“What must be said,” that Israel plans to use its “atomic power” to “extinguish the Iranian people.”
These are the words of former Nazi-officer Gunter Grass. He is a former Nobel laureate.
Interior Minister Eli Yishai declared German writer Gunter Grass persona non grata on Sunday, following the publication of a poem by Grass declaring Israel a danger to world peace.
Grass, a former Waffen-SS member and Nobel laureate, wrote in his poem “What Must Be Said,” that Israel plans to use its “atomic power” to “extinguish the Iranian people.” Following an uproar that included a statement against the poem by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Grass responded that his criticism is of Netanyahu, and not Israel as a state.
According to Yishai, the German writer is “promoting the idea he was a partner to when he wore the SS uniform.”
In past years, Günter Grass has repeatedly cast the…
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