Scarlett Johansson, new face of Israeli company, leaves Oxfam

Over criticism for ads

30 January, 12:25

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    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV - US actress Scarlett Johansson will not be an ambassador of international humanitarian group Oxfam anymore with which she has cooperated for the past eight years. The move was made over criticism the actress received for her decision to appear in ads for SodaStream, an Israeli company which makes beverage carbonation systems and has a factory in Maleeh Adumim, a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

    The actress's rep said in a statement quoted by Israeli media that Johansson has 'a fundamental divergence of opinions' concerning the group's support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which opposes trade with settlements, saying they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights. 'Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years'.(ANSAmed).

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