Slamming Netanyahu, Israel Hayom journalist withdraws candidacy for Israel Prize

The controversy surrounding the Israel Prize continued on Tuesday as Dan Margalit announced he was withdrawing his candidacy for the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism award.

Margalit, a renowned journalist who writes for Israel Hayom, announced the decision via his Twitter account and levied criticism against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meddling in the prize.

“Netanyahu’s blatant intervention in the Israel Prize was halted, and I think the judges and the candidates had to restore it to its former glory, but they refused and the prize remains contaminated,” he wrote.


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