Gunter Grass: opinion and the always-above-the-fray Israelis - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Sea Captain
    • 08.04.12 | 09:04 (IDT)

    The criticism of Grass personally, without considering the merits of his arguments, proves what he wrote is indeed closer to true than it is to false. The entire point of this poem is to shed light on the fact that Germans, Americans, you name it, run the risk of being called an anti-Semite if they criticize Israel. Jews would rather the world stay out of their policies except when they need the strong arm of an "ally" to assist them. I for one hope that this poem is the beginning of the end of the automatic and dogmatic denunciation and prejudicial humiliation a person risks when talking constructively about the policies of Israel.

    from the article: The moral blindness of Gunter Grass
    First published 02:16 06.04.12 | Last updated 02:16 06.04.12
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