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

Would Israel extradite Trump?

Israel extraditing Trump or anyone of his extended family? Unthinkable. There is no political basis in the Holy Land to return Trump to the US once he chooses to come to Israel and decides to stay here in exile.

How would that compare to just moving the US embassy?!

The whole Trump clan can immigrate and settle here and get new immigrant benefits as several of them are Jewish for the Law of Return. No sending away at the border because they are not Norwegian enough. Even when Trump is found out to be bankrupt (again) – admitting it or not – he will be admitted.

Also, the reach of the US Tax Authorities will be limited here. Of course, the Israeli paparazzi will be following them relentlessly but maybe that will give them a homey and important feeling.

They probably will get themselves a group of fancy homes in the high-end Herzliya Pituach resort (golf!) plus an optional Jerusalem house for Shabbat and Festivals and a Tel Aviv residence closer to cultural events.

Trump will make (good) money from speaking tours (some for free as charity), locally or (via the Internet) internationally and continue their political and economic discussions with Middle-Eastern Arab rulers.

(One unseemly thing that Trump has caused has gone unreported until now. It was always well-known that lying is rampant among (lawyers and) politicians. There are honest ones but they only confirm the rule. Trump has made a caricature of politics and in comparison, many now assume that most politicians are noble and frank. They’re not. They are liars and manipulators, not be trusted who must be held to their word. Almost all honorable politicians are just idiots – what good do they do?)

Meanwhile, the unsympathetic portrayal of Trump’s court Jews in the regular US press is gaining speed. After repeatedly depicting Steven Mnuchin as a bloodthirsty monster, now Jared Kushner is excessively on the chopping block. Michael Cohen, meanwhile, now as Trump’s enemy, is off the hook, but there still is no positive coverage about him either.

Also Israeli Jews are not spared in accusations of enabling a murderous regime. (The old trick: progressive countries won’t support Israel and then when it seeks support elsewhere, it is blamed. One of the most reactionary regimes Israel is close with is the US, but to that the US critical press is blind, of course.)

(If G^d wanted to set the whole world right, He should’ve done so before the Holocaust. He didn’t, so from that I prove that He will not do this any time later either. It’s our job to partner with Him and He’s awaiting our active participation. So you won’t hear me say that this polarization between Jews and their friends or the one hand and the rest of mankind onĀ  the other is part of the unfolding Last Days before Redemption (though it is tempting to posit this). Peace on earth will need to come from our effort. This should involve a stop to abusing our planet and its people (wars, exploitation!). What, exactly, is keeping us so long?

Most left-wingers seem to place their hope in some sort of a political Messiah, a kind of Ideal Leftwing Daddy (or Mummy) who should turn things around and save us all. Much more practical and useful would be to force a rightwing leader to do the right things for the planet.)

Mr. Trump, you’re more than welcome here. But you must keep your hands to yourself and not be too free with women or other people’s money or you’ll end up in jail here. Israel has very potent laws in those respects. Oh well, try to remember that you can’t have it all in life.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust 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. * 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 and Rav Zev Leff. * 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. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others 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.
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