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  אדר 13, 5774 , 13/02/14

Scarlett Johansson Thanks Supporters After Boycott Pressure

Johansson faced criticism from left-wing groups for agreeing to represent SodaStream, which has a factory in the Israeli city of Maaleh Adumim, east of the 1949 armistice line.

Within Israel Maaleh Adumim is widely viewed as a “settlement bloc” which will remain permanently Israeli; however, many European groups oppose all Israeli presence east of the armistice line – even the presence of factories such as SodaStream’s which employ Palestinian Arabs. Johansson came under heavy pressure to cut her ties with SodaStream.

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