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

Hatred and German, French or Dutch dual citizenship for Israelis

Dual citizenship may still be possible even for countries that in general do not support such constructions, for instance regarding children with mixed background parents and other complicated situation. However, here I want to focus on countries generally welcoming dual citizenship (or not) – besides those that allow for exceptional cases.

The special friendship that exists between modern Germany and Israel makes it logical and should make it possible that all Israelis who want so could have German and Israeli citizenships (and vice versa) at the same time. The plea comes from a left-wing party! Over 33,000 Israelis have taken German citizenship since 2000.

At the same time, the forerunner in the French precedential elections pleads to undo dual citizenship. This as a way eventually to get rid of people who originate from Arab countries. This is a right-wing plea – do you see a pattern there? Le Pen: No more dual nationalities for Israelis, Americans, other non-Europeans. This is very clear to this FRENCH MP TO LE PEN: ISRAEL IS ‘LIFE INSURANCE’ FOR JEWS, WE WON’T RENOUNCE CITIZENSHIP.

Not entirely different from the reason why the Dutch do not allow dual citizenship is their dislike of incorporating too many Arabs. And no parliamentarian yet has spoken of a special love for the Jews, at least to allow for them to keep their Dutch passports next to their Israeli ones.

One person who runs in the upcoming national elections for an anti-Zionist party in The Netherlands wants dual citizenship for all nationalities with the Dutch, which would not specifically or purposely also profit Dutch with Arab roots or with Jewish roots or vice versa. It is to be seen if he can turn around enough of his future colleagues eventually. Dual nationality and the Dutch elections: candidate Eelco Keij from D66 explains.

While US and UK Jews in Israel enjoy dual citizenships, many Europeans Jews don’t. However, it seems obvious that being members of two nations can profit both states.

It seems that the main reason to block dual citizenship is supremacy nationalism, the dislike of and disdain for other nations compared to one’s own. Such an arrogance costs both states, but such is the nature of irrational hatred: it allows for acts that hurt every party involved.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), 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 vegan for 8 years now. 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 lehavdiel 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, 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. 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 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. To see other blog posts by him, a second blog - under construction - can be found by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture.
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