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  • ‘Under the Skin’ sets Scarlett ablaze

    By Melissa Weller

    April 9, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    Scarlett Johansson has had a very busy year, least of which from dealing with the Oxfam and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions hoopla we’ve covered so extensively. With two box-office smashes opening last weekend and fresh from her role in the Oscar-contended Her, Johansson is...

  • Johansson in post-SodaStream interview: I am not a role model

    February 27, 2014 | 4:11 pm

    Actress Scarlett Johansson said in her first interview since the SodaStream blowup that she is not “a role model.”

    “I don’t see myself as being a role model,” she said in an interview published Thursday in Dazed and Confused magazine, adding that she “did not want to step into...

  • BDS and Oxfam — major Super Bowl fail

    February 19, 2014 | 12:06 pm

    The political war against Israel, waged through a highly aggressive campaign of “boycotts, divestment and sanctions” (BDS), received its biggest defeat at the Super Bowl in New York and on hundreds of millions of screens around the world. The commercials, including one for the...

  • How John Kerry destroyed what Scarlett Johansson built

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 12, 2014 | 8:30 am

    In her response to the criticism of her collaboration with SodaStream, Scarlett Johansson gave a winning argument: “I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine. SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to...

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  • Boycotting settlements is not anti-Israel

    February 5, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    On her way out the door to defend the SodaStream company, the suddenly political Scarlett Johannson threw a grenade at her erstwhile cause, the international aid organization Oxfam.

    According to her spokesperson, “she and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards...

  • After Oxfam-SodaStream-Superbowl SCANDAL, Scarlett Johansson sticks with her team

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 30, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    A Hollywood actress. An endorsement deal. And an international imbroglio. It’s a field full of plays and the Superbowl hasn’t even started yet.

    When Scarlett Johansson signed a multi-year, worldwide endorsement deal with the Israeli company SodaStream, pivoting around a seductive...

  • ScarJo severs Oxfam ties over fundamental differences on BDS

    January 30, 2014 | 11:45 am

    Actress Scarlett Johansson ended her relationship with Oxfam following a protracted debate over her role as spokeswoman for the Israeli company SodaStream.

    Johansson in a statement Wednesday said she and the humanitarian organization have “a fundamental difference of opinion in...

  • My country is under attack. Do you care?

    October 26, 2012 | 9:54 am

    I'm angry.

    You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel -- over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian...

  • NGOs call on Israel to lift Gaza blockade

    June 14, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    Some 50 nongovernmental organizations called on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    “For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law,” the groups said in a petition issued Thursday. “More than half of...

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