Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Selective solidarity with enemies of the Jews

Life in jail is a very stiff sentence. Even if it’s a commutation of a death sentence. That’s what happened to a handful of WW II top-Nazi leaders in the Netherlands. They didn’t get away with mass-murder but almost.

But, in 1972, Dutch Minister of Justice Van Agt, found life incarceration inhumane. Let’s set them free. Enough is enough, almost 30 years in jail.

A storm arose among Holocaust survivors. They suffer every day, not to speak of those who were murdered, and the empathy was with the perpetrators? In the end, they were not freed. Prison sentences are rough. Yet, the first ones to free are not the managers of the Holocaust.

This month, Van Agt has received a high decoration from ‘Palestinian President’ Machmud Abbas for his life-long support of his organization.


Worldwide solidarity with the far-away Palestinian People’ is most moving. Until one asks why with them? There are so many even more-unfortunate groups in the world. Ah, it’s those Jews who irritate you.

They so deeply feel the hatred of these victims of Jews.

You’d wish Muslim Palestinians outside of the Jewish State some true allies instead of fake ones just angry at the Jews for generations.

NB: The Jew-hatred of the Muslim-Palestinian self-enriching autocrats and their party line far surpasses the animosity of their average subjects.


The first judicial action against genocide was the Nuremberg trials where the chief architects and executioners of the Holocaust were tried. An international collection of top-judges were selected to do the job.

No doubt, it was not perfect. The Talmud already states that all beginnings are difficult.

But when a suspected antisemitic Dutch politician calls the Nuremberg trials illegitimate, instead of a great triumph for humanity, we know exactly why he feels sorry for any judicial imperfections in those cases.


Jewish children in Europe are often taunted about being gassed. Maybe they should say the following in return: “You should compete in the new Olympic sport: Being inhumane. Gold medal: being hanged as in Nurenberg. Silver medal: getting the electric chair. Bronze medal: death by legal injection. Parents are forced to watch. I hope you win.”


It is clear what motivates some people to give preferential solidarity with enemies of the Jewish People. Not love for these villains plagues them but rather the world’s oldest hatred. And nothing else. They’ll deny it. But everyone can see straight through their ‘humanitarian’ concerns.


Today is 80 years since the (unfortunately) unique communist-organized strike in Nazi-occupied Holland against the first deportation of Jews.


Last night, Manfred Gerstenfeld has passed away in Jerusalem. He was one of the greatest and most outspoken and prolific authors (in Hebrew, Dutch, and English) on current antisemitism and wrote 27 books. He grew up in the Netherlands, settled in Israel, and was a humble, well-liked, and highly regarded member of the Dutch community in the Jewish State. May his memory be for a blessing.

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, lehavdil 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, LGBTQIA, 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 quite 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 500th 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. * To find his earlier blog posts on a certain subject XXX, among his over 1200 ones, go to the right-top corner of the Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". His second daily active less tame blog, to which one may subscribe, one may find here: or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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