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'A Well-Meaning, Educated Anti-Semite' - Günter Grass Slammed For Israel-Iran Poem

Op-Ed: The 84-year-old German Nobel laureate's new poem entitled "What Must Be Said" accuses Israel of plotting to destroy Iran, while acknowledging the risk of being dubbed anti-Semitic. Grass's long-hidden stint as a

Günter Grass during a book signing in 2010 (Christoph Müller-Girod)
Günter Grass during a book signing in 2010 (Christoph Müller-Girod)
Henryk M. Broder

BERLIN - Günter Grass has written a poem called "Was gesagt werden muss' (What Must Be Said) that was published Wednesday in Germany by the Süddeutsche Zeitung daily. It starts off like this:

"Why do I keep quiet, I've been holding back too long..."

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"Dottoré, I know you’re going to say I’m superstitious and strange, you always give rational answers ... but I have to ask you a question: Is it true that ever since our stadium was renamed after Maradona, Napoli doesn't win at home anymore?"

"So?"

"Could it be that Saint Paul, to whom the stadium was initially dedicated, got offended and is making us lose now?"

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