Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Arab Palestinian Eco-terrorism

In the Middle East and especially in Israel everything is upside-down. The underdog is the villain, the Left-wingers are the millionaires and the generals are pacifists. It’s crazy.

Eco-terrorism normally means: fighters for the environment  being unlawful trying to force (alleged) polluters. But with Arab Palestinian eco-terrorism I mean: using pollution as a weapon.

To be fair, ecology is a Western concept (after the West ruined the environment world-wide) and traditional pollution in the Arab world is not the same thing as capitalism-driven destruction of the environment.

Some nomads of the Middle East used to behave like swarms of grasshoppers, every time depleting their resting place and then move on. Traditional local houses used to have walls around them and anything outside of them didn’t interest the inhabitants. Against the backdrop of such a history, not every disregard of the surroundings in the Middle East can be called an aware attack on them.

Anyhow, the threat of the junta in Gaza to pump sewage into the Mediterranean no doubt is terrorism against the ecosystem.

I’m not saying that it’s not understandable. They hate the Jews and Zionists. Why should they care about anything that doesn’t help them in their fight against them? The sea and the countries around it have not joined their jihad against the Jewish State. And it definitely does not care about its own starving population. It doesn’t even care about life, as we can see in their propaganda glorifying dying a martyr over living a normal life. So, I understand them; which is not the same approving.

Wonder if the UN and Greenpeace this time will condemn them for their murderous threat? Na. They will blame Israel and the PA.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo and Rav Zev Leff. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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