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

Palestinians, do you need enemies with friends like that?

The mandatorily apolitical Eurovision song festival in Tel Aviv had a tiny incident. When the Iceland delegation was briefly shown during the voting process, it held up banners with the “Palestinian” tricolor.

Ahead of the competition, this delegation had threatened anti-Zionist protests, but participated without revolt and this was their dissident action.

Unfortunately, the song they performed was “Hatred will prevail.” Really.

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Another development is the news that former US president nonagenarian Jimmy Carter considers to start influencing the election of the Democratic candidate for 2020. And that is really good news. Although anti-Zionist players and media portray him as an utterly decent man, that image for Zionists has been shattered long ago. Together with former Dutch PM Dries van Agt, just a few years his junior, they have become part of the most charming but vicious anti-Israeli spokesmen holding speaking tours all over their countries and for the media and writing books against Israel.

What a blessing that he had and wants again to support anti-Zionist Sanders and others. That will show what they are made of. Klobuchar and Booker seem to be charmed by him. Buttigieg, the calm thinker in the Democratic field, calls him just “An extraordinary person.”

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Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, in overwhelming majority, has passed a (non-binding) resolution condemning BDS as anti-Semitic: “The argumentation patterns and methods used by the BDS movement are anti-Semitic.” This enraged anti-Zionists/anti-Semites here and everywhere.

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While the Gentile Palestinian leadership still tries to sell their anti-Israel anti-Zionist anti-Semitic stand as nationalist and humanist, their allies were clear that their sole motivation stems from hatred.

How sad. After 120 years, you’d wish the Gentile Palestinian people some political leaders and allies that are for them and not just against the Jews.

(How did prominent commentators from Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post write as if Holocaust denial is unheard of in the Arab world? Beats me.)

Most Israeli Jews and soldiers always consider that those people are human too and feel for them or they’d not be human; without tolerating terrorism from there, though, or they’d help anti-Semitism, commit national suicide.

This shows that the IDF is trying not to hurt Gaza civilians and to transport patients to and fro Tel Aviv hospitals for treatment free of charge, while the Junta in Gaza doesn’t care about their own; and to accept Syrian wounded for medical treatment, even if they hate Jews, etc.

I tell you: as soon as Arab populations in the Middle East start embracing the Jews, all problems will be over.

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To subscribe to his daily blog posts, enable an "RSS Feed Reader" for your device. Then click on the circle next to the ToI blogger's picture, containing a dot with two quarter circles around it (the Feed Computer icon). * 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, 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. * 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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