Eagles patrolled high over the Sinai region on October 6 1973, crossing tense borders between Egypt, Israel and Syria. Despite the anxious whispers on all sides, the desert was calm for the most part of the morning. But at 1400hrs, a fleet of fighter jets tore through the clouds - 250 Egyptian aircraft pierced the skies of Israeli-occupied Sinai. Further north, Syria's Hafez al-Assad picks up the phone: "Badr, Badr, Badr," the voice says, the much-anticipated code name to lau
Someone over at the Israeli hasbara PR hub thought it would be a great idea to provide directors and actors shortlisted for this year's Oscars with a "swag bag".
Nothing too unusual, you may think. From shoes to skirts, belts to booze, celebs - and occasionally even humble journalists - get given all sorts of free stuff.
So what's in the Oscars swag bag? Is it a brand new iPad mini? Is it a self-branded USB stick with a matching pen? Is it a notepad and a calendar with im