“Oxfam has long been an advocate for Palestinian rights and has provided relief to Palestinians displaced by settlements like Ma’aleh Adumim,” said scholar and activist Alex Lubin in an interview with Common Dreams. “It therefore is a conflict of interest, if not a terrible irony, for Scarlett Johansson to be both the ambassador for Sodastream and Oxfam.”
Critics charge that Ma’aleh Adumim, where Sodastream’s factory is located, presents an egregious example of the injustices Palestinians face.
“Not only is Sodastream’s factory on land that is occupied (and so should not be built upon by the occupying power as per international humanitarian law), but it is also built on land from which Palestinians have been forcibly displaced,” reads the open letter.
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