Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Europe reads Israel the riot act – again

The foundation of the Holocaust was not a lack of care or even hatred, but rather, a superiority complex. Jews were lower. And Europe needs to keep acting in a supremacist way so that it doesn’t need to face its moral failure.

Europeans (save any exceptions) are more refined, superior in morality, better at logic than Jews. No, they won’t call us Christ-killers anymore. Or Untermenschen. Or hateful. Or primitives. Not to our faces, at least.

But they will tell us what is proper conduct all the time. They check and comment on our every move as an abusive husband tries to control his battered wife; as colonialists try to dominated and rule ‘their’ colonies.

The Iran junta, never having made any secret of their genocidal plan with Israel, speeds up its race toward nuclear weapons and powerful countries try to reason with it. Without preconditions because that’s not nice.

Israel – allegedly – is ‘less reasonable.’ It continues to sabotage a nuclear breakout for a dictatorship determined at destroying the Jewish State. Europe is the first to object. We disturb the talks. And Iran’s tyrants say that now, we made them angry. (Before this, they planned to love us?)

How crazy will Europe get? The Iranians are not obligated to abide by agreements or stop or even slow down their race toward the bomb but Israel should halt its interference? I’m not the only one to denounce this.

Such unfair inequality is not demanded from any other country. That your enemy can build-up toward a war of destruction and you need to refrain from defending yourself. This unreasonableness toward Israel is per definition antisemitic (I didn’t make this up).

And — funny as it may sound — Israel is rather hated by Europe than destroyed by Iran. Of course, the junta will blame the ‘failure’ of the talks on Israel’s ‘aggression.’ And Europe will agree.

Not because Europe hates us. Not because they don’t care about us. But because they know better. Their supremacy reigns supreme still.

(That’s also why they lecture us incessantly on the West Bank, Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, racism, anything. We are their run-away inferior slaves who need to be told still what is proper and to obey them.)

For years, the West has defended its interference with Israel’s high-quality democracy and judiciary under the sorry excuse that it ‘disagrees with the right-wing government of Israel.’ But Centrist alternate PM and Minister of Defense Gantz also agrees that Iran must be stopped in any way possible.

Germany has exemplarily walked away from its wicked past. It shows the whole world that it is fantastic for self-worth and pride to admit moral failure and resolve to never act thus again. But that concerns hatred. Gentile supremacy is still controlling the brains of too many of its leaders.

Europe is not under attack (yet) and not fighting for its survival ever. Maybe it’s safe for them to try some humility vis-√†-vis the Jews? With that, will come an admission of past arrogance. That doesn’t taint them. The denial taints them. Abandoning evil ways glorifies you. They should try it.

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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