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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Different types bother the Jewish state

Don’t lump them all together as hardcore antisemites

Let’s make a list from worst to least bad.

  1. Supremacists

These can be Nazis, Neo-Nazis, White supremacists, religious Übermenschen, and billionaires seeing themselves as superior people.

  1. Antisemites

They specifically hate Jews, and feeding and expressing that hatred is one of their important pastimes.

  1. Anti-Zionists

This is a subsection of 2. but some of them are not aware of that. They may pretend to be friends of ‘the Palestinians’ (though they do nothing to help them get human rights in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordon, or Egypt). Some of them are religious or political fanatics. Everyone is entitled to national independence but the Jews. They subscribe to the racist BDS. They think that prejudices against Jews/Israel validate their position.

  1. Equators

They equate Jews and all other Peoples or Israel and all other States. They feel fare and don’t notice the anti-Jewish aggression that lies in their false equivalence. (Of course, Jews are not superior to Gentiles, but they have a higher responsibility, and denying that is denigrating them.) They may propose to treat Israel’s Jews and Muslims (‘Palestinians’) evenhandedly as if Jews lie and support murder and terrorism as much as others.

  1. Frauds

They love the Jews so much. They would like to have us for breakfast, lunch, and (the last) supper. True friends don’t use us. They’re humbler.

  1. Neutrals

Often (Orthodox) Jews who are not Zionists. They could worry more when what they say makes them sound like as people from the above groups.

  1. Followers

They are often moderate citizens (but they can be leaders of nations) innocently following one or more of the above philosophies. They can be good friends of Jews and unaware of hostility implicit in their thoughts. They are easily good, naïve, and can be the most dangerous. They often give the marginal real haters the majority and political leadership they lack. Their ‘solution’ is to remove poverty from Jew-hating populations, empowering them, while that will not undo baseless, century-old hatred.

At the end of the day, antagonistic Jews in the above list have something very important in common with the greatest Zionists and deepest religious Jews. We all care deeply. The seed for Jewish unity is right there. When we are united, no enemy can hurt or disturb us.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, an almost daily blog contributor to the Times of Israel, and previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. He's proud that his analytical short comments are removed both from left-wing and right-wing news sites. * 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 about what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and education contribute to his visions. * To find less-recent posts on subject XXX among his over 1600 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: https://mmvanzuiden.wordpress.com/. * Like most of his readers, he believes in being friendly, respectful, and loyal. Yet, 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 who don't deserve that. 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), 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. * 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. * 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. 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, anti-elitism, anti-bigotry and supremacy, for Zionism, Intersectionality, and 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. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), born in 1953 to 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. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. * 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, empowering therapist. He became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids non-violently. 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 being a strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. He lives with his library in Jerusalem. Feel free to contact him. * His writing has been made possible by a (second-generation) Holocaust survivors' allowance 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.
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