By Lydia Richardson On January 30, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Splits From Oxfam Over SodaStream, West Bank Disagreement

The actress has worked with the charity since 2007

Scarlett Johansson has her role as a ambassador for global charity Oxfam, due to conflict over her upcoming advertising campaign with SodaStream.

The 'Her' actress is no longer affiliated with the humanitarian group after she was criticised for supporting the company, SodaStream in an advert that will first appear during the Superbowl this weekend.

In a statement released by Scarlett's rep on Wednesday, the actress has parted ways with the philanthropic organisation following a "fundamental difference of opinion".

The statement read: "Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years,"

"She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam."

 Scarlett at the unveiling of her new campaign with SodaStream earlier this month (WENN)

Oxfam object to Scarlett's deal with SodaStream due to their large factory in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. This is a territory which was captured by Israel in 1967 but is still claimed by the Palestinians.

Last week, Johansson responded to the criticism herself as she said: "[I'm a] supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine."

However, at the time Oxfam were clearing dissatisfied noting: "considering the implications of her new statement and what it means for Ms. Johansson's role as an Oxfam global ambassador."

The 29-year-old actress has worked as a global ambassador for Oxfam since 2007. During that time she has traveled to Kenya, India and Sri Lanka to help highlight the impact of poverty and natural disasters.

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