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

The real reason the PA intimidates its businessmen who went to Kushner’s seminar

The failing Palestinian Post (formerly the Jerusalem Post) has no idea what happens except for a handful of its exceptional writers. On the issues of Palestinian Muslims that continues to show best. They just transmit what people say to them without any critical question or qualification. They’re anyone’s mouthpiece — but that is not journalism.

In the newest installment, they interview one of the businessmen whom the PA tried to arrest. He escaped and claims that they want to kill him. He plays innocent saying that, though he was warned to skip Kushner’s seminar, there’s no PA law against joining an economic conference, so he went. For sure, there isn’t but that’s not the reason for the PA’s fury.

Still, the interviewee gives away the real reason towards the end of the interview. He remarks that all economic projects in his city of Hebron are done by parties from outside of the PA. “What has the Palestinian Authority done for the residents of Hebron? All the projects you see in Hebron are funded by the international community. Where does the money [the PA receives] go? Where are the billions of dollars that the Palestinian Authority received in order to help the Palestinians?”

And that is the reason the PA is after him. He’s critical of them, their corruption and their lack of interest to help the people. No dictator tolerates opposition. He’s not from the competition, Hamas — he’s worse: an unruly person because he wants freedom of speech, accountability for the rulers, prosperity for society. He’s right but should not be surprised that the PA doesn’t applaud that, just because there’s no law against what he wants. For the PA, he’s subversive.

His pronouncement that he’s “not a traitor” is ridiculous. He is — of the PA that’s betraying the Palestinian People. That he finds it then needed to ‘reassure’: “and I’m not a collaborator with Israel,” betrays (pun not intended) how much he is not ready or fit for any peace process.

He’d better return to pretending he’s intimidated by the PA until the population as a whole is ready to chase the usurers from their palaces.

There is no solution then too, though, because the next party to take over will be Hamas and they’re even worse. They terrorize the population religiously and (generously) withhold some of the money from their private bank accounts to invest in weapons to fight Israel.

And that is the truth that the Post obscures. Willfully, if it had a clue.

While it’s not impossible at all to be informative about this — see here.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), 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, 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. * 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. 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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