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Activists Urge Oscar Nominees to Reject Free Trip to Israel

HeadlineFeb 25, 2016
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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.

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