The Coen brothers visit Israel

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

May 16, 2011 17:17

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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