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

The Great War didn’t produce WW II which didn’t cause Israel’s birth

Popular and common knowledge can still be wrong.

If humiliation of Germany, now a hundred years ago, at the end of the Great War, later dubbed WW I, really led to the rise of German Fascism and WW II, then why did Germany’s total loss at WW II not lead to WW III?

Rather, what led to WW II was the same German aggressiveness that led to WW I. It needed two defeats to bring out humility in the German Nation.

Maybe we can better understand Germany’s defeat, in the framework of the global decolonization that had started. Nations could not so easily dominate other nations anymore. Peoples wanted to be free.


Creation of the State of Israel was helped by the fact that no Western Nation wanted to absorb the survivors of the Holocaust. This is such coldness that we cannot understand it. That only started to show cracks at the influx of Syrian refugees.

But the Jewish State was already in the making for over half a Century when WW II ended. Zionism was well-underway to recreate a Jewish Homeland, and the Holocaust or its aftermath had little to do with it.

Maybe we can better understand Israel’s birth, in the framework of the global decolonization that had started. Nations could not so easily dominate other nations anymore. Peoples wanted to be free.


Arab Palestinian leaders, largely supported by their powerless subjects, didn’t want Jews around. They rejected their statehood as one of the very few Peoples, but not because they didn’t want independence but because they wanted it instead of the Jews. Because that intolerance is based on hatred, there will be no improvement until they are defeated like Hitler Germany. This parallel is so straight-forward, simple and clear that one really has to twist and turn not to see it like that.

So many people rejecting all of the above still doesn’t prove them right.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors 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 He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will.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. His fields of attention are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine, Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism), Oppression and Liberation (of 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) and Veganism. 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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