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

No to the US War Plan for the Middle East!

As to be expected and as I predicted, the main architect of his Mideast “peace plan” has now declared that both parties need to compromise. Doesn’t that sound reasonable?  No, it doesn’t for people who know anything about what is going on, for several reasons.

  1. Non-Jews want to come and kill all the Jews in Israel. Compromise: both parties need to give and take. What’s reasonable about that?
  2. Israel has been pressured to unilaterally finding the middle ground for decades, which has compromised (pardon the pun) its security greatly. No more!
  3. All these so-called bilateral processes always end up as a tool for the international community to force, fault and fine the only democratic partner, Israel. How naive and senile do they think we are to make the same mistakes again?

Kushner is still young but many Israeli’s have seen it all. It is unworkable. Even if they’d developed it for decades, by people who really carry Israel in their hearts, if the result is poor, it won’t work. And we can’t give our lives (again) for idle hopes. How arrogant – sorry to say – must these “peace builders” be to think that they know better than us?

As I mentioned before, as long as Bibi does not insist for the publication of the plan before the elections and does not explain why, we must suspect that he doesn’t want his voters to find out that he will fold again (Gush Katif), and we should vote right from the Likud.

There is no short-term solution. If you want to build for a long-term solution, teach our non-Jewish neighbors to love Jews.

And for those who are so “even-handed” that they must say that Jews should also learn to love Arabs, let me tell you that:

  1. A) More than half of Israeli consists of Arabs (Jewish and Gentile),
  2. B) When women are endangered by men, you don’t suggest that both parties need to learn to be more accepting of each other,
  3. C) Jews here love Arabs like no other group in the world loves their adversaries. (And not all Arabs are our enemies. Also, quite a number of them are really Zionist.) Almost all advocacy groups for Arabs in Israel are lead by Jews. Go lecture another nation, please.

No love for Jews, no peace in the Mideast. (And let Christians not give me this “Yeah, Islam.” With the history that Christians have towards the Jews, a little modesty regarding other religions would be fitting.)

Want peace here? Stamp out antisemitism. There is no alternative.

Sad but true.

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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