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ScarJo Supports Occupation over Oxfam

Scarlett Johansson has quit her role as an Oxfam Ambassador after facing criticism for her endorsement contract with the company SodaStream, which operates a factory in an illegal Israeli settlement on the West Bank.

I have no words for this - I think we all know what the basic situation is with the illegal settlements in Israel-Palestine, so I don't need to say how bonkers it looks to abandon one of the world's most effective and far-reaching charities in order to make some bucks through product endorsements. I understand that ScarJo identifies as Jewish, and that certainly complicates her decision somewhat, but regardless of what the Israeli government insists, the settlements in Gaza and the West Bank are completely illegal and represent a significant humanitarian issue, and it's so disappointing that - in this instance - money has trumped morals.


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