Salman Rushdie: Gunter Gras travel ban is infantile

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 10, 2012 15:34

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Author Salman Rushdie on Tuesday denounced a travel ban imposed on German writer Gunter Grass by Israel as infantile. Rushdie, who had a contract put on his life by Iran for penning the book The Satanic Verses, wrote on his Twitter feed that it is "OK to dislike [or] even be disgusted by [Gunter Grass's] poem, but to ban him is infantile pique."

"The answer to words must always be other words," he added.

In response to a poem slamming Israel's stance toward Iran published by Grass earlier this month, Interior Minister Eli Yishai this week declared the German Nobel Prize laureate persona non grata in the Jewish state.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 12, 2018
Air sirens sound in Kerem Shalom after Hamas fires from Gaza

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF