Scarlett Johansson

"From SodaStream to Rawabi: What Peace Might Look Like"

02/27/2014
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Just about a year ago, I had the opportunity to visit the SodaStream factory in Israel.  Actually, how do define exactly where the factory is located has led to one of the more explosive and high profile manifestations of the so-called BDS (boycott-civestment-sanction) dispute.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens, New York.

Boycott Fears Bubbling Over Amid SodaStream Controversy

Israelis warn of snowball of boycotts that could harm economic stability.

02/05/2014
Israel Correspondent
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Maale Adumim, West Bank — Just a few weeks after signing on actress Scarlett Johansson as its brand ambassador, Israeli fizzy-drink maker SodaStream has become a lightning rod in the debate about efforts to impose an economic boycott against Israel.

The entrance to the SodaStream factory in Maale Adumim. Credit: Joshua Mitnick/JW

ScarJo And SodaStream

The seltzer gizmo company's Yonah Lloyd calls out the BDS agenda.

01/31/2014
Jewish Week Correspondent
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ScarJo shills for SodaStream, despite BDS screams. Photo courtesy SodaStream

Johannson Splits With Oxfam Over ‘Fundamental’ Differences On BDS

01/27/2014
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Actress Scarlett Johansson has ended her relationship with Oxfam, saying she and the humanitarian organization have “a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.”

SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum announces Scarlett Johansson as the company’s global brand ambassador. Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Roundup Of Local Political News

* City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will present a proclamation to Gilad Shalit's father, Noam Shalit, tomorrow at City Hall calling on the Israeli soldier's captors to let him go and declaring Sept. 7 "Gilad Shalit Day in New York."

Jewish Talent Shines at 2011 Academy Awards

02/28/2011

LOS ANGELES (JTA) -- A minyan of Jewish talent garnered coveted Oscar statuettes during the 2011 Academy Award ceremony.

In the opening montage of the Academy Award ceremony Sunday night, hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway played with a dreidel, which proved to be an omen that a good night awaited Jewish talent.

Israel-born Natalie Portman, beaming and proudly pregnant, walked off with the best actress trophy for her portrayal of a tortured ballerina in “Black Swan.”

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