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April 11, 2012 4:20 pm

Gunter Grass: Israel Decision to Ban Me is Like Communist Eastern Europe

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German Writer Gunter Grass. Photo: wiki commons.

Haaretz/AP – Gunter Grass said Wednesday that Israel’s decision to bar him from visiting the country following his critical reminded him of similar steps that dictatorial governments have taken against him.

The German literature Nobel laureate said in a reaction piece published by German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung that he has previously only been barred from entering a nation by then Communist-ruled East Germany and the military junta in Myanmar about 25 years ago.

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