The Coen brothers visit Israel

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.

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.