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April 22, 2012 11:38 am

Netanyahu Defends Decision to Bar Grass, Says He Went Too Far

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German Writer Gunter Grass. Photo: wiki commons.

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.”

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