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

Thank you, Bibi, for not being trigger-happy!

In Israeli politics, almost everything is upside-down. The rich vote labor and the workers vote for the capitalists. The generals and heads of the secret service are left-wing. The left-of-center parties again blame the right-of-center government not to hit Chamas hard enough.

NB: These Israeli counterattacks, contrary to what the media report, are not for revenge. That’s the old libel, that the G^d of the Jews (“the Old Testament”) is a revengeful G^d while the G^d of the Christians (“the New Testament”) in contrast, would be the G^d of love who taught them to turn the other cheek. Pretty little love that we received from them that is. Israel’s repressible measures are meant as deterrence.

Then, Israel is blamed if an attack from Gaza killed no one and our response did. As if we are to be fault for building safe spaces and running for safety while in Gaza the junta does nothing to support the population because every victim is a welcome martyr for the regime.

And of course, when G^d protects the Jews, the Jews are malicious; and when He didn’t, He abandoned the Jews. This has very long roots too. When the plague in Europe killed the Jews less (we wash before eating a meal), we must have caused it and they exterminated communities for it.

The first word a Jew says in the morning is shalom; the last word before retiring is shalom. There are no people in the world who want peace than Jews. To force a peace process on us is like demanding that vegans stops eating meat.

The only reasons for not having peace in the Middle East are hatred for Jews and little respect for Thou Shan’t murder. Teach these two concepts and everyone will live in peace and harmony, prosperity and dignity.

Thank you, Bibi, for not retuning the hatred and refraining from risking a war. We’re waiting for the world to embrace us. That’s all there is to it.

History may count among Bibi’s greatest accomplishments, all the wars that he refused to fight. Thankfully, he doesn’t stand alone.

BTW, how do we know that the rocket fire from Gaza doesn’t stem from a political or ideological conflict but is rooted in hatred? Because they always shoot rockets on Shabbat and the Jewish Festivals. That’s what hate does. The German Nazis in occupied the Netherlands could’ve railed Jews to the extermination camps because they ‘believed’ that Jews are vermin. The proofs that the real reason was hatred: They packed the cattle wagons with Jews on Tuesday because Jews hold that day as doubly blessed. They rounded up Jews not on Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur or Sukkot but on Simchat Torah. That shows that their motive was hatred alone.

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 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 (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. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me. To see other blog posts by him, a second blog - under construction - can be found by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture.
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