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Canadian Minister ’Thanks Oxfam’ and Buys SodaStream Machine

Canadian Minister Jason Kenney thanks Oxfam for convincing him to buy a SodaStream machine.

Canadian Minister Jason Kenney thanks Oxfam for convincing him to buy a SodaStream machine.

Canada’s Employment minister Jason Kenney has countered the BDS ‘Boycott SodaStream” campaign by buying one of the company’s soda-making machines and crediting Oxfam for the idea.

Oxfam has dumped Scarlett Johansson as an ambassador because she signed up to promote SodaStream whose 20 factories around the world include one in the industrial area of Maaleh Adumim, located in Greater Israel, Post-1967 Israel, or the Occupied Territories, depending on your political point of view.

BDS has been promoting the boycott, but its vocal protests have caused rumbles that are turning into an avalanche of positive publicity for SodaStream and Israel because of the company’s policy of equal opportunity for Palestinian Authority Arabs.

Instead of a boycott, there is “buy-cott,” and Keeney tweeted on Monday, “Bought a nice @SodaStream unit at the @HudsonsBayCo. Thanks to @Oxfam for the tip. #Buycott #BDSfail #GoScarJo”

Kenney said on Canadian television, “I’ve given money to Oxfam in the past because I thought they were there to help poor people, not to marginalize Israelis and make Palestinians unemployed.” He added that “all the nutters at Oxfam” also marginalize “Palestinian people” who get paid four times more at SodaStream than they would earn working for factories run by Palestinian Authority Arabs.

Kenney also had some choice words for leftist groups’ “anti-Israel obsession” while they while they ignore countries such as Iran, which executes political dissidents and homosexuals.

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11 Responses to “Canadian Minister ’Thanks Oxfam’ and Buys SodaStream Machine”

  1. double good for them

  2. Grrrrr, I hate that Lefties are being given a bad name. I guess I’m a Centrist now. Farewell to my hippie misspent youth…

  3. David Morris says:

    Another BDS “nutjob” fail.

    Good news is that these anti-Semitic nutters (anti Israel is the new anti Semite) are actually generating a tidal wave of free publicity that Soda stream could never afford.

  4. Wait, Oxfam dumped her or she quit?

  5. Miriam Kuropatwa says:

    Another great move by Canadian Minister Jason Kenney. May he be only one of many who come to their senses

  6. Way to go Mr Kenney!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Does Mrs Obama have one in her kitchen?

  8. She should never need one. She has staff to do kitchen work.

  9. Cy Stanway says:

    My family bought one, too in direct response to Oxfam – may their bones explode. Good seltzer. Good cause. Thanks, ScarJo and Kenny and, yes, even Oxfam for making such a big deal out of this. Oh, and by the way, I guess the whole 'stock is tumbling because of the controversy' is over – the stock is up 8.45% at this hour. Oxfam FAIL!!!!

  10. Norm Grafstein says:

    Another wonderful Israel supporter who puts his money where his mouth is. As an Israeli, who is also proudly Canadian, it is very heartening to see the unqualified support for Israel. Canada has become a light unto nations.

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