Fighting BDS – SodaStream Goes On the Offensive

February 3, 2014 16:59 by Alex Margolin SodaStream goes on the offensive against Oxfam, accusing the NGO of actively funding BDS campaigns against Israel. “Unsurprisingly, Oxfam has joined the BDS in this movement [to close down the West Bank factory],” SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum said. “I’m saying ‘unsurprisingly’ because we found out that some of […]

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European Banks Boycott Israeli Banks Because of ‘Settlements’

Two of the largest banks in northern Europe have announced they will boycott Israeli banks because they operate in “occupied territories”, the Walla! Hebrew-language news website reported on Saturday. The two banks in question are the Swedish Nordea Bank, which is the largest bank in Scandinavia, and the Norwegian Danske Bank, which is the largest […]

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Thanks to The Nutters at Oxfam, I’m Buying SodaStream

After Oxfam forced Actress Scarlett Johansson to step down as their ambassador over her advertisement with Israeli company SodaStream, a company Oxfam boycotts, Canadian Employment Minister Jason Kenney said their move spurred him to buy from SodaStream. Appearing on Canadian Sun News last week, Kenney quipped “I’ve given money to Oxfam in the past because I thought […]

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Was Scarlett Johansson Wrong to Dump Oxfam? Ask SodaStream’s Palestinian Workers

While the likes of MSNBC’s Chris Hayes are criticising actress Scarlett Johansson’s decision to stand by SodaStream and Israel and ditch the politicking Oxfam, there is another group of people whose opinions on this issue should be heard: the Palestinians employed by SodaStream in the West Bank. Earlier this month, Johansson and Oxfam came to […]

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Scarlett Johansson Cuts Ties with Oxfam Over BDS

January 30, 2014 15:38 by Alex Margolin Scarlett Johansson broke ties with Oxfam because of “fundamental differences” between her and the NGO on the issue of Israel boycotts. “Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years,” the statement said. “She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion […]

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Bennett’s Dismissal Letter Was Ready to be Sent by Leftist Netanyahu

Officials close to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu were satisfied on Wednesday evening that Netanyahu’s ultimatum to Economy Minister Naftali Bennett had worked. The officials made clear that the letter dismissing Bennett was ready and would have been delivered on Sunday had Bennett not apologized for his remarks against Netanyahu. Those same officials said that the […]

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Leftist Media Harms Israel’s Hasbara

Chanie Luz, media analyst and founder and director of TADMIT, an organization which works toward enhancing democracy in Israeli media, said on Tuesday that Israel needs to look at its own media to see what a great influence it has on the way international media perceives the Jewish State. Speaking to Arutz Sheva on the […]

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Fighting BDS – Columnist Questions Motives of BDS

January 27, 2014 16:54 by Alex Margolin Today’s Top BDS Stories: 1. Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky says the BDS campaign against SodaStream shows that the movement is less concerned with the Palestinians and more concerned with harming Israel.  “BDS claims it wants only what is good for Palestinians, no matter how many of […]

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