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

Olmert did not go to the US to fight Trump or Israel?

I didn’t come to the United States to fight President Trump or his plan. The president is very friendly to Israel and I appreciate it very much. I also do not intend to wage a fight against the Israeli government in the US.
ex-PM Ehud Olmert

So what did Olmert go to the US for if not to give legitimacy to Abbas?

According to his own words, “to remind the Israeli public that if it is possible to go to negotiations to reach a peace agreement, then he is the only partner.”

The pipedream of those not grounded in reality and oblivious if not allergic to any lesson from history, shows in these sentences starting with “If.”

There is no will in the Arab world to accept a Jewish State of any kind.

Therefore, speculating what could happen if the Aran Nation would welcome the Jewish People is malicious. These are not words of idealists but of rejecters of the reality of antisemitism. They are not a key to a solution. They are part of the problem.

What Olmert does is not just showing naivety. He fosters doubt in the hearts of Jews who rather dream of peace than war. Doubts about a hard reality we need to face — without giving up on our ideals (of peace).

And that’s what’s so dangerous and malicious in the worlds of these ultra-leftists, the Looney Left — that get much too much media attention.

They sow doubt. The Rabbis teach us that doubt is our greatest enemy (Amalek). It weakens our resolve to do what is needed but uncomfortable.

Not to be confused with good doubt that leads to understanding others, mildness, and peace.

We should not be fanatics who know everything with such certainty that it leaves no room for different viewpoints — ultimately leading to war.

But we generally should not hesitate to call a spade a spade or recognize that desperate times require drastic measures.

Olmert also said that he will not hold a joint press conference with Abbas. Which he then did. (This shows he’s not naive but shrewd. Is he then evil?)

Olmert went to the US to tell the Israeli electorate that the time for peace might have come. He’s a false prophet and a dangerous one at that.

Worse, Olmert is meeting with Abbas in NY to help foster an Arab Palestinian State using Trump’s peace plan as I warned before.

And now, Abbas has told the UN Security Council a message for the Israeli people. Why he didn’t go meet Netanyahu or Rivlin is anyone’s guess. He spoke for peace, against terrorism, against antisemitism. Listen to his 37-minute speech if you still somewhat believe the racist prejudice that Arabs are stupid. US President Trump, a self-described very stable genius, could only dream of lying so well. But you have to give it to Hitler. At least, he was proud enough to be open about his true sentiments and goals.

As the seeing goes, beware of the geese, when the fox preaches.

Meanwhile, I have a novel peace plan. Let all Arabs in the Lebanon, Jordan and greater Israel vote on if they would want to have the place they live now become part of a country called Palestine, led by the present Arab Palestinian leadership, or of Israel, lead by the present Israeli population, with a path to citizenship for them. The ballad must be secret and counting of votes must be checked by people who are not-anti-Zionists. Call it the Three-in-One State solution. It will compel most Jews to make aliyah. After kicking out the terrorists and dictators and learning to be allies with the Jews, free elections can be held in Arab areas for national independence.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (, 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 strict vegan since 2008. 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. 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 a peek outside of your cultural bubble. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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