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Gunter Grass Lashes Out Again Israel, Yet Again
Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/12 | Rachel Hershfeld

Posted on 04/12/2012 7:36:20 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

Gunter Grass has criticized Israel's decision to ban him from entering the country, comparing it to actions taken by the former communist East Germany and Myanmar.

"I have been prohibited entry to acountry three times," Gunter wrote, referring to similar cases that have occurred with the ex-German Democratic Republic (GDR) and a 1986 attempt to travel to Myanmar, a pre-released copy of Thursday's Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

In his statement entitled "Then as today- my response to latest decisions," which was published in the same newspaper that debuted his controversial poem, Gunter writes, "In both cases the usual practice in dictatorships was carried out."

Referring to Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai's decision banning Grass from entering Israel over his recent poem which accused Israel of being the largest threat to peace in the Middle East Grass stated, "Now it is the interior minister of a democracy, of the state of Israel, who is punishing me with a refusal of entry and whose grounds for the imposed compulsory measure - according to the tone – recalls the verdict of Minister Mielke."

Grass was referring to Erich Mielke who was head of the Stasi secret police in East Germany, which he also noted, no longer exists.

"But as a nuclear power of unchecked extent, the Israeli government sees itself as high-handed and until now is not open to exhortation," he said.

Grass had prided himself on being the 'moral compass' of the German people, pressing them to deal with the crimes of their past. In 2006, however, he admitted that he had been a member of Hitler's notorious Waffen SS, a late revelation....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guntergras; midget; steelhat; tindrum
East Germany no longer exists? It was forcibly depopulated to make piece with West Germany? Czechoslovakia dropped The Bomb on all its major cities? Poland invaded and overran it?

So, Gunter. Write any good books lately, or have you just been looking for a tin drum to bang on until you grow up? Anyway, come to Israel, why don't you? We'll have your trial for taking part in genocide in the same room we tried Eichman.

1 posted on 04/12/2012 7:36:29 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

So Israel barred a former SS member from entry. Oh, the humanity.

Why wouldn’t those ruthless Israelis welcome a high level nazi with open arms? And a scaffold.

2 posted on 04/12/2012 7:49:46 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Eleutheria5

He’s a very bad guy. That much real guilt can warp a person, for sure.

3 posted on 04/12/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: muir_redwoods

Well, let’s be fair. We don’t know his actual war record, and if he participated in the “final solution”. He might have only helped destroy a few peasant villages that partisans were operating near, or tortured a few suspected saboteurs. But shall we investigate? Perhaps my next trip to the US should include a stopover in Berlin or Bonn in the company of a fluent speaker of German?

4 posted on 04/12/2012 7:56:25 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

voice of reason, yes, he may only be a common mass murderer, not a genocidal one.

5 posted on 04/12/2012 8:17:16 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Eleutheria5

Israel should just casually let slip that they regard Grass in the same light as the unrepentant Nazi, film director Leni Riefenstahl. They might sneeringly add that “in both cases”, the highlights of their lives came during those times.

6 posted on 04/12/2012 8:34:40 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: Eleutheria5

Herr Grass is apparently trying to prove that in German the consonants “Gr” are silent.

7 posted on 04/12/2012 9:44:21 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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8 posted on 04/13/2012 5:15:56 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Eleutheria5
Let him enter the country and spend some fun days in Sderot, him outside when the sirens go off. Then escort him to a nice grassy field for a walk about that says in Hebrew," Danger, Mine Field." I've a feeling he'd confess a few feet in if not exploded. I do not have the translation of "mine." Had to use an online translator, oh well. Possibly?

הסכנה שלי שדה

9 posted on 04/13/2012 8:52:34 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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