Skip the Trip – new campaign action

In the face of growing BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) campaigns in support of freedom, justice, and equality, Israel is offering actors, actresses, and directors nominated for an Academy Award this year a $55,000 all-expenses paid trip to Israel as part of its ongoing efforts to hide its violations of Palestinian rights.

The information below is from the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

 

Sign the petition to tell nominees to not take a free trip to Israel at the expense of Palestinians!

 

Getting celebrities to come to Israel is part of a “Brand Israel” strategy to improve Israel’s image abroad to counter worldwide outrage over its oppression of Palestinians. Israeli tourism minister Yariv Levin explained: “These are the most senior people in the film industry in Hollywood and leading opinion-formers who we are interested in hosting. Their visit will have enormous resonance among millions of fans and followers, including social media.”

 

This trip offering comes in the midst of the #OscarsSoWhite scandal with only white actors and actresses nominated in the top four categories for the second year in a row.

 

See below for actions to take to support the campaign.  

 

Sign the Petition 

Urge the nominees to stand on the right side of history and refuse this cynical attempt to enlist them in putting a pretty face on Israel’s regime of oppression.

Watch “Thanks, Oscar”

Video made by Apartheid Adventures.

Join the Twitter Storm! 

Sample tweets and more!

Memes to Share! 

Post these images on your social media networks using #SkiptheTrip.

 

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