Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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What is Gaza’s endgame?

Optimistically comparing the Muslim and the Christian Holocaust

Already now, many are speculating what will happen next. Here’s my take.

When the war is proclaimed over, what would be? Or what would be, that the war could be called over? The future in retrospect – a prediction.

The Christian Holocaust, the downfall of the West’s Christian arrogance, had killed more people than the Muslim Holocaust, but, after the war, the latter too had succeeded bringing more humility to the Arab Street.

The villages surrounding Gaza, where Hamas terrorists and Gaza civilians slaughtered 1400+, mostly Jewish civilians, of all ages, and maimed 5400, had become the Arab Auschwitz, an unparalleled, sprawling museum.

The killing fields, where 260 young lives were sniffed out at an open-air ‘Love and Unity’ music festival, had become like Arab’s Babi Yar.

Some 240+ people were kidnapped, dead or alive, young and old, many wounded. Their stories had become prominently remembered at the site. The 4 freed captives to ‘prove’ Hamas’ kindness are its Theresienstadt.

Students from around the world, especially from Muslim-majority countries, had begun paying visits to understand Arab Never Again.

Survivors, who had agreed, settled in rebuilt neighboring Gaza. They were joined by many of those previously expelled from Gush Katif. Some of them were giving lectures and tours at the neighboring grounds on what had happened. The Strip had become fully part of Israel, with a popular vacation beachfront and a yearly Gay Parade rivaling the one in Tel Aviv.

Every museum in the world for the Christian-based Holocaust now had an additional section built for the Islam-based Holocaust. A special museum was built focusing on the States that stood by the Jews during the Christian and/or Muslim Holocaust. It would also honor leaders of countries friendly to the Jews while their populations were not, and vice versa.

Every one of the Hamas war criminals and their admirers were moved to Egyptian jails for life, paid for by the UN. The top planners of the Simchat Torah Pogrom, who expected their underlings to fight to the death, but who themselves surrendered, were tried in Jerusalem like the top Nazis in Nuremberg. Those found guilty got the same treatment as Eichmann.

Gazan Muslims willing to stand by the Jews from now on were allowed to settle anywhere they wanted inside the bi-national Jewish State.

Gazans and Israeli Arabs had learned to feel deep shame about the 15 war crimes perpetrated in the name of their religion, and regained some basic pride by disavowing the atrocities, had become Arab ambassadors against Antisemitism and for protection for Jews, just like most modern Germans.

Only after becoming powerful allies to the Jews and no longer blaming Zionists, Israeli Muslims finally managed to begin healing the hurts, self-inflicted, inflicted by their terrorist leaders or crime bosses, or otherwise.

Only after the war and the total defeat, Muslim Antisemites had become a minority all over the world, just like most Churches after the Holocaust had understood the downfall of their traditions and lifestyles and the need to embrace, value, and protect Jews from now on everywhere and forever.

Purged were Muslim scholars who had failed to protest univocally the Simchat Torah Massacre. If not dismissed by colleagues, congregants just left them. Like hardly any Christian and RC leader had called out the Nazis, and here too, few came out clean, creating a Muslim leadership vacuum.

The Christian Holocaust was committed in a few countries against Jews everywhere. In contrast, the Arab Holocaust was aided by Muslims in many countries mainly against Jews in one country (Israel), though calling for genocide against all Jews. Thus, it became important that all nations clean any leadership position of those who had demanded all Jews dead.

After Hezbollah and Iran finally joined Hamas’ genocidal war, Israel and the US had taken out their rockets and Iran’s nuclear protentional was bombed into smithereens. Without Hezbollah around, Lebanon returned to being a full and prosperous democracy. And so did Iran where women, seculars, gays, and anyone with an opinion became free from oppression. Also the Turkish regime was replaced with something more democratic.

After tackling their Jew-hatred of centuries, most Muslim countries found it easy to develop a warm relationship with the Jewish State. In their turn, Israelis, Jews and Arabs, helped many countries to transition peacefully from autocratic regimes to democracies without tolerance for bigotry.

Just like after the loss of Nazi Germany, a new world order had started. Putin was removed and Russia had begun paying Ukraine to rebuild. China gave up on butchering Taiwan and had begun a real push for equality and democracy, and against the genocides against the Tibetan and Uyghur.

The decline of hatred and armed conflict had finally enabled the ending of world hunger and thirst and had freed up plenty of resources for research on the long-term survival of humanity health-wise and environmentally.

Joe Biden and Nikki Haley had run on a joined ticket with an agreement the latter would replace the former after two years. They got 93% of the vote. Sadly, Trump sat in jail only to come out to stand trial additionally.

In Israel, lessons were learned from the security debacle. A central-unity administration was elected, and the High Court’s discretions were better fortified in the law. A sharper form of democracy was introduced that went beyond permissiveness and blocked any freedom to hurt. Bigots became excluded from the political process. The war had also convinced the ultra-Orthodox to take their place in physically defending the Land.

Jews the world over started feeling safe and relaxed and optimistic. Many took up learning Judaism to a degree not seen before. There were waiting lists of Gentiles eager to learn from learned Jews. All were delighted to discover Judaism’s foundation for equality, support for the socially weak, and seeking life. With world peace, it became an easier time to be alive.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, an almost daily blog contributor to the Times of Israel, and previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. He's proud that his analytical short comments are removed both from left-wing and right-wing news sites. None of his content is (partly) generated by AI. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. He doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. 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He has written a lot about Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (including basic statistics), Politics (Israel, the US, and the Netherlands, Activism), 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), the Climate Crisis, Ecology and Veganism, Affairs from the news, or the Torah Portion of the Week, or new insights that suddenly befell him. * 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. * One of his rabbis calls him Mr. Innovation [Ish haChidushim]. Yet, his originalities seem to root deeply in traditional Judaism, though they may grow in unexpected directions. In fact, he claims he's modernizing nothing. Rather, mainly basing himself on the basic Hebrew Torah text, he tries to rediscover classical Jewish thought almost lost in thousands of years of stifling Gentile domination and Jewish assimilation. (He pleads for a close reading of the Torah instead of going by rough assumptions of what it would probably mean and before fleeing to Commentaries.) This, in all aspects of life, but prominently in the areas of Free Will, Activism, Homosexuality for men, and Redemption. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, and disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. He aims to bring a fresh perspective rather than harp on the obvious and familiar. He loves to write encyclopedic overviews. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds should be disputed. 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