Jerusalem Israeli drink makerSodaStreamInternational Ltd. said Wednesday it will close a West Bank factory that has been targeted by boycott activists and move the facility to a location inside Israel. SodaStreamrepresentative Nirit Hurwitz said that the decision to move the factory to Lehavim in Israel’s southern Negev region was for “purely commercial” reasons and was not connected to pressure from pro-Palestinian activists who had boycotted the company because of its location

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SodaStream to close West Bank factory targeted by boycott campaign

The entrance of the Israeli SodaStream factory in the Mishor Adumim industrial park is pictured January 30, 2014

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Israeli drink maker SodaStream International said Wednesday it will close a West Bank factory that has been targeted by boycott activists and move the facility to a location inside Israel. SodaStream representative Nirit Hurwitz said that the decision to move the factory to Lehavim in Israels southern Negev region was for purely commercial reasons and was not connected to pressure from pro-Palestinian activists who had boycotted the company because of its location. A pro-Palestinian boycott movement has targeted businesses that operate in the West Bank, saying they benefit from Israels occupation of the territory, which was captured in 1967 and is claimed by the Palestinians.

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SodaStream to move West Bank factory to Israel

Israeli drinks company Sodastream is to move a factory out of the West Bank amid calls from Palestinian activists for a boycott

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SILWAND, West Bank New Orleans car dealer Abdel Wahab Khalek got the call every parent fears the most on Friday afternoon: Dad, theres something going on, his daughter Brayan, 19, told him from Ramallah in the West Bank. Weve been trying to reach Orwah for the past 10, 15 minutes and he doesnt answer his phone.

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'He's a Kid': Dad of U.S. Teen Killed in West Bank Speaks

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You’d think that, as a company accused of fostering oppression for years, SodaStream would be a little more careful about the wording of its biggest-ever marketing campaign. But its new Super Bowl-ready, Scarlett Johansson-backed tagline, “Set the bubbles free,” has been all too easy for the company’s many ardent opponents to twist to their advantage: Set the bubbles free! Palestinians can wait. Through a combination of clever marketing (hello ScarJo) and the fact that its product actually works on a consistent basis, the SodaStream brand has effectively become the catchall term for soda-making machines as a whole.

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TIME Business food and drink SodaStream to Move Controversial West Bank Facility SodaStream unveils Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Global Brand Ambassador at the Gramercy Park Hotel on January 10, 2014 in New York City. Mike Coppola2014 Getty Images The company says the move does not come in response to a Palestinian activist-led boycott SodaStream announced Wednesday that it will move a controversial facility located in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.

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SodaStream Closing West Bank Factory Targeted by Boycotts in ScarJo Split

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