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    • Zeev, Haifa
    • 05.04.12 | 08:21 (IDT)

    I think we should heed the message of the punch line of his present poem (my translation): And indeed, I shall keep mum no more, because I'm tired of the hypocrisy of the West, And one should hope, That many shall break their silence, And challenge those that are causing The evident danger. And to demand that they give up the use of force! Likewise, to insist that unlimited and permanent control, Of Israeli nuclear potential, And Iranian nuclear plants, By an international authority, Be approved by the governments of both countries. Does this appear to be an unreasonable proposal?

    from the article: Gunter Grass' poem is more pathetic than anti-Semitic
    First published 04:19 05.04.12 | Last updated 04:19 05.04.12
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