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

MK Zoabi is not the problem, tolerating her is

MK Chaneen Zoabi wrote on Twitter “The residents of Gaza will not give up because they are right.” I argue that the people in Gaza won’t stop for they are driven by hatred, not by being right. Their goal is genocide.

Now, if an MK said “Hitler was right,” could s/he stay MK? Any self-respecting Israeli must reject this support for genocide and Jew hatred.

She is entitled to her opinion, but moral depravity in members should give the Knesset the ability to remove them from their ranks.

One would like to commend Zoabi on her well-spoken-ness or smartness or charm. On that she dares to speak her mind as a woman in traditional Arab society.  But her just speaking hatefully, prevents us from doing so.

She’s no doubt elected by mostly Muslim Arab Israelis and if they want one thing, it’s respectability. (Jews are foremost interested in peace. Each to their own predilection.) But she rather shames and disgraces them – and the whole of the Left-wing opposition.

I don’t want to hear of people who reject her out of racism – “What do you expect of Arabs” and that kind of garbage. If all Arabs were the problem, why are we only talking about Zoabi?!

And don’t tell me that you won’t reject Zoabi ’cause you’re not as Right-wing as I am. Rejecting genocide isn’t connected to political orientation.

We don’t need anti-Semites in the Knesset to prove that we are a real democracy. Racists are not allowed to stand for office. Neither should Jew haters. And she’s really not a borderline case.

Many Israeli politicians (but not all!) when emotional, spice up debates with epithets as Nazi and Racist, etc. I don’t and I hope I won’t. Here I use such words but not lightly or from an overflowing angry heart.

She’s insignificant in any analysis but until she mends her way (don’t hold your breath – big anti-Semites never do), no one should tolerate such evil in their midst. She should be peacefully removed from any place that wants to retain any respectability. She will not be missed.

How come Rabbi Kahane (who didn’t preach violence) was ousted and (terrorist-praising) Zoabi not? We don’t need to bend over backward so far that we stand up straight again. A little self-respect would go a long way.

We (and others) have come so far that we deny access to the Jewish State to anti-Zionist visitors. The logical next step is to reject anti-Zionist Israelis.

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 (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. * 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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