The dispute within the global charity is largely along transatlantic lines, with Oxfam America stamping on anything seen to be critical of Israel.
“We rebuke Johansson’s condescending remarks that SodaStream is “building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine.’”
Why did Oxfam tweet, then delete a statement on Hollywood actress’ deal with occupation profiteer SodaStream?
These images provide an all too rare glimpse of the people living in the camp amid horrifying circumstances
The “ongoing credibility of Oxfam depends on its adhering to its founding principles … I am certain my grandfather and great-uncle would agree with me.”
In doing so, Oxfam has taken a clear position against Palestinians and their rights and chosen complicity with Israeli occupation and colonization.
Public broadcaster dumps SodaStream from donor thank-you gifts, citing “controversy” over factory in Israeli settlement.
It’s impossible to be an “ambassador” both for a human rights group and for human rights abusers!
Israel lobby groups can be expected again to try to halt growing efforts to hold Israel accountable and promote Palestinian rights and a just peace.
The international development charity Oxfam admonishes Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson over her new role as spokesperson for the Israeli occupation profiteering firm SodaStream.
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