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grassfed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:18 PM
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'Sex and the City' star embroiled in West Bank controversy
Kristin Davis, who starred in the long-running HBO hit drama Sex and the City, is reportedly the subject of a controversy involving her association with an Israeli cosmetics company whose headquarters are situated in the West Bank.

According to a report in Thursday's New York Post, Davis - who portrayed the character Charlotte on the successful cable comedy - will no longer serve as a spokeswoman for Oxfam International because the human rights group objects to her endorsement deal with Ahava, a popular cosmetics firm that operates out of the Israeli settlement of Mitzpe Shalem.

Oxfam says Davis' arrangement with Ahava is problematic due to the fact that Mitzpe Shalem is "disputed" territory, according to the New York Post report.

"This has been a huge thing," a source told the Post. "Ahava has factories on disputed land. From Ahava's perspective, they are not doing anything wrong. From an Oxfam perspective, Ahava is a polarizing company and Kristin shouldn't be involved with it."

more http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1105771.html


Background by Code Pinks Nancy Kricorian:
Ahava promises Beauty Secrets from the Dead Sea. And wait until you hear those secrets!
Because Ahava is hiding the ugly truthits products actually come from stolen Palestinian natural resources in the Occupied Territory of the Palestinian West Bank, and are produced in the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem.
http://www.stolenbeauty.org/article.php?id=4951
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:24 PM
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1. Well, Charlotte would probably miss these little details...
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 06:25 PM by Ken Burch
:sarcasm:

If only Elizabeth Taylor had explained this to her.
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Lakrosse Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 05:42 AM
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2. you've got to be kidding me
When the Palestinians accept a peace deal, and stop terrorism and accept a Jewish state, then I'll be outraged.
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 08:38 AM
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3. Are you opposed to the settlements?
Edited on Mon Aug-10-09 08:42 AM by Violet_Crumble
Just curious to know what yr stance is on it, as all I've seen from yr posts in this forum has been nothing but blaming the Palestinians for everything. See, I'm not really sure why someone would respond to an OP about Israeli settlements in the West Bank with what you said..
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subsuelo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 09:29 PM
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4. yeah what's to be outraged about stealing land and resources from indigenous people
All the developed countries are doing it anyway (or have in the past) so what's the big deal, huh

:crazy:
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