An Israeli human rights group disliked by the government has welcomed the donation of prize money from the Man Booker International Prize won by David Grossman.
The Israeli writer won the prize on Wednesday for his novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar, along with his US translator Jessica Cohen, with the two splitting the £50,000 ($84,000) award. Cohen said she would donate “half of the award money” to B’Tselem, which campaigns against the occupation of Palestinian territories. Grossman, the first Israeli to win the prize, is a member of the NGO’s public council but told army radio he was wary of being a representative of any particular cause.
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