Thursday, January 30, 2014

Johansson supports co-operation; Oxfam supports vilification

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with Oxfam International because the humanitarian group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements.

"She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement..." said her spokesman.

Earlier this month, "The Avengers" and "Her" actress signed on as the first global brand ambassador of SodaStream International Ltd., and she's set to appear in an ad for the at-home soda maker during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

Johansson said last week she was a "supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine."

Oxfam took issue with Johansson...

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