German pianist Moritz Eggert wasn't a fan of Guenter Grass' song against Israel, but didn't like the scathing responses either. In a YouTube video he sings: 'Israel, I love you, but don't attack Iran'
Ynet Published: 04.13.12
Artistic interpretation to anti-Israel poem – Moritz Eggert, a 47-year-old German pianist and composer, posted on YouTube a song that he wrote in response to the controversial poem authored by Nobel literature laureate Guenter Grass, in which he says: "I love you Israel, but don’t attack Iran."
The original poem, which won Grass the status of a persona-non-grata in Israel, received an outpouring of responses inside Germany, some claiming that the author was targeted because of his Nazi past.
In an interview with New York Times, Eggert said that "Every time you speak out and say something that isn’t super politically correct, there is a 99 percent chance that you are regarded as right wing.”
According to the Munich-based poet, while he did not like Grass' poem, "It’s embarrassing the way the intellectuals try to paint him in the worst light possible.”
Grass also received a show of support on Facebook, with the launching of a new page called “Support Günter Grass — What Must Be Said."
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