Tuesday, April 17, 2012

News at Eleven (Back Page): So German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle

was prominent in the crowd calling [Günter] Grass out last week after he published a poem titled "It Must Be Said." "Why do I say only now . . . that the nuclear power Israel endangers an already fragile world peace?" the poet inquired of himself. "Because that must be said which may already be too late to say tomorrow." The intended reference was to Israel's threats to attack Tehran's nuclear facilities.

"Putting Israel and Iran on the same moral level is not ingenious but absurd," Westerwelle said.

from Global Spin: The Günter Grass Debacle: Blowback from Anti-Israel Poem Envelopes Both Sides
then Ynetnews: My response to Gunter Grass
then OpEdNews: Demonizing Gunter Grass
then The Daily Beast: Gunter Grass Is Vilified by Israeli Authors for a Poem Harshly Critical of Israel


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