This comes as two U.S.-based groups have taken out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times urging Oscar nominees to skip a trip to Israel, which is being offered as part of an awards gift bag. The gift bag is being handed out by a marketing company and is not affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Organizers say they are calling on Oscar-nominated directors and actors to skip the 10-day free trip because of Israel’s continued occupation of Palestinian territories. The trip is partially funded by the Israeli government.
Activists Urge Oscar Nominees to Reject Free Trip to Israel
HeadlineFeb 25, 2016