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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Charity Oxfam loses its only A-list movie star ambassador over its hypocritical anti-Israel stance

Scarlett Johansson resigned from her role as a goodwill ambassador for the charity Oxfam because of its criticism of her being a spokesperson for the Israeli soft drink maker SodaStream.

Johansson was the highest profile person on its list of "ambassadors" and the only A-lister among the actors it uses to promote itself.  Having traveled to devastated regions throughout the world, lobbied politicians and civil society leaders and participated in other fundraising on their behalf, Johansson has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars if not more for Oxfam.

This development will cause further loss to Oxfam's fundraising ability as the insult to supporters of Israel will result in their donating to other charities engaged in similar work.

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