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Netanyahu Praises Scarlett Johansson in AIPAC Speech

In his speech at the 2014 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Jewish-American actress Scarlett Johansson for her decision to continue representing Israeli carbonated beverage company SodaStream, which is located across the Green line and employs hundreds of Palestinians.

Johansson stepped down as a global ambassador for the human rights group Oxfam International, which had criticized her for serving as pitch woman for SodaStream.

“Everyone should know what the letters B-D-S really stand for: bigotry, dishonesty, and shame. And those who oppose BDS, like Scarlett Johansson, they should be applauded,” Netanyahu said. Channeling the 1939 movie “Gone with the Wind,” the prime minister said, “Scarlett, I have one thing to say to you: Frankly, my dear, I DO give a damn.”

Also on Tuesday, Hollywood sources reported that Johansson is expecting her first child with her fiancé, Romain Dauriac.

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2 Responses to “Netanyahu Praises Scarlett Johansson in AIPAC Speech”

  1. Joel Fisher says:

    Come on, Bibi – It's NOT too late – Grab the moment – Join the STREAM of people who have already anointed SJ as their good will ambassador – all you NEED to do is acknowledge it and Officially appoint her.

  2. Aldo Mimoun says:

    The best PR representative of the Jewish people here and abroad is S.J.

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