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

The greatest media slander in Israel and the US continue to fail to work

For so long, the media in the US slander Israel. The American People stand behind the Jewish State, nevertheless. One could suggest that it’s the Evangelicals but, secularization doesn’t make this disappear. You can only so much fool the people. One may mislead a vast majority of intellectuals (to be) like university workers (and students) and parliamentarians, but not regular Americans, who are as proud of Israel as of their own country.

Equally driven by baseless hatred and jealousy, the continuous Israeli media attacks on Netanyahu do not erode the trust Israelis have in their record-breaking leader. Yes, there are the Looney Left, the political leaders who lost from him, and the fanatics on the Right who can’t get enough of slandering him, but to no avail. The Goebbelian constant rehearsing of the same (even legal) charges fail to produce mistrust in the happy majority.

The editor in chief not from self-declared anti-Zionist Haaretz but from a most respected Times of Israel, even wrote that Israelis are now ordered to pay the PM’s legal bills. This inflammatory drivel is only revealing of the one typing the keyboard. Are we ‘ordered’ to pay street cleaners? No, they are paid from our taxes. But Bibi’s lawyers are not going to be paid by us. He can only tax-deduct these expenses. And this, while there’s staggering unemployment during a pandemic, the opinion maker accuses. Well, he’s brought to court during great political and medical upheaval. It’s OK to put him in the dock in such times but not for him to deduct for legal counsel?

Slander could kill, Heaven forbid, as the case of Yitzchak Rabin shows. But Israel’s official opposition leader, the greatest hateful liar the Jewish State ever produced, has the audacity to accuse Bibi of spreading slander.

You can mislead some of the people all the time and you can mislead all of the people some of the time, but you cannot mislead all of the People all of the time. The US’ We the People and the Israeli People just aren’t naive.

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. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry, and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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