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

The next step in the peace process: to teach the Arab populations why and how to befriend the Jews

While PA President Machmud Abbas now vows that his anger and defiance of the US is only the beginning, it actually is the end of it. The bully that frustrated 120 years of negotiation with the Zionist: Arab Jew hatred, is being reigned in.

Zionist have been forced to compromise for 120 years and this coffer is empty. It’s time for the anti-Zionist to be disciplined.

First step: Jerusalem is the eternal indivisible Capital of Israel. Get used to it. Soon the PA will get no money from the US anymore as long as it keeps supporting terrorism.

Then the PA will seek financial support from other Arab leaders. However, most of them are tired of the conflict. They smell that more profit can be made from peace and alliance with Israel than from war with it. They will drop the quarrelsome PA.

Then the PA will seek support from El Qaida, ISIS and the like, at which point they will be all put out of power and into jail. Europe, the cradle of Nazism, will still try to protest, but in the end, when confronted, will bend its head in shame deeply and be silent.

Time will have come to establish Arab Palestinian leaders willing to work for the good of the Palestinian Arab people, and not just for themselves and against the Jews.

All nice and well, but there are two problems that prevent the above scenario: Arab anti-Semitism and Palestinian Arab anti-Semitism. (For those who like to play semantics, saying that Arabs are Semites too, well, anti-Semitism means hatred for Jews; much like Sexism cannot mean the oppression of men although they are a sex too.)

The wider Arab leadership cannot really make peace with Israel as long as their populations suffer from rabid anti-Semitism.

Take Egypt, with a leader not hostile to Israel at all, but he can’t say a good word about Jews or he’ll be lynched. The situation is not much better in Jordan, except for that the king there is an anti-Semite – which will not be a problem as he’s already a negligible minority among Arab leaders. The other Arab leaders also reign countries where the populations hate Jews like they hate no one else. More vividly than Germans under the Nazis! This must stop.

The Muslim world needs to start educating its masses about the holiness of Jews, about the special place Jews occupy in history, at the present and for the future. They need to learn how the Christian world on the whole superficially has made peace with the Jews, and the best Muslims can do is compete with them who’s going to be the best friend of the Jews.

Impossible? There will always be anti-Semitism? There will always be war? There will always be hunger? There will always be infectious disease? There will always be cancer? There will always be fatal diseases of heart and head? There will always been death?

What to answer? This: Progress has never come from following such ideas or leaders who are defeatists.

It takes longer when we don’t get started.

Muslims do not need to love Jews; respect will do. Once they meet us, the love will come.

It must become well-known how much the Jews have given the world and that the worst kind of atheism is a lack of gratitude! G-d is very displeased with anti-Semitism.

Lastly, so many Jews are so happy to be naive and believe that all people are of good will already. However, we need to keep in mind that the tide has not turned yet. We cannot give up on being watchful, just because some nice ideas are floating around. Gentiles the world over need to start unlearning Jew hatred and begin developing and delivering care for us. Once they are our friends en masse (individuals and individual Nations are our friends already), then we can and will relax.

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 (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), 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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