The Coen brothers visit Israel

By BENJAMIN SPIER
May 16, 2011 17:17

While accepting Dan David prize, the Jewish filmmakers say their mother was born here before the state was established.






Famous Jewish filmmakers Ethan and Joel Coen are in Israel for a few days to accept the Dan David prize at Tel Aviv University.




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The Coen brothers said that it is their first time visiting the country.




The Coen brothers will be participating in a symposium at Tel Aviv University later this week as part of the events related to the award. They said that political controversy did not stop them from coming to Israel, a country to which they admitted to knowing little about.



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