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Scarlett Johansson Left Oxfam

Oxfam Ambassador Scarlett Johansson at a camp in northern Kenya during a visit to east Africa. The left has been harassing her because she supports a Jewish factory that employs Palestinians. Why do they hate so much?

Oxfam Ambassador Scarlett Johansson at a camp in northern Kenya during a visit to east Africa. The left has been harassing her because she supports a Jewish factory that employs Palestinians. Why do they hate so much?
Photo Credit: Oxfam

Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with the humanitarian group Oxfam International, for their criticism of her endorsement of SodaStream, an Israeli company that operates a factory in Judea and Samaria, AP reported.

A statement released by Johansson’s spokesman said the actress has “a fundamental difference of opinion” with Oxfam International because the group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, saying they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights.

“Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years,” the statement said.

This represents an annual income loss of about $100,000 for the humanitarian folks. In a sense, as one of the JewishPress.com readers has suggested, Scarlett BDSed Oxfam.

“She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam,” the statement continued.

The actress, the first global brand ambassador of SodaStream International Ltd., will appear in a commercial for the do-it-yourself soda maker during the Super Bowl half time, February 2.

Last week, the Oxfam website announced it was “considering the implications of her new statement and what it means for Ms. Johansson’s role as an Oxfam global ambassador.”

Well, implication this!

Incidentally, Johansson said last week she was a “supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine.” But that didn’t seem to leave an impression with the anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian crowd that kept pushing the organization to dump its biggest rainmaker.

Johansson has been supporting Oxfam International since 2004, becoming their global ambassador in 2007, both fundraising and promoting awareness of global poverty. She traveled to India, Sri Lanka and Kenya to highlight the impact of traumatic disasters and chronic poverty.

A spokesman for SodaStream in Israel told the JewishPress.com that the company is not planning to comment on Ms. Johansson’s decision.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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31 Responses to “Scarlett Johansson Left Oxfam”

  1. it’s #Obama’s fault…

  2. Bless this lady.
    She has guts to say the truth.
    BDS against Israel is the only way that the Arabs can "win a war" against the Jewish state
    They have spread the most disgusting lies about Israel.
    Soda Stream employs a few thousand Arabs, who are paid 6 times more than what they would have earned in an Arab state.
    They share the same tables, and meals with the Jewish employees.
    They have equal rights and benefits
    There is not one bit if apartheid at Soda stream. nor anywhere in Israel.

    Unfortunately, with Arab money and Oil, they are able to spread lies. They follow what the Nazi Goebbels said "the bigger the lie, the more often told, the more the world will believe those lies"

    Time for the world to wake up.
    Those who beliieve the lies about Israel, have never visited to experience the truth.
    Amazing how many more Christians visit Israel. Many of them return as they find Israel is the ONLY true democracy in the Middle East, where every religion is protected as is their buildings.Unlike the Arab countries where churches are destroyed and Christians are massacred.

  3. Gorgeous, talented with a Jewish pride ! I love Scarlett !

  4. I LOVE YOU, SCARLETT!

  5. Judith Nusbaum says:

    Kol HaKavod.

  6. Jill Sevelow says:

    I am so proud of her. This is exactly what I hoped would happen!

  7. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Good for her! A woman of high moral standards who knows what's right and what's wrong.

  8. Foxy wildly says:

    a true heroine! Now we ought to boycott the actresses from England who hate our Israel! Where are the Hollywood big Jewish movie producers? Hello Spielberg and you others! Don’t use the Redgraves or any Brit who knocks Israel !!!

  9. Lori Lowenthal Marcus says:

    Go ScarJo!!

  10. Dan Riser says:

    If you bless Israel, God will bless but if you curse her He will curse you. I just wish that Israel would not have allowed free abortions. A country and a people that witnessed the holocaust, now sanctions it against the unborn.

  11. Gene Feldman says:

    Scarlett will go down in history remembered for PEACE.. While all those who were against her were taught as children to sing songs of war.. I only hope and pray someday soon Oxfam will concede to give PEACE a chance!

  12. How many other organizations like "Oxfam" destroy themselves by their own hate and evil agenda. What was created for a good cause (eradicate poverty) was taken over by the very evils that keep poverty going. Kudos to Scarlett Johansson for standing for her values – a costly lesson for Oxfam.

  13. Jerry Fall says:

    Now I have fallen in love with her, such brilliance!

  14. Lori Fein says:

    I wish more activists had the guts and intellectual honesty to recognize the truth about Israel and the lies the BDS campaigns unabashedly spread. Those who truly value human rights recognize that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that protects those rights.

  15. Ronald Treminio says:

    Thumbs up for Scarlett, we do not expect any less from a jewish girl, very talented, pretty and smart, way to go girl, we are proud of you!

  16. Those who bless you will be blessed. Those who curse you will be cursed…which includes Oxfam.

  17. beautiful girl. righteous, too.

  18. Anonymous says:

    The cream always rises to the top.
    You go girl!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Johansson is Jewish and considers herself Jewish. Wonder why the reporter didn't mention that. From her Wikipedia listing: "Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx."

  20. Anonymous says:

    Now if only actress Emma Thompson will also see the light!

  21. Gil Gilman says:

    The Oxfam poll announced in yesterday's The Jewish Press article which began with 85% in favor of Oxfam disassociating itself from ScarJo and 15% opposed was closed early with only 53% in favor and 47% opposed. I think we can see where this would have gone in another day.

  22. Jane Smith says:

    Oxfam will never get another dime from me.

  23. A Woman after G-D's Own Heart

  24. Hayim Curiel says:

    God bless this Woman… we pray for her…she example our people Jewish

  25. Stephen Morgan says:

    I'll never believe 'The Lie.' Kudos for Ms. Johansson and every person that stands up for Israel, the nation, and Israel the people.

  26. Gene Porter says:

    Me, too, Stephen. Israel deserves our allegiance, focus, and support. Forever.

  27. Dorothy Andreassend says:

    Scarlett – God will bless you abundantly for your morality and fortitude.
    Stand strong against the flak that no doubt will be thrown at you. BLESS YOU.
    Thank you for making your stand. A David against Goliath.

  28. Ralph Moran says:

    Thank you Scarlett for taking a stand

  29. Anthony Kent says:

    Oxfam should stick to their raison d'être, fighting global poverty. They have been wasting part of their charitable donations on politics for years, which is their remit.

  30. Joy Shalom says:

    So happy she is a leader and not just being a sheep like the rest of the actors.

  31. Bravo Scarlett, you are the starter of the end of BDS, OXFAM and others, the moral is over the lies and Arab Petro Dollars.

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