The World From Berlin 'Israel's Government Has Reacted Absurdly'

German politicians across the spectrum are criticizing Israel's travel ban on author Günter Grass after the publication of his controversial poem. Editorialists condemn the decision, and some are alarmed over what the development could mean for traditionally close ties between the two nations.
At a traditional Easter Monday peace march in Germany, some protesters carried signs reading: "Günter Grass is right!"

At a traditional Easter Monday peace march in Germany, some protesters carried signs reading: "Günter Grass is right!"

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-- Daryl Lindsey
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