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

Is Trump banking on an Arab Palestinian uprising — against the PA and Hamas?

Trump & Co seem to believe that the prospect of peace and prosperity is plenty to make the Arab Palestinian population instantaneously forget their century-old animosity against the Jews, their decades of indoctrination against Zionism and for seeking martyrdom and murder, and to precede in throwing off the PA and Hamas dictators. Is Trump right?

Well, poverty and a century of national humiliation didn’t do so. Decades of Israeli good will has only been interpreted as weakness and not kindness, it seems. What would make the US peace team so optimistic?

My answer is: they totally ignore Muslim Jew-hatred of centuries. Now the Christian world after Auschwitz had begun to embrace Jews; now the antisemitism of the fifties had disappeared from US public life, they falsely assumed that Jews will be liked everywhere.

Never mind that Israel still is a pariah in the UN. Never mind that most countries want to dictate Israel what to do as if Jews have no moral compass. Never mind that antisemitism is on the rise globally.

Trump and his friends are further so corrupt that they are willing to threaten human survival on the planet for a few easy quick bucks of climate change denial, a new arms race, and promotion of wars. So Trump must have thought that Arab Palestinians can be bought off too. Just give them a lot of money and all will be fine? Not so. Anti-Zionist is rooted in fanatical religious idealism-of-sorts. Religious hatred, just as all bullies, must be cornered and cannot be removed by pandering to the violent.

The Deal of the Century is up against a century of Zionism. The latter is rooted in reality, the former in wishful thinking. The Arab Palestinian leadership will not just call it contronymically sarcastically a [negligible] big deal of the century. They will label it as genocide, mass murder and they and their fellow hatemongers will call up to fresh violence. And the Arab Palestinian population will not resist their violent leaders — to their own prolonged detriment. Nothing new under the sun.

And Saudi Arabia could slightly support it because it is looking to regaining political legitimacy after it executed a Washington-based critic (though it won’t let Israelis visit). Have no illusions about the hostile population of Egypt and Jordan. The Arab Palestinian rejection will not be an exception.

However, just hours away from revelation of the Deal of the Century, I’m sorry to say that I suspect all Arab opposition to be just a tactic to get more and more concessions while the deal really is mainly bad for Israel.

For decades, we gave away so much already in return for almost nothing. Practically, all Israelis want peace so much but more Israeli concessions are expected to be demanded and they will neither give security nor peace.

Netanyahu nor Gantz has a mandate to do this to Israel

My worst fears are coming true. This latest ‘peace plan’ is just like all the ones before: both sides making concessions, of which Israel will be forced and the Arab Palestinian side will done nothing.

Who needs enemies with friends like that? I hope that the Israeli electorate will totally block this charade in our upcoming elections. I’m most disappointed that Bibi, Mr. Security, fell for this nonsense.

The PA ‘only’ needs to reject terrorism and dictatorship to receive a Palestinian State. So, the PA will claim that it has a long-term security cooperating with Israel, doing consistently what it needed to do and again, Israel alone will be accused of not working for peace and blocking a Palestinian State and justice for Arab Palestinians.

And on top of that, again Israel must compromise and Arab Palestinian dictatorial leaders will get bonus after bonus.

After receiving Jordan and all of Gaza, Arabs dictators will now be allowed to also receive 80% of the West Bank as price for never recognizing the Jewish State. As I wrote yesterday, the West Bank is not the issue.

The two basic reasons why this ‘peace plan’ is dead on arrival are:

1. It doesn’t liberate the State of Jordan for the Arab Palestinian People, and
2. ¬†it doesn’t oblige the Muslim world to root out antisemitism.

I hope and pray that the Likud will to rise up against this and the party of Liberman to become the largest in the Knesset.

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 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 (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, 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. 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. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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