As the controversy mounts over Scarlett Johansson’s decision to represent SodaStream, cartoonist Eli Valley weighs in with his own take.
After coming under fire for her decision to represent SodaStream, Scarlett Johansson has jumped to the Israeli company’s defense.
Oxfam has distanced itself from Scarlett Johansson over the Hollywood superstar’s decision to represent SodaStream, the Israeli company that operates in the occupied West Bank.
If one wants to do battle with, say, hunger, why not contribute directly to Oxfam rather than create a Jewish response to hunger? Leonard Fein has an answer.
Imagine sitting down to an intimate community dinner with a smattering of neighbors and fellow city dwellers. The host directs you to a buffet table of simple spaghetti and offers you a can of soda. Perhaps you think nothing of the no-frills meal you’re about to enjoy, until you notice that your neighbor Jill, who works in finance, and is seated at the small table next to you, receives a steaming, full plate piled with lean meat, mashed potatoes, and vegetables and a healthful sparkling drink. Meanwhile the family of four that lives down the street, and whose head of household you know has recently been laid off from her job at the post office, has been ushered to a third table in the corner and is being served only small portions of white bread and water.