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February 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM

SodaStream does some real good in the West Bank

Oxfam supports a boycott of SodaStream and would not allow its global ambassador, actress Scarlett Johansson, to do ads for the company [“Scarlett Johansson resigns from Oxfam over Israel flap,” Movies, Jan. 30].

SodaStream is the largest private employer of Palestinians in the West Bank. Palestinians, Druze and Jews work together in SodaStream’s West Bank factory and all workers receive health insurance and good pay. Unemployment is high among Palestinians in the West Bank, so workers say they appreciate their jobs, especially jobs that pay four or five times average pay in the area.

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0 Comments | More in Israel | Topics: Israel, Oxfam, Palestinians

February 4, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Retailers should remove SodaStream from inventories

I was glad to see The Seattle Times cover Scarlett Johansson’s choice of personal profit over human rights [“Scarlett Johansson resigns from Oxfam over Israel flap,” Movies, Jan. 30]. Johansson parted ways with humanitarian organization Oxfam in favor of her lucrative association with Israeli settlement-based company SodaStream. Her decision came on the heels of…

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0 Comments | More in Israel | Topics: Eva Dale, Israel, Oxfam

January 23, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Israel-Palestinian peace deal: Israelis need more assurances

On Jan. 11, The Times published an article [“Israel says it will build new homes in West Bank,” Nation & World] on the position of Israel’s Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog: that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu understands the need for a peace deal with the Palestinian Arabs, but does not have the guts…

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0 Comments | More in Israel | Topics: Benjamin Netanyahu, Isaac Herzog, Israel