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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Flogging the dead Two-State Solution again?

Let’s give Muslims living under Chamas or PA occupation a Ramadan gift

Israelis find it hard to laugh about the Two-State Solution still. It’s such an old joke. But abroad, many still see it as the gold standard for a righteous, prosperous, stable peace in the Middle East. For Israelis and PA terrorists alike, it’s proof that you would fail a 101 Middle-East Peace test. The Times of Israel even removed the pre-Trump blogger tag Two-State Solution.

Reportedly, Israel’s Vice Prime Minister in waiting (it’s complicated) is again talking with the Muslim-Palestinian terrorist-dictators who masquerade as caring leaders about this mirage of statehood, and I like it. I prefer that he tries to fool them than the Israeli public. Let him spend all his time abroad and dupe the whole world.

PA terrorists are his suitable discussion partners, despite their differences. He is a democratic leader and they reign by terror and pocket all money. But their talking style is the same. Misleading, misleading, misleading.

First of all, the whole report may be nonsense. It is broadcast by an outlet that more often tries to create rather than report news. Let’s have a look.

It says at the top of the report already that the Israeli minister “did not disclose the contents of the meeting.” His counterpart did. That makes the whole story already incredible. He can and does say whatever he wants.

Supposedly, he “reconfirmed the necessity of having a political horizon based on signed agreements and the resolutions of international legitimacy.” He then called for “stopping unilateral measures that obstruct the two-state solution.” Talking about flogging dead horses.

The game here is trying to find out who is fooling who. Is he trying to fool foreign observers, to deceive the Israeli public, to keep up the pretense he is talking peace while ruthlessly oppressing his subjects, or to distort what the Israeli minister said? We will never know, but likely all of the above.

Then we read that, in January, there was a similar meeting in old Israel. Then, the Israeli politician said he will “do as much as I can to convince my government partners to go for a diplomatic move.” The way to Hell is paved with good intentions. “I think that’s the correct thing, but I won’t do anything behind their backs, and I won’t do anything against their will.” That is a good sign he’s working behind their backs. Nothing new there.

“Everything is completely coordinated with both the prime minister and the defense minister and will continue to be fully coordinated. At the moment, the composition of the government does not allow us to go on a political move, I will continue to make an effort to convince them otherwise,” he allegedly said. And there we have the first open lie.

The small-majority government is not the problem. The difficulty lies in the Knesset. They’re done being taken for a ride. Land For Peace is as dead as peace is dead. So much land was given and we only got terror in return.

There were other recent meetings between the two leadership bodies. All hot air, fairytales, wishful thinking, and deceit. The tyrants are too shrewd and selfish and the democrats too naïve to get anywhere constructively.

The report has it that they try to coordinate a peaceful transfer of power for when Abbas, on a good day, drops dead. But, as long as Muslims in the West Bank do not have democracy and honestly elected democratic mayors to represent, benefit, lead, and govern them, nothing will change.

My heart bleeds for the average Palestinian who lives under the yoke of this PA dictatorship, in a lawless police State, without the right to a free press, free speech, free assembly, free and fair elections, any human rights, financial accountability or security, in poverty without dignity, and without anyone, nationally and internationally, caring about them.

I would like to have the Egyptian Army take control of Gaza and the PA-occupied West Bank, and German moderates come and teach and ready the public for deep democracy, and rejecting bloodshed and Antisemitism.

I mean, is that not what would make almost everyone happy?

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 1500 archived ones, go to the right-top corner of a Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". 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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. 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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. 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