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    Scarlett Johannson Tag

    She stood up to the BDS bullies. She likely will come under increasing attack and boycotts directed at her. She deserves our support. Someone started a Facebook support page called I support Scarlett Johannson against the haters.  It would be good to increase the number of "Likes" and for people to share the page. Brendan O'Neill at The Telegraph has a brilliant take on the situation, Three cheers for Scarlett Johansson's stand against the ugly, illiberal Boycott Israel movement:
    Ever since she was signed up as the face of SodaStream, Ms Johansson has had a tsunami of flak from campaigners who think that buying Israeli stuff, working with Israeli academics or attending Israeli theatre performances is the very worst thing a human being could ever do. You know the kind: they stand outside Marks & Spencer’s on Oxford Street warning all whom enter that this evil shop sells blood-stained products (ie, stuff made in Israel), and they screech and wail, these philistines for Palestine, when an Israeli violinist starts playing at the Proms. I mean, can you imagine it – a musician from Israel inside the Royal Albert Hall? *Shudder*. .... And then, brilliantly, totally stealing Oxfam’s puffed-up thunder, Ms Johansson’s people issued a statement saying: “Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years.” Sassy Actress 1, Self-Important Moaners About Israel 0....
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