Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Misidentifying and misappropriating Jesus as Palestinian

Ignoring he was a Jew and that all Jews are native Palestinian

I didn’t think of it when people started saying Jesus was a Palestinian who lived under the occupation. I changed my mind when I read: “Jesus was not Palestinian, we need to dispel that myth forever – opinion.”

Genocide is not only mass murder. It is also any attempt to make a People disappear, erase every trace. The Nazis in the Netherlands destroyed all Torah scrolls and any Jewish prayer book they found. That is genocide too.

Dejewing Jesus is genocide. Done for thousands of years by Christianity. The Holocaust stopped this. Now reinvented by ‘supporters of the Palestinians.’ Most of them are left-wing radical students who come from Christian homes. There is nothing new under the sun, says Ecclesiastes.

The Simchat Torah War reaching Christmas was an excuse for some White ‘friends of Palestinians’ and Muslim terrorists to rehearse the genocidal ‘Jesus was Palestinian’ and even with ‘living under occupation.’ Never mind that the only occupation is of Muslims and Christians living under the dictatorship of terrorist autocrats who plunder their constituents. In Israel and the Jewish West Bank, there is total equality and no occupation at all. Never mind that Jesus was a Jew living under Roman occupation, five and a half centuries before Islam’s founder and prophet Mohammed was born.

There is little practical difference between claiming that Jesus was a Palestinian or that Judaism is a form of Christianity. Both are attempts to do away with the Jews, finish Hitler’s work. Here are some recent links:

Uncovering Christian missionary efforts: What’s the price of support during war?

Media Falsely Help Turn Ancient Jewish Jesus Into a Modern-Day Palestinian NB: “Former Dutch parliamentarian Arnoud van Doorn” was never elected. He used to be part of the anti-Islam party of Geert Wilders, converted to Islam, tried to get a seat in parliament, failed, and moved to Morocco. His anti-Jewish stance blends in with recent local mob behavior.

Priest on CNN says Christmas is story of ‘Palestinian Jew’ living in ‘occupied’ country

‘Jesus Would Be a Hostage [of Chamas] in Gaza if He Was Alive Today,’ Says French Catholic Priest Who Pioneered Holocaust Research

I keep repeating: While so often religious leaders abuse their position to spread hatred, all serious religions themselves call for peace and respect. Despite bad teachers, religion helps most believers to be good people.

The Right Terms

For people who prioritize honesty, words matter, and especially here, we must use the right terms. If you use Israeli vs. Palestinian, you pretend the problem is nationalistic and the solution is a Two-State Solution. No more than 5% of Israelis think so. If you use Arab vs. Israeli, you ignore the vast majority of Arab Gentiles in Israel who identify foremost as Israeli. If you use Arab vs. Jewish, you ignore the majority of Jews in Israel who are Arab (which is racist). The real and truthful terms, like it or not, are Muslims and Jews. The main problem between them is one of Jews-hatred.

So, when you frame the Middle East conflict differently from Gentile Antisemitism vs. the Jews, you’re colluding with and firming Jews-hared.

Though Israel is a full democracy with total equality for the law, in elections, etc., there is, like in all countries in the world, real racism, with Arab Jews and Arab Muslims targeted. BTW: Israel has a whole slew of Western (White) Jews and groups passionately fighting racism and assisting Arabs against it. One aspect of racism is assuming that Arab Israelis are the same. There are Arab Jews, Muslims, Bedouins, Druze, and more, and Bedouins of Jerusalem are not identical to those in the South.

Another problem is that Israeli politics is mostly sectarian, representative and not idealistic. If you’re not at the table (in the ruling coalition), you’re on the menu. Most parties only stand up for their constituents.

Israel also has the capitalist problem of the rich getting richer and the majority living in different degrees of poverty.

Life and emotions among Muslims living under sub-democratic conditions just outside of Israel is financially miserable, respectively outright hostile to Jews. Especially for ex-Palestinians living in camps without citizenship.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, previously a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. He's proud that his analytical short comments are removed both from left-wing and right-wing news sites. None of his content is generated by the new bore on the block, AI. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. Or not at all because he doesn't claim G^d talks to him. He gives him good ideas—that's all. MM doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and educations contribute to his visions. * This year, he will prioritize getting his unpublished books published rather than just blog posts. Next year, he hopes to focus on activism against human extinction. To find less-recent posts on a subject XXX among his over 2000 archived ones, go to the right-top corner of a Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". One can find a second, wilder blog, to which one may subscribe too, here: or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * Like most of his readers, he believes in being friendly, respectful, and loyal. However, if you think those are his absolute top priorities, you might end up disappointed. His first loyalty is to the truth. He will try to stay within the limits of democratic and Jewish law, but he won't lie to support opinions or people when don't deserve that. (Yet, we all make honest mistakes, which is just fine and does not justify losing support.) He admits that he sometimes exaggerates to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quite a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * Sometimes he's misunderstood because his wide and diverse field of vision seldomly fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what some love about him. He has written a lot about Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (including basic statistics), Politics (Israel, the US, and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight reality), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, LGBTQIA+, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), the Climate Crisis, Ecology and Veganism, Affairs from the news, or the Torah Portion of the Week, or new insights that suddenly befell him. * Chronologically, his most influential teachers are his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach, and, lehavdil bein chayim lechayim, Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff, and Rav Meir Lubin. This short list doesn't mean to disrespect others who taught him a lot or a little. One of his rabbis calls him Mr. Innovation [Ish haChidushim]. Yet, his originalities seem to root deeply in traditional Judaism, though they may grow in unexpected directions. In fact, he claims he's modernizing nothing. Rather, mainly basing himself on the basic Hebrew Torah text, he tries to rediscover classical Jewish thought almost lost in thousands of years of stifling Gentile domination and Jewish assimilation. (He pleads for a close reading of the Torah instead of going by rough assumptions of what it would probably mean and before fleeing to Commentaries.) This, in all aspects of life, but prominently in the areas of Free Will, Activism, Homosexuality for men, and Redemption. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, and disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. He aims to bring a fresh perspective rather than harp on the obvious and familiar. When he can, he loves to write encyclopedic overviews. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds should be disputed. In short, his main political positions are among others: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, anti those who abuse democratic liberties, anti the fake ME peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, pro-Science, pro-Free Will, anti-blaming-the-victim, and for down-to-earth, classical optimism, and happiness. Read his blog on how he attempts to bridge any tensions between those ideas or fields. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (, born in 1953 to his parents who were Dutch-Jewish Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork. He grew up a humble listener. It took him decades to become a speaker too, and decades more to admit to being a genius. But his humility was his to keep. And so was his honesty. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. 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