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US Actress Johansson Defends SodaStream Work

She defended her decision to quit as an Oxfam ambassador after she faced criticism for working for a firm operating in an Israeli settlement.

Via AFP:

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson on Sunday defended her decision to quit as an Oxfam ambassador after she faced criticism for working for a firm operating in an Israeli settlement.

In an interview published in Britain's Observer newspaper, Johansson said she stood by her decision to act in an advert for Israeli company SodaStream, which manufactures a device for making carbonated drinks at home and has a factory in the occupied West Bank.

Johansson's departure from Oxfam in January was welcomed by Palestinian activists although some criticised the charity for not severing ties with t...

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