What a nonsense by Ari Shavit, what a weird interpretation. He is suggesting things that Grass never said an not likely thinks. This article is not really worth discussing in detail. Why not focus on what Grass said? This may be worth to talk about? There might be a reason many are stirred.
Israeli forces demolish illegal houses, power infrastructure in Palestinian village Aqaba (Haaretz)
from the article: Gunter Grass and the mute left