Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Dutch leading Antisemites’ fatal tactical mistake

For years, the Netherlands is home to an anti-Zionistic body of prominent (ex-) politicians and other opinion leaders. They just launched a fresh attack. The good news is that they committed a giant strategic blunder.

These supposedly respectable Dutch(wo)men always stated that they were not anti-Jewish or even anti-Israel, only pro-Palestinian. Of course, they were for a peace process for both Peoples. Not that any normal Jew believed them. (The group nonstop boasts that some of their friends are [antisemitic] Jews.) But now, they blew their cover sans any outside help.

The initiator of this vicious group, now its honorary chair, was decorated by ‘President’ Machmud Abbas, dictator, terrorist in chief, and suppressor of human rights of the Palestinian Authority. That should say enough.

The new assault this infamous Dutch group now launched was as sneaky as it was ill-prepared. They must have gloated so much about their vile plot and chutzpah that they went sloppy on implementation (Proverbs 16:18).

The Plot

A fairly new law in the Netherlands obligates public bodies and the like to full transparency. When asked, within one (if it’s hard two) months, they must provide all documents and records on any subject, whether asked by organizations, politicians, or a regular citizen. If not, they can be sued.

So, this ‘neutral’ body had an evil plan. They asked the 14 individual Dutch universities and places of higher learning to send it any record of contact with Israel, Israeli institutes of higher learning, any Israeli industry, the Israeli weapon manufacturers, and, now it comes, any Jewish organization, and the worst, groups and individuals fighting Jew-hatred, like the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, the Dutch State Antisemitism Monitor, and the Anti-Defamation League!

Here you have it, the full proof that they’re against Jews and nothing else. Any eight-year-old can tell these entities have in common being pro-Jews.

This puts the Yellow Star on any contact with any Jew in the last 10 years. Too many in the Netherlands remember these stars without much joy.

It’s unclear if this move merely intended to prepare for an academic boycott of Israel, or that they also saw here an opportunity to prove their antisemitic prejudice of an international ‘Israel lobby,’ ruling the world, and enabling and maintaining Israel’s ‘genocide on the Palestinians.’ Or, maybe even to bully academic Jews ‘who intimidate Israel critics.’

The Defeat

Luckily, this Dutch law on transparency has a safeguard against frauds and loonies. A request must make sense, have credibility, or merit. You can’t expect answers when you want to know every time any civil servant mentioned Micky Mouse in the past decade. In other words, these colleges can just boycott this request. Let them waste their money and sue.

Unfortunately, these academies are understaffed. So, initially, some just passed on this bigoted request to their departments. But, after the scandal broke, they’re now all advised not to comply. No doubt, there it will end. And Dutch coalition politicians directly asked the government to halt this.

So, there’s no new threat. The only good name that got smirched was their own. And best of all, oopsie, these bigots finally showed their true colors.

These highly experienced liars (all leading Antisemites are major con artists) had no trouble coming up with a 1648-word ‘defense.’ They were the real victims here! How so? They’re the victims of a slander campaign! And they are heroes because they did what students critical of Israel were afraid to do. And now you see that their fears were justified! As all selective haters, they claim democratic rights to help upend equality.

Always think what’s the opposite of what liars say. Because they glorify their own courage, perhaps that means that, all along, they really were too scared to move. Suddenly, they saw a chance and jumped on the Amnesty International bandwagon to operate in the shadow of its fresh abuse of Israel, widely recognized as antisemitic, except by local bands of terrorists.

BTW: Their main rebuttal is: “How mean, to accuse people of being Antisemites!” But, of course, that’s only cruel if it’s untrue.

And, what shows being hasty tripped them up? They mentioned less than half of the Israeli places of higher learning listed on the Dutch Wikipedia.

NB: After the clear revelation of the group’s anti-Jewish stance, none of the ‘decent’ board and advisory council members have resigned. None.

About the Author
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