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Netanayahu blasts Gunter Grass poem
April 6, 2012
(JTA) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted a German poet who wrote that Israel is a threat to world peace.
In a statement, Netanyahu condemned German Nobel laureate Gunter Grass for his "shameful moral equivalence," the Times of Israel reported.
"Gunter Grass's shamelful moral equivalence between Israel and Iran, a regime that denies the Holocaust and threatens to annihilate Israel, says little about Israel and much about Mr. Grass," Netanyahu said.
Grass, 84 and the winnter of the 1999 Nobel Prize in literature, published a poem Wednesday in which we writes that Israel is "endangering world peace" and criticizes the German government for its support of the Jewish state.
In 2006, Grass acknowledged that he had served in a division of the Waffen-SS.
On Thursday, Grass responded to criticism of his poem, telling a German television station that his critics had not bothered to look at the poem and were interested only in a campaign to ruin his reputation.
In July 2006 Benjamin Netanyahu attended a conference at the Menachim Begin Heritage Centre along with many former members of the Irgun terrorist group to celebrate the worst terrorist atrocity ever committed in the Middle east i.e. the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1946. I think his hero-worship of Jewish terrorists whilst condemning Arab terrorists says much about Mr Netanyahu.
Despite an apparent calm, the American Jewish community is at war. It had declared war on everybody and every organization daring to criticize Israel, no matter how justified this criticism is.
US Jews are not at war with anyone. Islam however is at war :
with Christians in apartheid Pakistan, in Iraq, in Gaza, in Bethlehem, in Nigeria, the Philippines
with Buddhists in Thailand
with Russians in Chechnya
with the Chinese in SE China
Muslims flee their own tyrannies in apartheid Pakistan and north Africa and settle in France, the UK and the Infidel USA and then claim to be 'disenfranchised ans alienated' and need to exorcise their frustrations by blowing up our buses and trains.
Islam seems to have a problem with the entire non-Moslem world. not US Jews you racist little Islamist scumbag.
SO Top Cat thinks he knows better than anyone else. Sooner or later uber zio fascists like yourself will have to face up the the fact that current Israeli polices are unsustainable. Faking a war with Iran is just a ploy, a side show.
SO Top Cat thinks he knows better than anyone else. Sooner or later uber zio fascists like yourself will have to face up the the fact that current Israeli polices are unsustainable. Faking a war with Iran is just a ploy a side show.
It is not difficult to see why Israel has become the most hated state in the world. The idea that we should take lessons from Netanyahu about morals and the holocaust is laughable. Indeed Netanyahu has cheapened the holocaust memory. Netanyahu has no morals and it says much about a society which can regularly elect terrorist monsters.
I think Islamist scum are the most hated species on the planet not liberal democratic Israel.
Which planet are you living on. Israel is by far the most hated country in the world; which is why it is only the Zio Jews who continue to peddle propaganda on behalf of Israel. Liberal state, in your dreams.
Pano you inbred Islamist , Israel enjoys mass support in every liberal democracy from the USA, Canada, Australia, holland, France, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic to India, Nigeria, Ghana, all of non-Moslem Christian Africa and indeed most of the free non-Moslem world. Most liberal democracies are now doing all they can to stop Moslem immigration into the free world and like France are beginning to kick out Islamist imam scum?
So who is hated and who is loved?
If Israel is such a wonderful country, I have to ask why are you still living here. Why too are so many Israelis desparate to leave the country. Why do over 70% of the population hold dual natiionality. WHy have some 200,00 Israelis gone back to live in Germany because they cannot stand living in Israel.
How unsurpring to find Arminius and the usual Islamist fanatics now praising Gunter Gras! I suspect that what they really admire about Gras was his distinguished service in the Waffen SS. There is of course little to distinguish islamism from Nazism.
No what we admire about Grass is his ability to think outside the box, something which clearly eludes your miniscule brain
Even less surprising to find a moronic response from Colleridge The Uberzionist. Grass (note the spelling) was conscripted into the Waffen-SS and served as a tank soldier for less than a year in the 10 SS Pz Division "Frundsberg". Grass came clean about his war years but never claimed that his career in uniform was distinguished. Only a pea brain could think Grass a Nazi because of his wartime service just as only bigots can equate an ancient religion with a political ideology which disappeared from the mainstream nearly 70 years ago.
Aminius try stoning some of your grotesque women to death. You obviously need to relax. Just do what comes naturally to you.
Here! Here! We need you Arminius to put these Zionist trolls in their place. thankfully they are a dwindling species.
There is little to distinguish Zionism from Nazism, both are predicated on the notion of the supremacy of one race.
If there's one race of people certainly not supreme it's the women-stoning, Gay-hanging, suicide-bombing, honour-killing, inbred Islamist scum.
I see the Zio trolls are up to their usual tricks, falsely using other people's names to post malicious comments. Coleridge, you are the main culprit and it is not the first time you have used such tactics. Smack of desperation to me. That is what Daniel Levy said of the Zio fanatics who will do anything to stifle free and open debate.
Günter Grass has dared to mention the elephant in the room as regards Iran's so-called nuclear ambitions, namely Israel's substantial and unregulated nuclear arsenal. Whilst some Holocaust survivors in Israel struggle in poverty in their old age, Israel continues to milk Germany as it has done since the Bundesrepublik was founded. What prompted Grass to speak out against Israel's nuclear arsenal was the delivery of German submarines to the IDF, some at the expense of the German taxpayer (Germans complain long and loud about bailing out Greece but it takes an 84 year old novelist to question the sanity of providing submarines to a nuclear armed state with an extremist government to provide them with a second strike capability).
What Grass can expect now is a campaign of vilification against him on a personal and professional level. The Zionist jackals have already started to imply that he was deeply involved with the Nazi regime when he was anything but. I have been critical of Grass in the past but made a valid point about the hypocracy of the West when it comes to the Middle East.
Arminius you don't understand the meaning of the word hypocracy. Your islamafascust regime in Tehran is supporting its ally Assad to butcher hundreds of Sunni women and kids each day and all you MPAC trolls can do is talk about Israel. I suppose if you don't give a toss about Sunni Moslems being butchered by Syria - there really is no reason for any non-mosle to give a toss about Moslems.
Like a Zionazi gives a toss about what happens to Syrians. I fully understand the meaning of the word hypocracy and Colleridge as well as his fellow Zionists reek of it.
Hooray for Arminius who tells it like it is.
typical Islamist response! Arminius is unconcerned that his own Islamist regime in Tehran is providing its Syrian ally the means by which to butcher its own Moslem citizenry. Arminius and other MPAC. trolls are unconcerned of the massacres inflicted by Moslems against Moslems in Libya, the Sudan, Egypt and elsewhere. Arminius couldn't give a monkeys that in islamofascist Iran any dissent by Moslems is ruthlessly extinguished. Arminius couldn't give a hoot that Moslems are suicide-bombing each others mosques and funeral processions in apartheid Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan.
But what really bugs Arminius and his Islamist friends is the existence of liberal-democratic Israel.
"Mr Netanyahu, reflecting widespread outrage in Israel, launched a withering broadside against the author's character, claiming that his views stemmed from the year he spent in the Waffen-SS during the Second World War.
"For six decades Mr Grass hid the fact that he had been a member of the Waffen SS," Mr Netanyahu said. "So for him to cast the one and only Jewish state as the greatest threat to world peace and to oppose giving Israel the means to defend itself is perhaps not surprising".
Israel on Sunday barred German author Günter Grass from entering the Jewish state, citing a poem in which he accuses Israel of plotting Iran's annihilation and threatening world peace.
"Interior Minister Eli Yishai declared Günter Grass persona non grata in Israel," a statement from Yishai's office said.
"Günter's poem is an attempt to fan the flames of hate against the state of Israel and the Israeli people," it quoted Yishai as saying.
.....and so it begins.....lies, smears, vilification......
Need to mention the role of GIYUS and other front Zionist lobby organisations who will stop at nothing to close down debate on Israel. Intimidation, deceit, personal insults are all part of the strategy.
The next Israeli elections are scheduled for 2013 and it is then that we will see if the Israeli people are interested in peace. A vote for Likud and various extremist parties in Netanyahu's coalition is a vote for war and chaos.
Maybe Arminius can enlighten us as to when the next free elections are due in any Moslem/Arab/ Islamist state!
Not that it is relevant but I believe the next elections in Lebanon are scheduled for 2013 unless they are delayed by another Israeli attack.
Sadly there are no free elections in any Moslem state so it will not be possible to gage whether Moslems seek peace with Jews or just continue to believe that Jews must be killed as ordained in the racist Koran. Funnily enough, there's no freedom of expression, no freedom to dissent, no independent judiciary or a free press in any Moslem state. Isn't it strange how Islamist fanatics in the UK are completely untroubled by the absence of any freedoms inflicted on Moslems by Moslem states?
Talking your usual bull. Which planet are you on when you think Israel is a democratic state. You won't find many people on this page who believe you. Must be hard being the only one who believes in Israel
Sadly elections in Israel are not free and fair. Israel is controlled by a militarist cabal of right wing nutjobs. The Israeli elite have no interest in peace with the Palestinians and continue to believe that Palestinians must be killed and expelled from the land. The idea of there being an independent judiciary and free press is laughable. The peace lobby has effectively been silenced and stands no chance of being elected. It is surprising that Jews throughout the world are untroubled by the deeply flawed political system in Israel
How is it that Israel grants refuge to Jewish businessman who have committed crimes abroad.
Why do each and every Moslem state refuse to effect the international arrest warrant issued against Bashir the butcher of Sudan who murdered 400,000 Black,men women and children simply because they were black? Instead of arresting him and handing him over for trial at the ICC, Moslem states fete him and treat him as a hero.
Is there something in Islam that encourages its adherents to treat mass murderes like royalty?
'Obama signaled Khamenei that U.S. could accept civilian nuclear program in Iran'
Washington Post's David Ignatius says U.S. president passed a message to Iran, through Turkish PM Erdogan, that he could agree to a civilian nuclear program if Tehran proved it was not building a nuclear bomb.http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/obama-signaled-khamenei-that-u-s-could-accept-civilian-nuclear-program-in-iran-1.423057
Jewish Setback in Berkeley
On Divestment from Israel, Apartheid Week and Jewish Organizations Weakness
The Unbearable Slowness of War
Certain wars are slow. So slow, that the result of their single battles are reported with intervals of years between them. So slow, that if not actively searching for them, these result would probably pass unperceived.
Despite an apparent calm, the American Jewish community is at war. It had declared war on everybody and every organization daring to criticize Israel, no matter how justified this criticism is. Cite the Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, which was written by a Jew and defines Israel as a terror organization in article 1690 and others, and you are automatically defined as an anti-Semite, despite the report having been overwhelmingly approved by the UN General Assembly on October 16, 2009. That despite the report being backed by a more terrifying document issued with the cooperation of the IDF itself, the Beit Oranim Transcript (Hebrew). Now, the American Jewish community is beginning a struggle inwards, against those of its members daring to oppose the Zionist state.
The perpetrators of such hideous crimes – the denouncing of Zionist crimes - may be sued and harassed by Jewish organizations, who do not care about the Israeli violence recognized by Israel itself. These days, we saw one of these battles being won by the free and the good, and the rearrangement of the Zionist forces to strike back in a nearfuture.
Gunter Grass Addresses
Israel Nuclear Threat
By Stephen Lendman
Günter Grass launches poetry attack on Israel
German Nobel literature laureate Günter Grass says Israel is a threat to world peace in his poem What Must Be Said
Günter Grass and changing German attitudes towards Israel
The poet hopes his latest work, What Must Be Said, will prompt others to break their silence on Israel's nuclear weapons
On the subject of Israel, we must also raise the question of the signficant aid that Israel receives from the EU and the US. Without such aid, Israel would cease to function and could certainly not afford to perpetuate its ugly policies in the West Bank and Gaza. Who is going to stand up and say enough is enough.
You've written a lot on Israeli receipt of aid. Why do you not mention the billions the PA has received?
Per capita Foreign Assistance 2009
Palestinian Authority $725.00*
Central African Republic $53.00
Democratic Republic Congo $34.60
Simple, the PA averages around 600 million dollars per annum compared to the 3.5 billion dollars that Israel receives. WHat are you a lackey for Israel
America invests in Israel's defense industry because it is a strategic ally just like Western Europe after WW2 or south Korea.
The Moslem world including apartheid Pakistan receives food handouts from the west because Islamist societies are too bone idle and stupid to generate an economy that can feed their miserable people. That's why Moslems flee Islamic regimes for the hated infidel west and then when they get here claim to be 'disenfranchise and alienated' and just have to blow up our tubes and buses to vent their frustrations or they are indoctrinated by the islamofascists at MPAC to write pathetic anti-Israel comments on the NS.
Try and avoid accusations of 'lackey' or puppet and the like when people put forward views that differ from your own. It helps to keep the discourse on a civilised footing.
When you post information that is clearly false, you derserve to be exposed for the lackey that you are. Stick to the truth and you can expect civility in return.
I Said "You've written a lot on Israeli receipt of aid. Why do you not mention the billions the PA has received? " Have you not mentioned aid to Israel - was that bit false? The next bit was a question so not false information. You dispute the facts that follow?
Sorry Arminius if posters don't support your Hamas line. How much does Hamas pay you by the way? Or do you get some cash kicked your way by MPAC?
You see, we can all accuse each other of being lackeys.
It is clear you hold a torch for Israel. Cheap insults abotu Hamas show where your prejudices lie. I wonder how much AIPAC or one of the other Jewish lobby groups is paying you to write this craptrap. I would go one step further and argue that when Israle goes cap in hand ot the US that it is denying Aid to countries in Africa where people are in greater need. In my eyes that makes Israele actions immoral. In additon to being a lackey you are deluded.
One wonders: When are the Jews, within and without the liberal democratic independent nation-state of the Jewish people are going to hears voices of peace coming from the Muslim and Arab world by simply stating: Israel is here by right - historic, ethical and legal - and we accept its right to be, to exist as the nation-state of the Jewish people...??!!
Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.