why Oxfam boycotting products from West Bank Settlements is ignorant and wrong.

Scarlett Johansson as pitchwoman for SodaStream.
Photo by: Courtesy
The international campaign to boycott Israeli products manufactured in West Bank settlements has claimed one more casualty. Scarlett Johansson has parted ways with the international charity Oxfam because of a dispute over a “fundamental difference of opinion” concerning her work for the Israeli company SodaStream.

The reason for the dispute is the fact that SodaStream’s principal manufacturing plant is in the industrial park of the Ma’ale Adumim settlement, a community of approximately 40,000 people located about seven miles east of Jerusalem in the West Bank.



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