Hello everyone! It’s Ben Brent with this weeks Israel Update. Some super awesome things for Israel and not so super awesome things for Israel have occurred recently, so I am here to share those events with you!
Scarlett Johansson Represents SodaStream, Israeli Company
Scarlett Johansson is the Global Brand Ambassador for SodaStream, an Israeli company based in the west bank. Due to its controversial location, a non-profit organization, Oxfam, decided to boycott the company, even though over five hundred Palestinians work at the company’s HQ. Johansson, who was previously affiliated with both SodaStream and Oxfam resigned her position in Oxfam because she disagrees with the Oxfam’s boycott and reasoning. This is a big win for Israel against the BDS movement. #TeamScarlett
Henry Waxman Retires From Congress
The 74 year old congressman, a Jew, recently let out this would be his last term serving the LA region. He has served in Congress for 40 years, and during his time he has fought many many times for pro-Israel acts. He fought for the right of Soviet Jews, and was there when the airplanes carrying Ethiopian refugees touched down in Israel. He is a great lawmaker not only for the US, but Israel as well. Thank you Henry for the effort you put in to maintaining relations with Israel.
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