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Pages: 89— By: Stefan Alkier. Pages: — By: Markus Wriedt. By: Silke Leonhard. By: Christopher P. By: Peter Meyer. Two months ago, the industry publication Defence Industry Daily reported how Christian Schmidt, Germany's secretary-of-state for defence, had signed a contract with Israel to supply a sixth Dolphin-class submarine, with the German taxpayer chipping in a huge subsidy.
The submarines have 10 bow torpedo tubes, four of which can launch larger cruise missiles. Rumour has it that Israel has tested a nuclear-capable version of its medium-range Popeye Turbo cruise missile from these tubes. And I continue to do so! But then, in a twist that seemed to come straight from a Dickens novel, Grass revealed in that he had been drafted into the Nazi Waffen SS in his youth, a fact which has deeply undermined his moral and political authority. Were he a character in a novel, Grass might be labeled an unreliable narrator, yet is this not too harsh a verdict?
Is being conscripted into the Waffen SS an inexpiable crime? It happened to renowned scholars like John Mearsheimer and Steven Walt for publishing a well-documented and supported audit of Israel's manipulation of US foreign policy through their domestic proxy lobby. Richard Goldstone was so chastised, shunned, and punished by his own community for reporting his findings that Israel had committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza that he utterly discredited himself as a jurist by retracting his well-reasoned legal conclusions, which were nonetheless upheld by all his colleagues and by the international legal community.
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Among many abuses, they called him a capo and a self-hating Jew and he was prevented from attending his grandson's bar mitzvah. Those labels too have been hurled at intellectuals like Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky -- the latter actually banned by Israel from entering the West Bank to speak at Bir Zeit University. The list is too long for one article, but it stretches the full breadth of international thinkers, artists, intellectuals, clergy, moral authorities, and political figures.
Nor should anyone marvel at the fact that this poem has created a political earthquake. Matthews Passion. Es geht in dem Gedicht nicht um das Judentum, sondern um die aggressive israelische Politik. Das zum Ausdruck zu bringen, war Grass wichtig. Georg gefahren worden. Because of a poem condemning Israel's stockpiling of nuclear weapons, Israel has banned Nobel Laureate Gunter Grass from visiting it, declaring him persona non grata. The row brought to the fore the moral controversy of whether Germans, who failed to stop the Nazi Holocaust, have the right to criticise Israeli policies.
Demonstrators, some supporting Grass and others supporting Israel, marched in Berlin's streets after the travel ban.http://clublavoute.ca/cilam-alcolea-del-ro.php
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A moral watershed has been reached, one in which the prominent writer had to take sides. With his recent poem, Gunter Grass broke the implicit taboo -- so carefully internalised by German thinkers and decision- makers -- on criticising Israel. It is a taboo that has silenced German writers and politicians for years. Passover break or not, the story spun into a series of follow ups and analysis and opinion pieces, as well as a few unflattering caricatures.
We know the problems and the solution, now we require the implementation. This assertion consequently allows for continuous reproduction of the memory of the Holocaust in the daily discourse, at least for the sake of comparison, thereby rendering it as an ever-present reality. Implicit in this theory are two other ideas — since the sorrow of the Jews is eternal, you cannot but accept them as victims in perpetuity, forever vulnerable to the primeval forces lurking in us.
From it springs the second idea: victims can never become assailants, not even the state that presides over the homeland of Jews — Israel. Comments by any Western intellectual claiming, as did Grass, that it is Israel, not Iran, which is a threat to world peace would have evoked criticism and condemnation. The fact that they were made by a German raises the decibel level dramatically. And the fact that they were made by an individual who for decades concealed that he volunteered to serve in the Waffen SS, the German killing machine of Jews during World War II, brings the reaction to still another level.
Georg hospital in the port city of Hamburg told AFP, without giving details. Grass, 84, who recently provoked a heated international debate after lambasting Israel in a poem, was admitted following heart problems, a hospital spokesman said Monday confirming a report by the mass-circulation Bild. Never before has a modern day German citizen dared to write those 45 lines, awakening the souls of those good Israelis that will approve of the words once they read them. The writers association said it would ask International PEN, a worldwide body of writers, to "publicly distance itself from Grass' remarks and to come out against all expressions of delegitimization against Israel and the Jewish people.
He merely points out what anyone who studies the Middle East knows: that Israel is trying to bounce the United States into war with Iran by wildly exaggerating Iran's alleged "existential" threat to Israel, regardless of the cataclysmic consequences. Israel has nuclear weapons; Iran does not.
Iran has not seriously threatened Israel: even rhetorically, the textual evidence of any real menace to Israel from Ahmadinejad is overinterpreted and exaggerated. Also, according to Gunter Grass, the danger is that Israel will annihilate the Iranian people and that of course, is complete nonsense because we are not talking about a nuclear attack on Iran, we are talking about measures at most, measure that might prevent the Iranians from manufacturing an atomic bomb.
So I really think that it is a pathetic poem, but it is in no way antisemitic. What I resented was that the Israeli embassy in Berlin immediately described this poem and in fact Gunter Grass himself as an anti-Semite and then prime minister Netanyahu said the same, and our foreign minister said the same…and they are trying to outdo each other. But he also sees that if he does not speak out now — history might repeat itself -i. And as he said in an interview — if you hit a nuclear power station with a rocket you create a nuclear disaster too.
So this poem is is about personal responsibility. History might repeat itself — in a new disguise. He also hopes for proper international controls of nuclear facilities and weapons in the region in the interest of all. Gunter Grass has been admitted to a hospital suffering from heart problems. It is not a song about politics but about what the people want in these times of world war fears, disinformation and big trading of weapons.
It is not a song about politics but about what the people want in these times of world war fears, disinformation and big trading of weapons: The people want peace, unity, freedom, jobs, education and security for themselves and their children. Embodied in the concept of Free Speech is the right to counter-speech. No-one has the last word, and no-one has the right to have their opinions — or their poetry — go uncriticised.
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Political Correctness is a form of counter-speech. One aspect of counter-speech I enjoy is when critics respond like-for-like. Have any been posted online? In Britain or the United States, poets opine and some of the people may listen - and then usually they move on. The chattering class might chatter a little louder, but the great sweep of politics is rarely changed.
But in Germany, artists are taken very seriously and few more than Guenter Grass. It is not just his Nobel Prize, but the way his novels reflected Germany's Nazi past with brutal clarity. They were like mirrors that revealed the true face to those brave enough to look at themselves. And if we want to take a little poetic license, an Israeli attack could expand in all sorts of directions with all sorts of weaponry and indeed lead to the erasure of the Iranian people, as well as the Israeli people and other people, too.
Still, taken literally, that phrase is misleading. A Poem? It was triggered by Germany's sale of a nuclear submarine to Israel. While the poem generated a wave of vilification against the author from fanatic friends of Israel, there were also some sober and objective critics who advised readers to 'listen to the condemnation', for the poem does contain things that must be said, that can and should be said. He comes out strongly against current Israeli policy, endangering world peace particularly with its variously expressed desire to annihilate the Iranian people.
German peace activists lost no time to voice support for Grass who has been barred from entering Israel over the passionate 'poem' which accuses the superlatively belligerent, Jewish state of plotting Iran's annihilation. Israel 'could wipe' out the 'Iranian people' with a 'first strike'. Iran has always maintained its programmes are for peace purposes. On the occasion of the annual Army Day parade, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed to respond with force to any threats to its territorial integrity. But he also said, loud and clear, that Iran would prefer to cooperate with its Arab neighbours to maintain security in the Gulf.
What would the rulers in the region prefer? Unless their western patrons cast them aside after all the juicy pulp of the mango has been sucked clean, so to say the chances of cooperation to let Iran lead in the Middle East, are very, very dim indeed. But Ahmadinejad is resolute about what should be done in the face of Netanyahu's threats. Interestingly, Grass thinks the Iranian people are 'enslaved and coerced into continual jubilation by a loud-mouthed leader.
What if the latter is the same dog that invariably gets wagged by the tail as has been proved in so many instances over the past decades? A letter in the Guardian newspaper of the UK puts it simply" Anyone who studies the Middle East knows that Israel is trying to bounce the United States into war by wildly exaggerating Iran's alleged 'existential' threat to Israel, regardless of the cataclysmic consequences.
Why do our commentators fall such easy prey to the machinations of the Israeli state and its supports, and denigrate a great and wise writer who, after all, is only trying to give us due warning of a disaster in the making? Another prominent German, Sigmar Gabriel, chairman of the Social Democratic Party, wrote just a few weeks before Grass's poem that there is an apartheid regime in Hebron. He too had to face angry responses.
Another great author Jose de Sousa Saramego, who visited the occupied territories under Israel compared to what was going on there to Auschwitz! They have learned nothing from the suffering of their parents and their grandparents,' writes Saramago. Die wiederum hat dem greisen Grass Einreiseverbot erteilt, obwohl Israel angeblich eine Demokratie und Meinungsfreiheit ein Bestandteil dieser ist.
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