News Brief 2/11/2013, Adar 1, 5773
Spanish Author Accepts Israeli Award, Rebuffs Boycott Calls
Acclaimed Spanish writer Antonio Munoz Molina said he is honored to accept the prestigious Israeli literary award at this year’s Jerusalem International Book Fair, despite calls from anti-Israel activists to boycott the Jewish state.
“I have absolute respect for Israel and people in Israel who are critical of their own country,” said Molina.
“The worth of a prize depends on the people who have received it before you,” he told reporters. “I would like to be as good as many of them.”