Johansson has been with the charity since 2005 and has been one of its global ambassadors since 2007. During her tenure, she worked to highlight the impact of natural disasters and raise funds for the poverty-stricken.
Oxfam accepted the 29-year-old's resignation Thursday and thanked her for her "many contributions" despite finding her role with SodaStream "incompatible" with her role as an Oxfam global ambassador.
"Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream, that operate in settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support," said the statement from the organization, which is opposed to all trade from
Omar Barghouti, a leader of Palestinian activists for the the boycott, divestment and sanctions, told the AP Thursday that despite Johansson's decision to stay with SodaStream, "the biggest loser in this well publicized BDS campaign was SodaStream, which was exposed to the whole world as an occupation profiteer."
"To the best of my knowledge, we have not lost a single customer," he told AP. "If anything, it advances our awareness around the world, because people are talking about SodaStream."
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