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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Note US politics is two-faced about antisemitism

On the one hand, Jew-hatred has been actively fed and grown over the past couple of years.

The first wave came from Freedom of Speech idiocy on the Internet that made Jew into a curse word again. Has everyone forgotten that one?

Next came the conspiracy theories that mostly used code words for Jews and antisemitic dog whistles.

Then came Trump, who not only encouraged White supremacy, but also now is demanding loyalty to his wacky cronies who seem Jew haters.

Here is an excellent piece about the present, sad state of affairs about this.

Meanwhile, the US President is a life-long staunch defender of Jews and Israel; nevertheless, he criticizes and bullies Israel in ways that are wholly unnecessary and pushes ideas that are totally out of touch with reality.

But, on the other hand, a US House of Representative resolution condemning rising antisemitism was approved by a majority of 420 to 1.

It calls on elected officials, faith leaders, and civil society leaders to oppose antisemitism in all forms and calls for renewed efforts to combat antisemitism domestically, globally, and online.

That is good but also a bit hollow. They are also against mass shootings, racism, sexism, and gun violence, but that too is often just idle talk.

Just like by the United Nations.

Yet, on the other hand (again), it does agree with supporting Israel militarily generously every time.

Yet, on the other hand, it wants a deal with the genocidal-hopeful dictators of Iran, letting Israel do the world’s dirty work of militarily attacking its dangerous nuke program.

Meanwhile, US Jews live in fear as they haven’t had in decades.

US Jewish-Black alliance has known better times too.

The Muslim-Palestinian junta, jealous of the attention Ukraine was getting, resorted to a new wave of Jew murders, and the US is heeding them again.

A mixed bag indeed.

Not all of it is new. Part of antisemitism classically is that it often smolders and is stoked underground while officially, any hatred is denied.

Unfortunately, we have entered an era of deceit. That will make it extra hard to really uproot antisemitism.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, an almost daily blog contributor to the Times of Israel, and previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. 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. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. He doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit about what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and education contribute to his visions. * To find less-recent posts on subject XXX among his over 1550 archived ones, go to the right-top corner of a Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". 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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), 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. * 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, lehavdil bein chayim lechayim, Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff, and Rav Meir Lubin. * 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. 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, anti-elitism, anti-bigotry and supremacy, for Zionism, Intersectionality, and 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. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), born in 1953 to 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. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. * He holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam) – is half a doctor. He practices Re-evaluation Co-counseling since 1977, is not an official teacher anymore, and became a friendly, empowering therapist. He became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids non-violently. For a couple of years, he was active in hasbara to the Dutch-speaking public. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's being a strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. He lives with his library in Jerusalem. Feel free to contact him. * His writing has been made possible by a (second-generation) Holocaust survivors' allowance 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. If you're a native English speaker and wonder why you should read from people whose English is only their second language, consider the advantage of having an original peek outside of your cultural bubble.
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