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

Longing for Israeli leftwing leaders who are realists (and honest)

Bibi is not so popular because Israelis are so rightwing. There’s just no viable opposition.

Why do Israeli leftwing leaders always mantra us with “solving the problems with the Palestinians”? There is no solving here – in the sense of short-term working it out. You think that’s an unpopular statement? It was while the public was still in dreamland and lead by spin doctors explaining away Arab Palestinian leaders’ hatred for Jews. The “solution” is being realists and just containing the hatred for the time being.

When will the hate really stop? When the Israeli Left joins the Right and the Gentile Left joins the Right and the Working Class adopts Jews as their natural partners in ending oppression. Then the haters can be cornered and forced to concede raising a new generation of Arab Palestinians who respect Jews and want to be close to us.

Until that time, Israelis refuse to be slaughtered, reject being endangered and demand to be protected. Call us old-fashioned all you want.

But let’s be less ambitious for a moment. If only one or a few leftwing parties could swallow their uncompromising stands and join a national government and realize some (but not all) of their dreams – like every other coalition party. Give and take, it’s called.

No – they all rather speak of fairytales and scandals. Accusers not capable of any constructive position. They’re not really concerned with the population if they’re not willing to do anything for it. Only show how well they speak (complain). That’s not leftwing. That’s salon socialism.

(I don’t speak to the anti-Zionist unified Arab Knesset parties or Haaretz – their lies and hatred should not be covered over but rather exposed.)

A leftwing realist could be head of government here in a couple of weeks. There is no one? It’s hard to believe. S/he hiding as if the Messiah.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust 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 He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will.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. * 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 - 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. 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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