For reasons of taking a break from blogging and temporary detachment from news sources, I have (thankfully) been unable to discuss the above. Thankfully, because Francis Sedgemore has succinctly and shortly (which I am usually unable to do) summarized the whole story.
- I too was unable to fall in love with Günter Grass the writer. It seems to me that the man is totally devoid of sense of humor, and I rather pity such people.
- The whole travel ban thingy was concocted by our Interior Minister Eli Yishai, a man who is grasping at straws for several (internal politics) reasons. Stupid of course. But lawful.