Coen Brothers: Boycotting Israel Is a Mistake

By Haaretz Service

Published May 15, 2011.

While on a visit to Israel to collect a million-dollar award from Tel Aviv University, American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen said that they did not believe that boycotting Israel would solve political problems.

The production-direction team responsible for a string of successful Hollywood dramas in the last two decades, from “The Big Lebowski” to “Miller’s Crossing,” came to the country to receive the Dan David prize for their creative contribution to filmmaking.

The Dan David prize committee called the duo a unique example in cinematic history for their abilities to tell a simple story in a complex manner.


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