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German Nobel Laureate Günter Grass Banned From Israel Over Poem

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Günter Grass (Photo: Hans Weingartz/Wiki Commons)

Israel has barred German author Günter Grass from entering the country.

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The move is in response to a poem by Grass that accuses Israel of being a threat to world peace and compares Israel's nuclear potential to Iran's.

The poem was published in a German newspaper last week.

It ignited controversy in both Germany and Israel.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev.