Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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The EU is pressuring Israel about the mirage of free and open elections by the Palestinian junta

Dishonor where dishonor is due, the Jerusalem Post (formerly: Palestinian Post and a real newspaper instead of a collection of blog posts) is the most inexhaustible producer of fake news about the ‘upcoming’ LOL ‘free and open’ LOL elections that the Palestinian dictators ‘are organizing’ LOL.

In the JPost, every day, we can read ‘new reports’ about which mass-murderer would or would not stand with which autocrat or terrorist. Sometimes, we also are invited to read their analytical comments that tell us in detail which type of antisemite would be best for Israel and which sort of dictator would be best for the Arab-Palestinian populace. Therein, no difference is made between someone banned from their territories by the Arab-Palestinian dictators, or someone being in an Israeli jail with five life sentences. And Chamas would have another landslide victory over the PA; why would the PA President tolerate that? Well, he won’t. And, it’s all smoke and mirrors anyway so what does it all matter?!

The most laughable, though, is the EU threatening Israel that it should permit the vote ‘also’ to happen in Jewish Jerusalem. Europe and the Vatican have never accepted Jewish rule over David’s city. They were happy the Jews were leaving their continent but that doesn’t mean that they want them to have prominence to what they call in a popular mantra ‘the city that is holy to the three Monotheistic Faiths.’ Let’s put the cities of Brussels and Washington under international rule because whatever is decided there has an impact on the whole world … People harp on how anti-Zionism is the modern form of anti-Semitism but the most modern (persistent) form is a lack of respect instead of hatred. It was always the plan of Arab-Palestinian’s supreme ruler to blame the ‘cancelling’ of the elections on Israel ‘blocking’ a vote in Jerusalem. Yet, Israel is not blocking anything but that doesn’t matter. Whatever is said in the democratic Jewish State can always be dismissed as lies, spin, or fake news.

Of course, no free election is possible under a regime that decides who can stand for election, that terrorizes men (all of them men) who want to run on a separate list, that does not allow free assembly or a free press. The announcement that the EU wants to send observers to guarantee that the vote is held in freedom is the most ridiculous ever. What will be next – checking the fairness of the elections in Communist China?

So, there won’t be elections. There won’t be a missed chance and the window of opportunity won’t close because it always was a brick wall. The elections won’t be free, as they’re not in most of the world. And Israel will be blamed. As the Jewish Bible says: There is nothing new under the sun.

My heart goes out to Palestinian-Arabs not living in democratic Israel but under the Arab-Palestinian occupation in the West Bank and Gaza. I wish them that, together with their brethren in Jordan, soon, they will be liberated from autocratic rule and will liberate themselves from a history of Jews-hatred, as Germany has done. This will enable them to be the standard in and model to the Arab world, to cooperate heartily with Israel, and to have the Jews among them (Anusim) come out proudly and safely.

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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