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

The ‘Deal of the Century’ is rather going to spark wars for a century

The delusional lip-sealed son-in-law of Donald Trump has spoken again. It is again a dire warning of the mess the Trump team is going to create here, right after Israel’s national elections. He now has declared that their “Deal of the Century” will have solutions to all the core problems and it wants to sort out borders and also, that the Arab Palestinians from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank should unite under one leadership. This is all so nonsensical — even without him spilling the beans on the details — that it is hard to decide where to start pointing out the hot air.

I also could have headed this post: “Help, my brain surgeon is an amateur!”

Really deal with all the issues? Let’s look at the ONLY issue there really is: hatred for Jews. That needs to be dealt with and that must be a long-term project. So, there will be total disaster from any rush “solution” and any strategy that doesn’t deal with this or only sees it as one of many issues.

Unity sounds nice but murderers uniting is not nice at all. As long as the general atmosphere in the Arab Palestinian world is one of Jew hatred, there is no giving them any power. Gaza needs to be controlled by Egypt and maybe some parts of the West Bank can get Jordanian supervision, in exchange for us receiving international recognition for owning the Golan Heights and the whole of Jerusalem, but that’s it.

Drawing borders. Israel has borders — thank you very much — and needs no changes at all. His border talk is code for splitting up the country — again — into Palestine and Israel. Been there, done that. Jordan is Palestine. (The fact that the Arab translator perhaps mistranslated establishing borders as redrawing borders doesn’t matter. It’s all bad.)

Tell me of one demilitarized state in the world that stayed like that. Germany and Japan have armies again. But they learned their lesson. The anti-Semitism in the Arab world did not have its defeat yet. No to any Palestinian State anywhere besides Jordan. If Trump wants to be nice for Palestinian Arabs, let him make an end to their discrimination in the Lebanon and Jordan so that they can live there in peace and dignity.

Netanyahu wants Trump’s plan to stay under wraps until after the elections. That can only mean that he doesn’t want us to know before the elections that he’ll accept it. Buyer beware! Why in the world would anyone vote for a politician who says: I won’t tell you what I am going to do – just trust me. Are you kidding me? No way.

If you don’t vote for people who’ll have the backbone to stand up to Trump’s ludicrous plan, you are co-responsible for the ensuing mess. Mind your vote. And it may be premature to call the train station under construction for Jerusalem’s Old City after Trump.

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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