Netanyahu Defends Decision to Bar Grass, Says He Went Too Far
Times of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended Israel’s decision to bar German writer Günter Grass from entering the country after the Nobel laureate published a poem accusing Israel of endangering world peace.
“I think what Grass says is an absolute outrage,” he said in an interview with the German daily Die Welt. “That it comes from a German Nobel laureate and not from a teenager in a Neo-Nazi party makes it all the more outrageous. And it demands a very strong response. I think what Grass said shows a collapse of moral clarity.”