Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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The vile State Department’s anti-Zionist war of words against Israel is back

Unlikely, Trump meant this per his slogan: Make America Great Again.

It’s unlikely that Biden meant this per his slogan: Building Back Better.

The State Department is back with calling all kinds of territory occupied (by the Jews) that are not. Let’s see what they call and what I call occupied.

(The JTA credits the TOI with this scoop but the Jerusalem Post was first.)

They call the West Bank occupied. I call it partly liberated from Jordanian occupation, partly occupied by the dictators of the Palestinian Authority.

They call Gaza occupied and I use the same term. Yet, Jews withdrew from Gaza, so to call it occupied by Jews is ridiculously un-factual. (Yet, the fact that all anti-Semites lie doesn’t prove that this comes from anti-Semites.) It is accurate to call it occupied by the fundamentalist Chamas junta.

Then, they call the Golan Heights occupied. I would say: liberated from a maniacal anti-Semitic dictatorship, sparing Israel the Syrian bloodbath.

BTW: The PA, Chamas, and Iran call all of the State of Israel occupied.

They call a large part of Jerusalem East and South “East Jerusalem” and occupied, while it was clearly liberated from the Jordanian occupiers. Not agreeing that a united Jerusalem must be Israel’s capital is no different from the Vatican wanting Jerusalem to be ‘under international direction.’ And the whole of Europe agrees. Anyone can have it but the Jews.

I also call the East Bank of the Jordan occupied, by a self-styled ‘royal’ family. Palestinians have no rights there, to become citizens and full members of the State, workforce, etc. That is occupation.

I call the United States of America occupied territory. As long as no proper reparations have been paid to the Natives, they’re racist mass-murdering genocidal occupiers. Blaming Israel. Look in the mirror. Let all these left-wing White BDS agitators go back to Europe. Hypocrites. Slave traders.

The State Department speaks truth to power when it clarifies that China is committing genocide on the Uighurs and Saudi Arabia is grossly violating human rights. But, why bully the US’ tiniest democratic friend? It’s possibly because of the mechanism that the Sages already described: He who is soft to the wicked (Iran) will end up being hard against the saintly (Israel).

I expect Pelosi, Schumer, and Biden to correct this verbal abuse.

Otherwise, who needs enemies with friends like that?

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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