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In a Rush to Die

Author Salman Rushdie just got that much more satanic.

Shirking off accusations in many Muslim countries that he is a ‘Mossad agent’, India-born controversial author Salman Rushdie has said that he plans to visit Israel in the coming year.

“May be finally I will be able to collect the payments from Mossad for all my work,” Rushdie jokingly told Israeli Hebrew daily ‘Yediot Ahronoth’ in an interview.

“David Grossman and Amos Oz (Israeli authors) are my friends and have always tried to convince me to visit Israel. My life is already a nightmare with schedules as I have to split my time with Mumbai, New York and London but I very much want to visit Israel,” the author, winner of ‘Booker of Booker prize’, told the daily.

Rushdie’s book ‘Shalimar the Clown’ has been translated into Hebrew and is selling like hotcakes in Israel.

“We sell several copies of the book everyday at our branch. It seems to be specially popular among youngsters who have travelled to India,” a bookseller at the book chain, Tsomet Sfarim, told PTI.

The India born novelist said that he loves the writings of several Israeli authors.

“I think Grossma is a wonderful author and I also enjoyed a few books of A B Yeshohua,” Rushdie said.

Pointing out emerging Israeli author Edgar Keret, he said that he finds him ‘brilliant’ and different from others.

“He is the voice of the new generation,” he added.

I feel another fatwa coming on…

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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