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

President Obama’s baseless hatred

A blame game solved.

President Obama, and his Secretary of State Kelly, after stabbing Israel in the back at the UN Security Counsel pertaining Resolution 2334, have been extra busy the last couple of weeks to blame the tensions between them and the Israeli Government on the Israeli prime minister. According to the US president, Mr. Netanyahu did not recognize his friendship.

Now, that is a funny statement, given that any beginning therapist and generally wise person can tell you: if it doesn’t feel like love it most likely is not; if it doesn’t feel like friendship it most probably is not. However, one never knows who to blame, until … proof comes in. And it did.

Firstly, the just mentioned backstabbing put all the suspicion on the US president. The SoS with the State Department within a week came with a 73-minutes dishonesty-drenched speech to blame that betrayal on … the victim, Israel. That was blow number two, only strengthening that suspicion. But now the last piece of wrongdoing has come in.

President Obama has pardoned and reduced sentences of more convicted people than all previous 12 US Presidents combined! (See: List of people granted executive clemency by Barack Obama) However, at what we may assume to be his last round of mercy yesterday, one name was standing out for missing: Jonathan Pollard. Full disclosure: this made my blood boil.

All the Jewish Members of Knesset, left, right and center, have unanimously (!) asked this US president to let Jonathan go free to live in Israel. How is Mr. Obama going to blame this lack of empathy with a Zionist Jew on the Jewish state? Three signs of great hostility within one month.The appearance of this president as friend of Jews in Israel is dead. We do not have to wait for future historians to draw this conclusion.

The rabbis have a term for a lack of love — they call it hatred. It does not make me happy to highlight this, but we Jews have always been helped by knowing our enemies.

No, there is no proof that President Obama and Secretary of State Kelly hate all Jews — just the Zionist ones. However, hating Zionists relates to Jews as hating feminists to women. We have words for such bigotries — anti-Semitism and sexism, respectively.

It is not uncommon that Leftists (including some Jewish ones) are for every Liberation struggle in the world except the Jewish one. That is one reason why anti-Semitism cannot be counted as just a form of racism. People can be anti-racism and still look down on the Jews.

Thank G-d, the American people in great majority and Congress are loyal and steadfast friends of Israel — and it is mutual. They are not mislead by anything.

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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