Incessant War

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Almost every one of us is sure that he knows very well how to run the country and what he would do instead of the Ministers or the Prime Minister. Today there is a truly difficult task before us, to restore quiet to the nation. We are analyzing the situation, suggesting various ideas and solutions. How do you see the situation that has been created? How would you define it?

Answer: Any person with a healthy common sense sees a small nation found in a very hostile environment. And since our enemies are Arabs, it is worthwhile for us to learn about their mentality.

This is talking about a very ancient, uncompromising, and petulant people who know how to stand on their own and get their way, if not today, then in a thousand years, it doesn’t matter. They have sufficient patience, stamina, and endurance. If they have a goal, then they simply advance towards it, ready to maintain their direction in the coming moment and for another thousand years until they achieve their result.

They have a goal which is to take the land into their hands, including Jerusalem, as we know. And besides this, the Jewish people and the Arabs are very close in their origins, and in spite of this, the Arabs are accustomed to disregard us. They adopted particular things from the people of Israel like the Christians did, and since then they hate us because we Jews have lost the connection with our roots. But from our side we assume that there is a chance of changing the situation.

It could be that this is derived from the Ashkenazi that founded the state of Israel according to their sense of things, without becoming deeply familiar with the people who lived here. The founders thought that it was possible to be friends with the Arabs, to be good neighbors so as to develop together with them and thrive on the basis of equality and mutual understanding. All this was very strange to the Arab people and in their opinion unacceptable, for their mentality is absolutely different. There were no points of contact between the two peoples, they could not “digest” each other.

But for some reason we continue to hope. I don’t understand the source of this strange hope that we are ready to make peace with our neighbors, for there to be coexistence between two peoples who help and support each other and visit one another as good neighbors.

They don’t think this way at all, and they are not prepared to compromise; according to their understanding this is simply not plausible. Even in Europe they are gradually conquering the nations that give them refuge and are devouring the people who live there in order to make room for them only. They need to take control, period. No less and no more. Even if this will take hundreds or thousands of years, that is not terrible. At the end of the matter their final goal is to wave the green flag of Islam above the whole earth.

That is how they advance in life. There are places where they succeed in invading more and there are places where they invade less. They have entered Russia in a very organized and precise manner, quietly but steadily. They join the army, penetrating everywhere, they are ready to settle even in Siberia and they establish for themselves spiritual and social centers everywhere.

They know how to work with the local population; they gradually convert them into the Muslim religion. This expansion is taking place at a different rate in Russia, in Europe, and in America.

We recognize this trend all over the world, and the time has come to compare it to what is happening with us, to understand that we and the Arabs will never be friends. They will always be eager to throw us out for better or for worse. And we must constantly contend with them in order to remain here. And if we were to leave already, it must be to a place where they cannot touch us.

In principle, the Arabs are not against the Jews, as was common among the Christians. No, they are not so much anti-Semitic as anti-Israel. It is impossible to say that they hate the Jews more than other peoples. They hate the nation of Israel, for in their eyes this is an artificial “creation.” But if we leave here they will not hurt us. Beyond that, they would stop the assaults on Jews living abroad. For if Israel didn’t exist, then there would be no need to fight against us either.

So Arab hatred is directed not against the Jews, but against the nation of Israel, and this hatred will never be extinguished. In spite of all the arguments that we invent, in spite of all the quotations from the Koran that speak in support of the Jews, in the present situation nothing will help. They know only one thing, that all those who are living here must fold everything up and leave or they must slaughter them. These are the moral values of the Arab people; a knife for them is like a part of their hand.

So this war will never stop. On the contrary, we are talking about an endless war that has no solution and is conducted by different means. This is recognized, it is known to many investigators and to people all over the world who understand something.

I have no good news for the people or the leaders of the country if they still develop vain hopes about this. If we are talking about the existence of the nation of Israel, it is up to us to arm ourselves and be a number of steps ahead of our neighbors all the time, to always be ready for war so that we can stop them immediately, for we have nowhere to retreat.

During a war we don’t have room or time to maneuver, for world opinion is always pressuring us, tying our hands and not making it possible to stop the military operations to provide quiet for ourselves for ten or twenty years. The world loves it when we strike our enemies, but they know that at some point they must stop it for us. Many nations solve their problems with our help and after we finish our job, they immediately stop us and oblige us to sign peace agreements, as a result it imposes we are losing.

If we look at the situation realistically, we find ourselves retreating from security more and more. Every year it is becoming more and more difficult for us to guarantee the existence of the nation. The international position regarding us is becoming more and more rigid, and soon we will find ourselves without external support.

Even the United States is alienating itself from us and also encourages other nations to do so. This accustoms us to rely upon ourselves alone. It is clear that the American Jews support this policy because they suffer from a problem of identity, identification. They would prefer that the nation of Israel would cease to exist, for then nobody would blame them for supporting the nation of Israel.

So we find ourselves isolated from the whole world. This is no longer just a conflict with our neighbors. Incidentally, alliances against Israel are also expanding among them, and as a result of this the entire Muslim world participates in our wars (to one degree or another). Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, all these nations are involved in what is happening today. In addition to all of these, Europe and America are also exerting pressure on us.

If this continues, I don’t know what will happen to us in the next war or in the next campaign, according to what is happening to us today. This time, the United States is openly acting against us. I don’t mean with words, but with deeds. They temporarily closed our airspace, stopped us from destroying the military infrastructure of Hamas and so forth. Generally, the Americans maintain the situation so that the fire can break out again the moment that they want it. But we want to reduce the military threat for a while, to stop the transfer of weapons into Gaza. In brief, I don’t see a chance for the future if we continue to behave as previously. Nevertheless, I don’t see any problem with our continuing to live in peace and quiet, in connection and fellowship with all of our neighbors, not only with them but with all the nations of the world.

It is clear that as of today, every nation depends upon both its neighbors and the whole world. But the solution is found with us, the key is in our hands. After all, we are prepared to change the world so that the spirit of connection, understanding, friendship, contact and even mutual love will permeate everything and obligate all peoples, all nations, to join in a general movement of connection.

This possibility, this remedy is found specifically with the people of Israel. And it is up to us to teach how to activate the good power of connection. It descends upon us, or the opposite, it arises from us, filling everyone and obligating us to reach good, humane ties with everyone.

The whole world requires this. In the Middle Eastern conflict, and in general in the overall development of humanity, we have reached a general internal and external crisis. It extends among the nations and in relationships between nations so much so that we are standing on the threshold of World War III. It is clear to everyone that the situation is dangerous, but we are not ready to stop ourselves. The natural development of human society has rolled along to conditions that are similar to what existed on the eve of the First and Second World Wars. Also today as then, the process is irreversible. Even though we don’t want to enter into war, without a choice we are deteriorating into a state of war and are very close to it.

World-renowned experts suggest this, but they have no solution to the problem. For the first time in history, the general human development indicates that we are advancing towards World War III. We understand but together with this, we see that we are not prepared to resist it, as if a force from Above is building the situation and pushing us into the abyss.

Together with this, it is good that we identify this state in advance and understand the hopelessness of the state that is being created. For at this point the people of Israel can offer the world the method of connection, the method of correction of human society that will prevent war.

Otherwise the Arab-Israeli conflict will seem like something small if the “Arab Spring” extends all over the world. As of today, opposition between large blocks is beginning to be formed: West and East, China, and South America. And in continuation a major conflict between Islam and Christianity will take place. And we will be in the middle. Not only historians have spoken about this, but also our sources….

Question: Is there a threat of religious war?

Answer: A war of civilizations; a war of human purpose. There is a division into large bodies where each has a particular idea about the purpose of creation, the place of their existence within the general system. This is also connected to material values, world control, and spiritual control including spiritual symbols that are perceived by them as something eternal, as of supreme value.

So only we, Israel, can break through the trend, awakening the fundamental positive force of nature, the power that vitalizes it. This can fill all of humanity and awaken it to connection. The essence of this power is connection. So it vitalizes, activates the nature of the still, vegetative, and animate and can also awaken the level of the speaking, provided that we awaken in order to catch and absorb it.
From KabTV’s “A New Life. How to Bring Peace to Israel” 7/24/14

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