Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Johansson addresses criticism over SodaStream deal  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 27/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) LOS ANGELES: Scarlett Johansson is responding to criticism over her new ad campaign for an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank

The 29-year-old actress said in a statement released Friday to The Huffington Post that she “never intended on being the face of any social or political movement, distinction, separation or stance” as part of her affiliation with SodaStream International Ltd

The Israeli drink maker recently signed the “Her” and “The Avengers” actress as its first “global brand ambassador.” She is to appear in a television ad during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2

SodaStream has come under fire from pro-Palestinian activists for maintaining a large factory in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, a territory captured by Israel in 1967 and claimed by the Palestinians

Oxfam International took issue with Johansson this week because the humanitarian group opposes “all trade” from Israeli settlements, claiming they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights

Johansson has served as a global ambassador for Oxfam since 2005, raising funds and promoting awareness about global poverty.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 5 2015 - Saudi- Bahrain's King leaves TaifSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain and his accompanying delegation left Taif today after a private visit during which they inspected the forces of ...

 May 5 2015 - Saudi- Crown Prince Meets French PresidentSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior met with President Francois Hollande of the French Republic at King Saud Guest ...

 May 5 2015 - Saudi- President Francois Hollande Receives Minister of TransportSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) President Francois Hollande of the French Republic, currently on a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, received at his residence here today the Minister of Transport, ...

 May 5 2015 - Saudi- Assistant Foreign Minister Inaugurates New Saudi Embassy Headquarters in PolandSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid, Assistant Foreign Minister opened here yesterday the new headquarters of the Saudi Embassy in the Polish capital, Warsaw in the ...

 May 5 2015 - Saudi Joint Saudi-Belarusian Committee to meet in Riyadh tomorrowSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) The Joint Saudi-Belarusian Committee will start its first session in Riyadh tomorrow, Wednesday.During the meeting, the Committee will discuss strengthening of aspects ...

 May 5 2015 - Saudi- President Francois Hollande Receives KACARE PresidentSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) President Francois Hollande of the French Republic, currently on a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, received at his residence here today President of King Abdullah ...

 May 5 2015 - Saudi- President Francois Hollande Receives SAUDIA Director GeneralSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) President Francois Hollande of the French Republic, currently on a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, received at his residence here today Director General of Saudi ...

 May 5 2015 - Saudi- President Francois Hollande Receives Former Lebanese PremierSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) President Francois Hollande of the French Republic, currently on a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, received at his residence here today former Lebanese Prime ...

 May 5 2015 - Iraq to sign USD800m loan with IMFMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Government of Iraq has submitted a financial aid request worth USD800 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the consent is set to be given in the upcoming weeks, Arabian ...

 May 5 2015 - Saudi- GCC Leaders Arrive in Riyadh 2Saudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq Al Said, Representative of Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Sultanate of Oman arrived here today.He was received at Riyadh Air Base Airport by the ...

more...


 






Google

Internatinal Property Show

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help