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

Trump isn’t Israel’s friend

Being surprised that Trump is not a friend of Israel is like being stunned that meat-eaters don’t love cows.

Trump doesn’t like any oppressed group of people. He doesn’t even like white men — unless they are either completely subservient to him (that is not liking them but liking their service) or fellow bullies.

How little must Trump feel for Jonathan Pollard? One can’t prove that someone is nasty when he refuses to give or lend. But when he declines to agree to a deal that would cost him nothing, he’s missing a good heart.

Trump is not a friend of Israel or the Jews. He’s in bed with the White Supremacists which we see in his persistent inability, despite his knack for lying and pretending, to speak out against racism. He has no warmth or empathy for any vulnerable or needy person or group.

But Trump isn’t stupid. He knows how and whom to flatter and use.

And then, look at how mechanical and rigid Kushner and Mnuchin are, stiff from terror at the thought of displeasing the uncrowned king.

Trump is not a friend of the Jews.


But when a prominent West Bank leader denounces Trump’s Deal of the Century because “Trump’s not a friend of Israel,” he’s mistaken.

The reason his plan for the West Bank is dangerous is not that he wishes harm on us. Rather, it would hurt us because it’s faulty and he won’t care.

The Deal of the Century is not meant to be anti-Israel. It’s still hazardous because it’s made by outsiders. The we-know-better-than-you Americans.

Trump especially ruins anything he touches because he’s fully clueless about everything except how to charm naive people and fellow exploiters.

Never trust an outsider’s opinion on what should happen in the Middle East. If it was so simple, it would have been solved 120 years ago.


And don’t trust Israeli leaders on the West Bank who enabled the terrible disengagement from Gaza and never apologized. And don’t buy their car.

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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