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

Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem – what’s the big deal?

US president Donald Trump declares that its embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem because the latter is the eternal capital of the State of Israel. And the world erupted in chaos.

Arab Palestinian leaders called for days of rage. One bus driver said to me: As if, before this declaration, they were contemplating and meditating on peace all day long.

The UN discussed it urgently and condemn it.

This killed the peace process. How can one slaughter a corpse?

Arab Palestinians try to kill Israeli Jews over this scandal. We didn’t even do anything. We only said: Thank you.

When a majority of Arab Palestinians and their fellow Israel haters express their opinion, that Israeli Jews are murderers, imperialists, pigs and dogs, thieves and what not, life goes on as usual. But when an ally of Israel says something loyal to Israel, the world comes to an end?

Sometimes speakers or writers asks a question to make a point, but not me here. I really don’t get it.

Hijacked passenger planes are flown into the World Trade Towers, that is a pivotal moment in modern history. The fall of the Berlin Wall changed the cause of history. History will mark when all the world’s nations agreed jointly to stop heating up the Earth. I get that. But what happened here? What’s the big deal?

Sure, the Arab Palestinian leadership screams that the US is now no honest broker anymore. So what. That’s what they always say when things don’t go their way 100%.

The UN automatic anti-Israel majority got another anti-Israel motion in – stabbing an Israel ally. What’s new?

Because of it, Arab Palestinian youth try to martyr themselves while trying to murder Jews. What is new under the sun?

Terrorists in Gaza shoot rockets at Israel’s civilians (even in war time a war crime) as revenge and try to tunnel us to death.

The PA-Chamas unity talks failed. How great that they have this embassy “scandal” to hide that news behind.

Really. What crime was committed? What obscenity was said? What call to hatred was issued? Why are so many people (pretending to be) so upset? And why are they believed?

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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