Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Dictionary of partial terms around the State of Israel

  • Abroad – There we are free to do as we please
  • According to the Bible – I’ll tell you how to read it and to obey me
  • Arab-Israelis – Only Muslims from Israel (Arab Jews ignored)
  • Arabs – Only Gentiles from the Middle East (Arab Nation ignored)
  • Antisemite – Someone who lies about Jews, not just someone with certain feelings and opinions
  • Antizionist – See: Antisemite
  • BDS – Burning Disgust, Spite
  • Being truthful among friends – Only others telling Israel what to do (Israel’s opinion on the state of Jews in other States ignored)
  • Critical of Israeli government – I’m superior to that PM Jewboy
  • Deny – I deny the truth and you have to respect my opinion
  • Economic aid – Only helping Muslims (Jewish refugees ignored)
  • End the Occupation – No more Jews in Palestine
  • Even-handed – Let’s equate the abuser and the abused
  • Everyone wants a better future – Let’s deny and ignore antisemitism
  • Equality – A principle I hold by but don’t want to live by
  • Fight Zionism – All Jews are Caucasian; Israel is annexed by the West because of WW II; Jews should be the only Nation without State
  • Frankly – I’ll manipulate you with my emotions
  • Freedom – No one tells me what to do
  • Freedom fighters – Terrorists
  • Free elections – Only murderers can stand for office
  • Gentiles – Should never be trusted
  • Honor – Murder your sister when she thinks for herself
  • I’m a friend of Israel – I think that Israel will do my bidding
  • I’m a Jew/Israeli myself – Which has never stopped me from hating myself and my fellow Jews and lying about them
  • I pray for you – I’m closer to G^d than you
  • I respect/love/don’t hate Israel/Jews/Arabs – I hate Israel/Jews/Arabs
  • Israelis – Only Jews from Palestine (Arab Israelis ignored)
  • It think that – I think the opposite of what I will say that I think
  • Jerusalem is international – Jerusalem is not from the Jews
  • Jews – Strange bad sly people who cause themselves to be hated
  • Judeo-Christian Tradition – Christians know best
  • Left-wing Israelis – Jews whose principles override their sense of reality
  • Love is the solution – Don’t bother me with the details
  • Nazis – Calling Israel Nazis to minimize the Nazi genocide on Jews
  • Negba – Palestinian Muslims banging their head against the wall for 120 years and blaming Jews for their headache
  • Moderate – For killing Jews but not raping them
  • Occupation – Liberated Jordan West Bank from Jordanian occupation
  • Older Brother – The Jews’ times and leadership are gone – we won
  • Palestinian People – Arab Muslims and Christians who migrated to Palestine when the Jews started rebuilding the Land
  • Palestinians – Only Muslims from Palestine (Jewish Palestinians ignored)
  • Peace Process – Western countries must rule the Jewish State
  • Religious principles – G^d needs us more than our fellow humans
  • Resistance – Terrorists
  • Racist – I can’t be a racist if I call the other side racists, can I?
  • Reasonable – Everything in antizionist Haaretz must be true
  • Rightfully they/we are angry – Their/our anger fits my hatred
  • Right-wing Israelis – Jews whose lessons from history override their sense of reality
  • Rothschild – Jews
  • Solidarity with Palestine – I hate Jews and you should too
  • Standing unconditionally with Israel – Betraying Israel in the UN
  • Suffering – USers assuming that life in Israel is as bad as in the US
  • The Truth – I’ll accuse them of anything bad that I think, do or say
  • The voters made a mistake not voting for me – Not me, of course
  • The window of opportunity is closing – It will never work
  • There is no short-term solution – There is no short-term solution
  • They’re just angry and desperate – I can’t deal with their anger
  • Three Abrahamic religions – Whatever is the Jews’, they must share
  • Two-State Solution – Creating a Muslim State on Israeli territory
  • We’ll liberate all of Palestine – we’ll kill all Jews because we hate them
  • We promise – Most people will believe whatever we say
  • We’re angry – We are the true victims and you must believe us and help us and hate them
About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, previously a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. He doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and educations contribute to his visions. * This year, he will prioritize getting his unpublished books published rather than just blog posts. Next year, he hopes to focus on activism against human extinction. To find less-recent posts on a subject XXX among his over 1400 archived ones, go to the right-top corner of a Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". One can find a second, wilder blog, to which one may subscribe, here: or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * Like most of his readers, he believes in being friendly, respectful, and loyal. However, if you think those are his absolute top priorities, you might end up disappointed. His first loyalty is to the truth. He will try to stay within the limits of democratic and Jewish law, but he won't lie to support opinions or people when don't deserve that. (Yet, we all make honest mistakes, which is just fine and does not justify losing support.) He admits that he sometimes exaggerates 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. * Sometimes he's misunderstood because his wide and diverse field of vision seldomly fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what some love about him. He has written a lot about Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (including basic statistics), Politics (Israel, the US, and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight reality), 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), the Climate Crisis, Ecology and Veganism, Affairs from the news, or the Torah Portion of the Week, or new insights that suddenly befell him. * Chronologically, his most influential teachers 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. This short list doesn't mean to disrespect others who taught him a lot or a little. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, and disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. He aims to bring a fresh perspective rather than harp on the obvious and familiar. When he can, he loves to write encyclopedic overviews. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds should be disputed. In short, his main political positions are among others: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, anti those who abuse democratic liberties, anti the fake ME peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, pro-Science, pro-Free Will, anti-blaming-the-victim, and for down-to-earth, classical optimism, and happiness. Read his blog on how he attempts to bridge any tensions between those ideas or fields. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (, born in 1953 to his parents who were Dutch-Jewish Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork. He grew up a humble listener. It took him decades to become a speaker too, and decades more to admit to being a genius. But his humility was his to keep. And so was his honesty. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. He hopes to bring new things and not just preach to the choir. * He holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam) – is half a doctor. He practices Re-evaluation Co-counseling since 1977, is not an official teacher anymore, and became a friendly, powerful therapist. He became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years, he was active in hasbara to the Dutch-speaking public. 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 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. 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 an original peek outside of your cultural bubble. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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