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

Hebrew U professor accuses Israel of killing for money – two blood libels in one

Sadly, it is nothing new when Jews are accused of murdering non-Jewish kids or of being the biggest robbers. But a new low is reached when a state-paid professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem travels the world to tell it a combination of both libels.

Like there are bad carpenters and poorly working typists, there are incapable professors too. But not in this case. The lady is highly respected, well-connected and very productive. And she will travel to Amsterdam to deliver her lecture.

She’s an enemy of peace and not even a friend of Arab Palestinians because she is an enemy of Jews. Playing Jews and Arab Palestinians against each other is, unfortunately, an old game already by those who want the fight to continue. But it’s mostly played by Jew haters in distant countries who don’t care about Arabs inside or outside of Palestine. But here we are dealing with a native Israeli, born in tolerant Haifa.

She knows all the right jargon – don’t worry. She will speak for the “Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace” that rejects normalization with Israel (so much for peace), Gate48 – critical Israelis in the Netherlands and Palestine Link – An Organization of Palestinians in the Netherlands.

The Dutch chapter of FFIPP, the “Educational Network for Human Rights in Palestine/Israel” shows parts of the two mosques on the Temple Mount and no part of the Wailing Wall to make clear to everyone whose rights they really deal with.

However, to demand that the professor is stopped smells of racism. Why would a Hebrew U professor not be allowed to say in a local lecture what an Israeli newspaper (Haaretz) is allowed to broadcast every day with impunity? Israeli anti-Zionist Jews are allowed to promote anti-Semitism on a daily bases the world over but when an Israeli Arab professor promotes Jews’ hatred in one tiny lecture, she shouldn’t?

Of course, I’m talking in irony. The lecture should be forbidden – but won’t be. Luckily, the neighborhood where the lecture will be held lost most of its Jews 70 years ago. They won’t turn in their graves either – they were gassed and cremated. They made up 50% of that neighborhood.

Good-old anti-Semitism has not disappeared from the Netherlands. And most of the Dutch have still not begun to learn how to resist it.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors 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), Oppression and Liberation (of 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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