Palestinians are urging Oscar nominees to decline a government-sponsored trip to Israel. Tourism ministry spokeswoman Lydia Weitzman said Israel is offering free 10-day luxury holidays to 26 stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon.
Tourism minister Yariv Levin said on Sunday “their visit will have enormous resonance among millions of fans”.
Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti said Israel is fighting “its increasing international isolation through bribes”, rather than by changing its policies. Read more