Sorry to keep harping on about this folks, but it is sweet music to my ears. It looks like SodaStream has scored big time thanks to Scarlett Johansson having the courage of her conviction to stand up for what she knows is right.
Her name can now be added to others who wouldn’t let themselves be bullied and is joining a list of many others who have refused to be bullied. Including, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Keyes, Elton John, Rihanna, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Tom Jones …and later this year Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and the Rolling Stones .
Oxfam and the BDS are receiving very bad publicity now. Their donations will likely drop, though I suspect Coca Cola and Pepsi will take up the slack.
This comes on top of last week’s new of the win in the French courts by SodaStream against the French BDS.
A French court has ordered a Pro-Palestinian Authority group affiliated with the Boycott Israel movement to compensate the company and to stop all activities alleging that SodaStream products are illegally made and sold.
Oxfam has forced Johansson to quit as one of its global ambassadors after she refused to adhere to the rabid, anti-Israel malice of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. In stepping down, she sets a powerful moral example.
Oxfam went off the dial because SodaStream happens to be an Israeli business — and, worse, because the company has a factory in an industrial park near a West Bank settlement. That makes SodaStream a pariah to Oxfam, which subcribes to the borderline anti-Semitic movement that is seeking to undermine the very existence of the Jewish state by calling for a trade boycott.
“Before boycotting, they should think of the workers who are going to suffer,” a young man told the Christian Science Monitor. He had gone from earning $6 a day plucking chickens to making almost 10 times as much at SodaStream.
And Ms. Johansson, who happens to be Jewish, has politely told Oxfam where it might put those concerns.
There are many, many more, too many to name but it gladdens my heart to watch the cringing and squirming that must be going on in the ranks of the Leftists and BDSers.
Now let’s watch this great News item from Canada.