The irrationality of this approach is that he speaks out condemning Israel but has never visited israel and never will. Is this today's German critical journalism?
Sherlock Holmes ,
2. The Germans will go back to what they do best..hating Jews
a truly pathetic loathsome people.
They will never ever redeem themselves to anyone.
They deserve to have the US Army stay there watching them till the end of time.
America didnt stay in Europe post WWII to watch the Soviets rather to watch the Germans.
However not to worry, the Russians will one day extract their price on the Germans.
That day will come.
When it coems the Germans will be ground into the ground.
3. ANT-SEMITISM AND GERMANY.
IF GERMANY WANTS TO BECOME A DECENT, CIVILISED COUNTRY, IT MUST STOP ANTI-SEMITISM, NATIONALISM, XENOPHOBIA AND HATRED AGAINST OTHER PEOPLES IN DER HEIMAT. NEVER AGAIN HOLOCAUST AND GERMAN ARROGANCE AND DOMINATION, MY PARENTS AND HISTORY HAS LEARNT ME. OF COURSE THERE ALSO ARE GOODWILLING PEOPLE IN GERMANY.
SJOERD VAN DER VELDE ,
HOORN NH, HOLLAND
4. Pathetic Little nazi's
Misery Loves Company!!!
5. Overall, Europe is a sewer. We should know what to expect.
The unpleasant truth is that, overall, Europe is a sewer which is sinking lower every day. Look at its history! We should all know what to expect from Europe.
6. blame Reagan and those who wanted to tear down their wall
that wall in Berlin should have stayed up for 1,000 years, for as long as they wanted their "Reich" to last
all those who wanted to tear down their wall are to blame for this, because they wanted to see Germany "rise" again
Oh, thank you for your warm words you have for us germans! (sarcasm)
Guess you're us american, so I don't even have to insult you -that is already the worst insult I can imagine ;)
8. Kudos, Mr Broder!
Moment of truth for Der Spiegel....Implode? Explode?
...or issue an apology to its readers?
Looks like Augstein is going to have trouble saving face and his ass at the same time.
9. do 2 make a whole nation?
Do we want to define the people in that country judging only from two persons?
Do the Israeli's wished to be judged by two people picked?
10. How dare they criticise Israel or mention jewish lobby ,...
We need more folks with balls like Grass and Augstein ,...
11. My view of the new world..
As a person who used to live in Germany and witnessed the US Armed Forces leave in great numbers.
I said back then that some Germans will show their true faces.
When the "Cat" (Americans) leaves the house the Nazi Rats dance on the table. Was I wrong?
Tony Maroni ,
12. NUMBER 2
You said - "However not to worry, the Russians will one day extract their price on the Germans. "
I think you overlook the fact that 3 million Red Army soldiers under Marshall Georgi Zhukov and Marshall Ivan Konien already did that ..Are you aware that the Soviet Red Army took Berlin ALONE ? The Soviet battle cry at Berlin was " 2 eyes for an eye "
Jor Harkins ,
13. Number 6
Its sad that Ron Reagan overlooked the fact that the Berlin wall and the barrier across all East and West Germany had nothing at all to do with the Soviet Union. That barrier and wall was a personal project of East German Chancellor Walter Ulbricht.. . Mr. Ulbrict saw it as job security and the wall was built by East German soldiers who also guarded it.
Dave Cannon ,
14. Nothing really surprising here. Augstein
is still in awe with Nazi ideology which definitely asks to exclude any possibility for the Jews to exist. He is so quick to volunteer against Israel that he may split open his head whilst hallucinating his rabid hate-filled filth. You managed to touch Der Spiegel and it surely went rotten. What a shame they allowed you to temper with notions you have no idea about. What a shame that you contribute to hatred against Jews and Germans alike. Shame on you !!!
15. I already wrote some "very nice" e-mails to
the Spiegel board...it's founder Augstein senior was also an enemy of Israel ...since decades !
16. In Germany, the muslims are pulling the strings.
The muslims determine what Germany will support, run their business, banks and control the Bundestadt. That is why so much high tech has found its way into Iran, North Korea and so many enemy countries. Why doesn't this Gunter Schmunter talk about that.
17. Historians have done a disservice to the Holocaust.
Winston Churchill had a soft-spot for Germany and Germans. It was evident in the aftermath of the second world war. In 1935, he told readers of the Strand, Germans constituted the "most industrious, tractable, fierce and martial race in the world."
But for a few courageous historians like Daniel Jonah Goldhagen (author of "Hitler's Willing Executioners"), many blame the Nazis for the systematic murder of six million Jews.
This is partially true. But it was also Germany. Germans did this.
18. Chris Rettenmoser #15
After I wrote what I did about Germany a few minutes back, it needs to be said, there were some outstanding Germans who fought Hitler and the Nazis at the risk of their lives. Many gave their lives. I think of the White Rose for example. Unfortunately anti-Semitism was rife in Germany on the whole and in many instances it still is and throughout Europe. I see a good deal of anti-Semitism, disguised as anti-Zionism here in the U.S.
19. To Van
Germany must stop its 'nationalism and xenophobia'
Living in the once great USA and watching ILLEGALS becoming the neo-owners, I disagree with you, 100%. And just what is wrong with someone that is patriotic and nationalistic?
The rest I agree with you, but countries are SUPPOSED to have borders, a people and patriotism.
20. All Antisemites deny being Antisemites
All Antisemites deny being Antisemites.
21. To: No. 10
Wait 'til you hear what they have to say about the Poles ....
Sarah B ,
U.S.A. / Israel
22. This is a minority, yet maddening
The majority of Germans are shameful of what was done during WWII and before. Being the cause of 50 Million people does not rest easy on most of this current generation. Some of my family have spent years there with the US military and attest to this. Just like in America we have a small and vocal group that hate everything. They don't speak for the majority.
23. # 15 Thank you, Chris
Thank you, Chris... good job.
Keren IL-BR ,
24. We heard the first advice from Guenter Grass...
Eventually, we may inquire, what would be his second advice, how to handle the irrational leaders of Iran?
Let Guenter Grass add another thought to his old poem?
25. Isabella #22, agree with you
As depressing as this article is, just yesterday on oneof the TV news shows they interviewed a young Christian German man who came to Israel to help holocaust survivors. I wish the decent people were as vocal as the haters. Seems it's always the haters who are opening their mouths and cramming both feet in.
26. #20 Not true
Many of those I've heard of and whose anti-Semitic remarks I've read were proud of being anti-Semites...
27. Neocons, Republicans, and the French Socialists
So President Hollande of France is now a NeoCon, Gun-running USA Republican, eh?
Small World, indeed. Welcome to the club, George W. Hollande, Sir!
Dallas, Texas USA
28. Dangerous mix of anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism
Considering Germans in general and German history in particular, I'm reminded of the old bromide: "People in glass houses.."
David Halterman ,
San Francisco CA
29. #16 Yosi
["The muslims determine what Germany will support, run their business, banks and control the Bundestadt."]
Wasn't that said about the Jews 70 years ago? Same nonsense today as it was in the past.
I hope your comment was meant ironic...
30. #2 Al
["They deserve to have the US Army stay there watching them till the end of time."]
When Germany refused to join the Iraq war a few years ago, the US *threatened* Germany that the will pull out their troops and move them to Poland.
In some areas of Germany, the US army is the most important employer. There would be an economic breakdown, if the US troops would go away - at least if the did it too fast.