Minister Wants Nobel Prize Withdrawn Furious Israel Bars Günter Grass for Critical Poem

Israel declared Günter Grass "persona non grata" on Sunday for calling the country a threat to world peace.  Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai went further, saying the author should have his Nobel Prize withdrawn. Politicians in Germany, though critical of Grass, say the ban on visiting Israel is exaggerated.
Günter Grass (2010 photo)

Günter Grass (2010 photo)

Foto: Maurizio Gambarini/ picture alliance / dpa
cro -- with wire reports
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