LONDON (AFP) via Ma’an News Agency — US actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as global ambassador for Oxfam after the aid group deemed the role ‘incompatible’ with her promotion of an Israeli firm that has a factory in the occupied West Bank.Johansson’s spokesman said Wednesday that the actress had a ‘fundamental difference’ with Oxfam, a global humanitarian charity, over their opposition to trade from Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law.


Johansson is famous for her role in the 2012 film, ‘The Avengers’, and has recently been engaged in promoting Soda Stream, which operates on Palestinian lands seized in 1967.

She has recently become the subject of heated scrutiny under the eye of the international BDS movement.