Photo Gallery: Augstein Debates Anti-Semitism Accusations
01/16/2013
Augstein disagreed. "I'm saying that democratic Israel is an occupying power...
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Augstein disagreed. "I'm saying that democratic Israel is an occupying power and it oppresses the Palestinians," he told Graumann. "Netanyahu's settlement policy has been condemned by the United Nations as a violation of international law. You, Mr. Graumann, are trying to divert attention from this, and Germany's politicians are treating the issue with kid gloves. We should call injustice by its name."