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

Jews against the occupation

“Jews against the occupation” are not anarchistic Tribe members who reject holding a job. They are neither US Jews who want to transport all Caucasians in the US back to Europe and return the Americas to their Natives. Rather, they are the useful idiots of the BDS movement — the modern “Don’t buy from Jews” guys.

In case you’d say, But wait a second, Jews are supposed to be clever — that’s only a stereotype. There is a rule though that fits them, that Jews are softies, goodhearted folks. In fact, Jews tend to flip between overly suspicious and completely naive. When you know anti-Jewish history, that’s no surprise. Let’s not blame the victim.

For years I was kind-of-apologetic to such let’s-love-the-ones-who-hate-us Jews. They were obviously confused victims of antisemitism.

But let’s not confuse them with those rare saints who preach that Jews should forgive our enemies for what they DID to us — not to be stuck in anger and victimhood; not apologizing for what our enemies ARE DOING to us.

Jewish BDSers are different from Kapos in that they are not forced to work for the enemy. They just hope that if they will be “better Jews than those going for world domination,” that they will be loved by the Gentile world.

They do a lot of damage. They play a large role in spreading antisemitism.

Don’t pity them. Fight them. As if they were Jew-hating Gentiles. They certainly wouldn’t want any preferential treatment for being Jews.

Excusing them begets no good. They joined the Jews’ enemies and must be rejected until they rejoin civilization. Just like you’d treat Jew-hating Gentiles.

It’s not hard to debate them:

  • They have no facts; they just believe Zionist-hating Haaretz slander.
  • They run on anger and stereotypes. They scream instead of think.
  • They may not even be aware that “against the occupation” means to make the whole of Palestine Jew-free.
  • They may not realize that their attitude against those “insensitive Arab-hating Jews” is just a form of US chauvinism, supremacy, colonialism, paternalism, capitalism and imperialism wanting to determine what other nations should do for themselves.
  • They could easily be unable to argue why every People in the world deserves a homeland except the Jews.
  • They probably don’t know any of the facts; couldn’t tell Jaffa from Hebron; don’t know that Jews are Palestine’s indigenous population.
  • They most likely don’t know that Israel is a much more humane anti-racist feminist democratic safe happy society than the US and Europe.

In a new low, Bernie joined them for a photo-op. No better than UK’s anti-Zionist Jeremy Corbyn. Call him out without referring to his Jewish background. Ask him how he knows. When he said “How could Israel be OK if so many people criticize it?” reply: “Do you agree that women are stupid if so many people think so?” He’s not aware that with his Jew-hatred he’s actually helping the billionaires, the chauvinists, the supremacists, the colonialists, the paternalists, the capitalists and the imperialists, the people truly in power, the big oil, the military-industrial complex. How could you be a progressive if you’re in bed with such folks?

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In unrelated news, radical left-wing activist Jonathan Pollak claims that he was attacked today in Tel Aviv and cut on his arms and face.

First of all, I hope that that’s not true. However, the anti-Zionist refuses to file a police complaint because he holds that the Israeli police would not protect but assault him. So, we might never find out the truth.

Secondly, before I believe it, I would like to see more proof than the internationally known anarchist and BDS-supporter saying so himself. The details reported about the attack are rather scarce. One is allowed to be a skeptic without being suspected of being unfairly accusatory.

Thirdly, I simply don’t believe it. I immediately had the same feeling reading this as with the self-reported ‘lynch attack’ on Jussie Smollett — on which the jury is still out.

I’m not saying that it’s a similar case or that either case is just publicity and sympathy seeking — but I wonder. Let’s also here, not jump to any premature conclusions.


Meanwhile, Muslim political activist Linda Sarsour┬ácame out a racist when she claimed Saturday that Jews are but a religious group and Palestinians are a real People. Her proof? The Quran writes that Jesus was being brown-copper-skinned with wooly hair. In other words, He can’t have been Jewish because Jews are White, pink-skinned. That is racism, denying that Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Tunisian, Kurdish, Moroccan, Yemenite, Indian, Palestinian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Crypto and Black Jews would be Jews.

I understand that accepting all Jews as one People doesn’t fit the narrative that White Jews (Is there such a thing? Good Question!) from Europe have now colonized Palestine. But maybe that story is not correct in the first place — especially because most Jews in Israel are from Middle-Eastern descent.


The new clip that shows that a Muslim Member of Knesset in London called for BDS against Israel makes me wonder if this should not lead to disqualification of membership of the Israeli Parliament. Which self-respecting country would allow for such a thing? Especially, considering that most experts regard BDS’ anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism.

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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