If you have read the Talkbacks of the biggest German newspapers over the past few days, you couldn't help but notice a tremendous discrepancy between the (overwhelmingly) anti-Grass opinions expressed by the German commentators and political establishment on one hand, and the (overwhelmingly, and in many cases very, very upset) pro-Grass contributions made by the average German citizens. The sheer arrogance and disregard expressed by the German "elites" towards the views of their own citizens, is a very, very dangerous development, and should give the Jewish community (not only in Germany) reason to worry. The true anti-Semites in Germany and around the world, must have a big smile on their faces today, but it's DEFINITELY not Günther Grass, who is to blame for it....
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from the article: Germany official: Israel’s reaction to Grass' criticism 'exaggerated'