An Opportunity for Redemption
If the nations accept the method of Kabbalah [correction of their egoism], then [as a result of correction] the Temple [general corrected desire that became similar to the Creator] can be built and the ancient glory [similarity to the Creator and fulfillment by His Light’] restored. This would certainly prove to the nations the rightness of Israel’s [the group that was entrusted with giving an example to all the nations] return to their land, even to the Arabs. However, a secular return, such as today’s, does not impress the nations whatsoever, and we must fear lest they will sell Israel’s independence for their needs [which will inevitably happen unless we prove that everybody needs us].
– Baal HaSulam, “The Solution”