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Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role over SodaStream row
Scarlett Johansson on 10 January 2014 Scarlett Johansson became
SodaStream's first global brand ambassador earlier this month
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Q&A: Israeli-Palestinian talks
Little hope for talks
Actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as an ambassador for Oxfam amid a
row over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the
occupied West Bank.
A spokesman for the actress said she had a "fundamental difference of
opinion" with the humanitarian group.
She will remain a brand ambassador for SodaStream, which has a factory
in the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim.
Oxfam opposes trade from settlements, considered illegal under
international law - something Israel disputes.
About 500,000 Jews currently live in more than 100 settlements built
since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
'Model for peace'
A statement from Ms Johansson's spokesman published on Wednesday
announced that the Hollywood star had "respectfully decided to end her
ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years", according to the
"She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to
the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her
accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam,"
On Thursday, Oxfam issued a statement saying it had accepted Ms
Johansson's decision to step down and was grateful for her many
"While Oxfam respects the independence of our ambassadors, Ms
Johansson's role promoting the company SodaStream is incompatible with
her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador," it added.
"Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream, that operate in
settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the
Palestinian communities that we work to support."