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  • Gunter Grass, Nobel Prize-winning author who served in Nazis’ Waffen-SS, dies

    April 13, 2015 | 9:31 am

    Gunter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning German author who admitted in 2006 that he had served in the Nazis’ notorious Waffen-SS, has died.

    Grass died Monday in a hospital in the northern German city of Leubeck. He was 87.

    Grass wrote more than 30 plays and novels, as well as...

  • German poet Gunther Grass slams Israel in second poem

    October 1, 2012 | 9:26 am

    Gunter Grass, Germany's Nobel Prize-winning author, has published another poem criticizing Israeli policy.

    The poem also praises Mordechai Vanunu, who served 18 years in prison after being convicted in 1988 of treason and espionage for leaking Israel's nuclear secrets to the...

  • Gunter Grass told to stay away from Polish synagogue

    June 28, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Gunter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning poet banned from entering Israel, is being asked not to visit the Gdansk synagogue.

    Grass, 85, will arrive on Friday in the Polish city of his birth to open an exhibition of his paintings.

    “We wish to Gunter Grass very fruitful and pleasant...

  • April 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 22, 2012 | 4:36 am

    The Gulf and the Arab Spring

    Mohamed Al-Rumaihi of The Majalla magazine examines why the uprisings ‎in the Arab world have not spread to the Gulf states.

    ‎ There have been major differences between the radically-changed Arab regimes and the Gulf States. ‎In the Gulf,...

  • Gunter Grass: Israel’s response to poem akin to dictatorship

    April 11, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    German literary giant Gunter Grass said Israel’s decision to bar him entry following publication of his controversial poem resembles the behavior of a dictatorship.

    Writing in the German Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Grass said the decision puts Israel in the company of Communist-ruled East...

  • Netanayahu blasts Gunter Grass poem

    April 6, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted a German poet who wrote that Israel is a threat to world peace.

    In a statement, Netanyahu condemned German Nobel laureate Gunter Grass for his “shameful moral equivalence,” the Times of Israel reported.

    “Gunter Grass’s shamelful...

  • April 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 5, 2012 | 3:28 am

    Egypt’s Muddy Waters

    The Muslim Brotherhood decision to name a candidate for the Egyptian presidency throws an already wobbly transition process into further disarray, writes Nathan J. Brown of the National Interest.

    Assuming al-Shater’s candidacy and the balloting move forward,...

  • German author Grass says Israel endangers world peace

    April 4, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    Nobel Prize-winning German writer Guenter Grass has attacked Israel as a threat to world peace and said it must not be allowed to launch military strikes against Iran, in a poem that led one German newspaper to brand him “the eternal anti-Semite.”

    Grass, 84, a seasoned campaigner...

  • I’ve never had real heroes

    By Gina Nahai

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If you grew up as I did, on more than one continent and surrounded by people of different faiths, you know what I mean when I say I've never had real heroes: For every truth in one place, I've encountered doubt in another; for every icon in one culture, I've met iconoclasts in...
  • Gunter Grass Admits to SS Past

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Gunter Grass Admits to SS Past

    Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass' admission that he was an SS member has drawn both rage and defenses of the writer.

    While some say the revelation devalues his life's work, others are showing more understanding for the pressures faced by the...