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  • SodaStream hires hundreds of new employees in southern Israel

    July 28, 2016 | 3:31 pm

    SodaStream has hired 300 new employees for its production plant in southern Israel.

    The company, which had come under fire when it was based in the West Bank, now has 1,400 employees in the Idan Hanegev industrial park near Rahat, one-third of them Bedouin Arabs from the...

  • SodaStream offers to take in Syrian refugees

    September 21, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    The Israeli company SodaStream has offered to take in Syrian refugees and employ them in its new factory in the Negev Desert.

    In an announcement over the weekend, SodaStream and the mayor of Rahat, which is near the home beverage maker’s factory, said they can absorb up to 200...

  • Year in review: Looking back at 5775

    September 10, 2015 | 11:39 am

    As 5775 winds to a close, here’s a look back on the highs and lows (and everything in between) of the year that was.

    September 2014

    At the annual U.N. General Assembly, President Barack Obama focuses his speech on ISIS; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likens Iran to...

  • SodaStream CEO: BDS movement should have supported West Bank factory, set to close

    September 4, 2015 | 9:42 am

    SodaStream’s chief executive called the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement anti-Semitic and maintained that his company gave West Bank Palestinian workers good pay and benefits.

    In an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday, two weeks before the West Bank factory...

  • SodaStream reportedly changes some labeling to ‘Made in the West Bank’

    April 6, 2015 | 2:52 pm

    SodaStream changed the labels on some of its products to note that they were manufactured in the West Bank, according to an international media group.

    The labels were changed to read “Made in the West Bank” following a complaint filed nearly a year ago with the Oregon Department...

  • China’s courtship, parking revolution, life-saving apps and more - This week form the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 2, 2015 | 8:44 am

    Tel-Aviv – world’s 3rd best city for technology business

    Tel Aviv is the third best place in the world for technology business, according to a new report by property consultants Savills. Austin took the top spot, followed by San Francisco. Savills surveyed 12 global cities with...

  • Everything you need to know about SodaStream’s move

    November 3, 2014 | 12:27 pm

    SodaStream, the Israeli at-home seltzer machine company, announced last week that it would be closing its West Bank factory and moving the facility’s operations to southern Israel next year. Here’s what you need to know about SodaStream, the controversy that has bubbled up in its...

  • SodaStream fires Palestinian employees in Ramadan fast dispute

    July 21, 2014 | 11:39 am

    The SodaStream company reportedly fired 60 Palestinian employees from its West Bank plant over a dispute on breaking the Ramadan fast.

    The workers were fired earlier this month, the WAC-MAAN trade union representing the Palestinian workers told The Marker, a business newspaper...

  • SodaStream store in Britain shuts after two years of weekly protests

    July 7, 2014 | 10:45 am

    An Israeli-owned store in England that sold replacement parts for SodaStream closed after two years of weekly boycott protests.

    The EcoStream shop in the coastal town of Brighton shut down last week, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

    The store sold the recyclable bottles for the...

  • Report: Starbucks to buy 10% stake in SodaStream

    April 24, 2014 | 11:29 am

    Starbucks is in advanced talks to buy 10 percent of the Israeli home soda machine company SodaStream.

    Shares of SodaStream jumped more than 10 percent following the report Wednesday in the Israeli business daily Globes, which said an announcement of the purchase is expected...

  • Report: Starbucks to buy 10% stake in SodaStream

    April 24, 2014 | 9:23 am

    Starbucks is in advanced talks to buy 10 percent of the Israeli home soda machine company SodaStream.

    Shares of SodaStream jumped more than 10 percent following the report Wednesday in the Israeli business daily Globes, which said an announcement of the purchase is expected...

  • At AIPAC, Scarlett fever

    March 5, 2014 | 10:14 am

    Scarlett Johansson, fresh out of her SodaStream battles, declined to attend this year’s annual American Israel Political Affairs Committee policy conference. She’s in Paris, picking up an honorary Celeste award and promoting her latest releases, the New York Times reported.


  • 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...

  • A victory against anti-Israel BDS

    February 26, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Israelis and supporters of Israel are increasingly concerned about international pressure — and with good reason. There was last year’s directive from the European Union, which threatened important Israel-EU cooperation; the recent uproar about SodaStream, which brought Israel...

  • Lena Dunham on photos of boyfriend with ScarJo: ‘My mind is going to explode’

    February 24, 2014 | 11:14 am

    Lena Dunham was trolling the Internet when she stumbled upon a shot of her boyfriend with his ex-girlfriend. Relatable, right? Well, yeah, except for that her boyfriend, rock guitarist Jack Antonoff, used to date Scarlett Johansson.

    It seems Dunham was perusing a little obsession...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Delivery system for a lot of gas

    By Steve Greenberg

    February 5, 2014 | 1:49 pm

  • SodaStream vs. Oxfam, head to head

    February 5, 2014 | 9:57 am

    If you’re primed to watch a duel in the love triangle of public relations that is the Scarlett Johannson SodaStream controversy, here’s your chance. Last night, British interviewer Jeremy Paxman brought ScarJo’s two metaphorical lovers — SodaStream and Oxfam — face to face on the...

  • SodaStream slumps amid West Bank factory furor

    February 4, 2014 | 9:18 am

    SodaStream, under fire for operating a factory in the West Bank, has seen its stock drop to the lowest level in more than a year.

    The Israeli company’s stock price on the New York Stock Exchange fell 3.3 percent on Monday to $35.34.

    On Jan. 13, the share price dropped 26...

  • 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...

  • Soda goes pop! And Scarlett Johansson

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 29, 2014 | 8:19 pm

    Blood bubbles is the new blood libel.

    That’s the going description of the fizzy liquid produced by SodaStream International, a company that manufactures a home carbonation device in the occupied West Bank and whose creators are Israeli.

    Earlier this month, The New York Times...

  • Paris court fines pro-Palestinian group for SodaStream boycott camp

    January 29, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    A Paris court fined a pro-Palestinian group for its campaign to boycott the products of the Israeli SodaStream company.

    Last week, the Tribunal for Grand Instances fined the France Palestine Solidarity Association about $9,000. The court, which was ruling on a lawsuit brought by...

  • Watch: Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Super Bowl ad

    January 28, 2014 | 10:23 am

    Scarlett Johansson’s decision to act as spokesperson for the Israeli firm SodaStream has been controversial from the get-go. Forget the debate over whether or not it’s okay to represent a company with a factory in the West Bank, or whether or not Oxfam should ditch her, though....

  • Scarlett Johansson to star in SodaStream’s Super Bowl ad

    January 13, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    Scarlett Johansson, faceless in the movie “Her,” has just landed a gig as the face of an Israeli company. According to The New York Times, the Jewish actress has been chosen as SodaStream’s “Global Spokesperson” and will star in its upcoming Super Bowl ad.

    In the commercial,...

  • Top toys for baby boomers

    July 19, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    The kids have finally moved out, and retirement is on the horizon — it’s time you spoiled yourself with a few must-have toys. Whether your idea of luxury is never having to mow the lawn again or being able to pursue your favorite hobby, technology has ushered in a new era of...

  • Israel’s SodaStream inks deal with KitchenAid

    June 18, 2013 | 1:27 pm

    The Israeli company SodaStream agreed to develop a home system for making carbonated drinks for KitchenAid appliances.

    No financial details of the deal have been disclosed, according to the Israeli business daily Globes. The product is expected to be launched at the end of the year.

    SodaStream is headquartered in the West Bank city of Maale Adumim and has been a frequent target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement.

    Its products are available in 45 countries, including in 15,000 retail stores in the United States.

  • Oberlin College Student Senate endorses divestment resolution

    May 7, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The Oberlin College Student Senate endorsed a resolution that calls for the college to divest from six companies that do business in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and Gaza.

    Following a three-hour discussion, the resolution was approved "by majority" on Monday, the Oberlin...

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