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Palestinian American group shuns L.A. Women's March over Scarlett Johansson's ties to Israeli company

Palestinian American group shuns L.A. Women's March over Scarlett Johansson's ties to Israeli company

Actress Scarlett Johansson, who is expected to be one of the featured speakers at Saturday’s Women’s March L.A., is the subject of a separate demonstration.

The Palestinian American Women’s Assn. (PAWA) announced on its Facebook page that it was withdrawing from the march in downtown L.A. because of Johannson’s participation.

The group is critical of Johannson’s role as a former spokeswoman for SodaStream International, a company that produces seltzer-making machines in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

The company was the target of a boycott movement of products made on land seized by Israel in the 1967 Middle East War and claimed by Palestinians for a future...

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