JVP responds to Scarlett Johansson departure from Oxfam
On January 29, following weeks of heavy campaigning by JVP and allies, SodaStream spokesperson Scarlett Johansson announced her resignation from her role as Global Ambassador for international humanitarian group Oxfam. This is JVP's response.
Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson stated the following:
That Oxfam and Scarlett Johansson have parted ways over her association with SodaStream proves that one can no longer claim to be a humanitarian while being associated in any way with the settlement enterprise. Israeli policies that deny human rights, ignore international law, and help companies profit from the occupation are no longer being tolerated by people around the world that care about justice. That the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement was able to force this decision in a matter of weeks is proof of the growing power of BDS worldwide.
Read the full press release from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.