Apr 8, 2012

Passover Libel

German Nobel Literature Laureate and former SS officer Gunter Grass, has been banned from Israel, not that he wants to go there anyway. In a new poem published last week , he wrote "the nuclear power Israel is endangering an already fragile world peace." Israel and world Jewry no longer suffer this sort of distortion well. "The Germans will never forgive the Jews for Auschwitz." The sentence is attributed to Israeli psychoanalyst Zvi Rex. He believes that Germans are filled with pathological guilt and shame about the Holocaust, and turn Israel " into a punching bag to purge their guilt complexes. " Grass believes that Israel is a threat to Iran, and Germany could be a “supplier to a crime” in connection with it's decision to supply Israel with a sixth Super Dolphin-class submarine. Emmanuel Nahshon, deputy chief of mission for the Israeli Embassy in Germany, said, “what must be said is that it belongs to the European tradition to accuse the Jews of ritual murder before the Passover celebration.”

3 comments:

ironpigpen said...

Herr Grass ist sehr peinlich, auf meiner Meinung ... Mr. Grass is very embarrassing, in my opinion.

Writing a commentary for BILD AM SONNTAG which appears today, the Federal Foreign Minister GUIDO WESTERWELLE has rejected Grass's criticism of Israel over its nuclear conflict with Iran ... "To put Iran and Israel on an equal moral level is not witty, but absurd."

"ISRAEL UND IRAN AUF EINE GLEICHE MORALISCHE STUFE ZU STELLEN IST ABSURD" --- 04/08/12

http://www.bild.de/politik/inland/guido-westerwalle/anti-israel-gedicht-aussen-minister-antwortet-guenter-grass-23537798.bild.html

ironpigpen said...

"A SICKENING POEM - EIN EKELHAFTES GEDICHT"

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/reich-ranicki-greift-gunter-grass-an-ein-ekelhaftes-gedicht-1.1327842

This response to Gunter Grass appeared Saturday in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

The author, MARCEL REICH-RANICKI is a famous and very influential figure in modern German literature and is often referred to as the "Pope of Literature" in Germany.

ironpigpen said...

Not to stray off topic, but, perhaps, it should be pointed out that these people passing out "prestigous" NOBEL LAUREATES certainly pick some interesting characters for whatever reasons :

YASSIR ARAFAT
GUNTER GRASS
AL GORE
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

What a winning line-up ...