Absurd Travel Ban Günter Grass Has Aided Israel's Right Wing

With his controversial poem, Günter Grass has played right into the hands of the Israeli government and distracted attention from the real issues. An entry ban on the German author is absurd. The debate on his controversial views needs to take place on the culture pages of newspapers -- not in politics.
Von Moshe Zimmermann
Günter Grass in his studio in Behlendorf near Lübeck (April 5 photo).

Günter Grass in his studio in Behlendorf near Lübeck (April 5 photo).

Foto: Marcus Brandt/ dpa