Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Everyone trashes Bibi and that’s why he’s the greatest!

Anyone who knows anything about Judaism says: avoid war at all costs; unless there is a war that can prevent war. In wars always so many people die. War is the enemy.

Anyone who knows anything about the value of human life says: avoid war at all costs; unless there is a war that can prevent war. In wars always so many people die. War is the enemy.

But not so the self-declared ever self-important left in Israel and the self-declared ever so prominent right in Israel, the population under fire and the Israel army (8 links in this sentence). Netanyahu is lazy, a coward, stupid, weak and what-not, not to finish off the whole of Gaza.

There’s no shame in showing off emotional immaturity (anger and hatred win the day) and political blindness (we should occupy Gaza). Anything but trying to avoid and cutting off wars. If it was up to them, many of our children would die for their “enlightened” vision.

Meanwhile, Bibi is vilified by many countries and groups the world over as an extreme rightwing hawk. And not only by Nazi sympathizers and anti-Zionists (antisemites) who like to portray him dripping with blood.

There is no way to solve the Middle-East problems as long as anti-Semitism is rampant and unimpeded. But then the leader of Israel is blamed for it. As nonsensical as condemning him for the weather.

Meanwhile, King Bibi, as lovingly called by his supporters, has the wisdom and humanity to stand his ground. He’s right, of course.

And the people know, as the Sages in the Talmud already conceded. If they’re not prophets, they’re descendants of prophets.

Praise by everyone is worth nothing when you know that you’re wrong. But all criticism (or praise) in the world amount to nothing when you know that you’re doing the right thing.

One request: Can’t you sell Gaza off to Egypt? Everyone would profit but the terrorists. For 1 US Dollar (in up to ten interest-free installments). Say that you’ll consider agreeing to half the price if they throw in half of the Sinai desert (deserted grounds). Would that be too much to ask?

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust 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 vegan for 8 years now. * 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 lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo and Rav Zev Leff. * 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, 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, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others 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 quit 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 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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