Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Biden is already breaking one of his two campaign global foreign policy promises

Left-wing USers need to call tough-talking Biden to order

His first promise was that he would stop the Tromp approach of cuddling dictators and rebuffing the allies. That he’s doing.

But his second promise was that he would not, as Trump, go to verbal or actual war with nations. Rather, he would use traditional diplomacy and seek international partnership to reign in wicked regimes. So not.

  • He’s called Russia’s Putin a murderer.
  • And now, his Secretary of State goes into a live confrontation on camera with China (after he says he wants diplomacy).

The rationale for this tough talk is no doubt “We’re saying the truth.” But that’s not how you do diplomacy.

(Talking about what is reasonable and reality on camera with a bloody dictatorship like China is just too naive to believe. What was he thinking?)

We know that Trump just winged it. But this is no better.

Putin is no dummy. He knows that Biden lost the dispute already when he opened his mouth maligning his Russian counterpart. So, the nationalist dictators would like a live TV debate to build on this slip and increase his international prestige by humiliating Biden further.

Left-wing USers need to speak up against this amateurish and misplaced macho direction the American Administration is taking.

I’m afraid we need to remember this when the US restarts lecturing Israel what to do for peace. Could they even be more clueless than Trump? And we thought he set a record that wouldn’t be broken in a long time.

And, now we’re at it, since when is a remark by Donald Trump jr. worthy of a headline in the Times of Israel? And then such a bigoted remark. If he would have called a woman stupid they wouldn’t have empowered the bigotry by multiplying it throughout the world, but they do when he says that a trip by an older man means neurological problems and dementia?

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (, born in 1953 to two Dutch 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 strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * 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, lehavdil bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff, and Rav Meir Lubin. * 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 (statistics), 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, LGBTQIA, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Sometimes he's misunderstood because he has such a wide vision that never fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what many 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 quite 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 500th blog post with the ToI. If you're a native English speaker and wonder why you should read from people whose English is only their second language, consider the advantage of having a peek outside of your cultural bubble. * To find his earlier blog posts on a certain subject XXX, among his over 1200 ones, go to the right-top corner of the Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". His second daily active less tame blog, to which one may subscribe, one may find here: or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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