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Oscars 2016: Nominees urged to skip $55,000 Israel swag bag trip

Oscar-nominated celebrities were urged to skip a $55,000 (£39,500) trip to Israel offered as part of an awards gift bag. Two US- based groups campaigning for an end to Israels occupation of the Palestinian Territories made the plea in a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times that appeared five days before the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday. Feb 25, 2016