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Oscars recognises Palestine for first time

Oscar-nominated film has Palestine listed as its country of origin for the first time in Academy Awards' history.

Last updated: 02 Mar 2014 22:35
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Hollywood is preparing to host the 86th Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Los Angeles. 

For the first time in the academy's history, a Palestinian-funded movie has been nominated in the foreign film category with 'Palestine' as the country of origin.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.


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