Question: Marcus Klingberg died. He was a Soviet spy who was arrested in 1983 by the Israeli security services. He sat in an Israeli prison for twenty years, then lived in Paris with his daughter, and lived a peaceful life there until the age of 97.
What can you say about spies who are working against Israel?
Answer: I don’t understand the psychology of these people. How is it possible to act to the detriment of your homeland, your nation?
There always have been these kinds of comrades, both socialists and communists, loyal to their ideology or religious extremists like the members of Neturei Karta, who come out sharply against the existence of the nation of Israel and are ready to sell it out to anyone. I can’t imagine how it is possible to understand and comprehend treason against a homeland.
Question: I think that half of the Jews in the United States today are working against Israel, but no one puts them in jail.
Answer: I have given lectures in North America, all over the United States, and I have spoken everywhere about the role of the people of Israel, and how we are to blame for everything that is happening to us from a spiritual aspect. The reaction was immediate, thunderous applause!
That is how I tested the audience. In truth, among them were also those who jumped up and shouted, “How can you say something like this?” However, they were individuals, and I was ready to embrace them.
Many American Jews don’t want any connection with Israel and generally would like to disconnect from it completely. This is a normal characteristic of Jews. As soon as we lose the spiritual idea, we immediately return to our beastly roots, meaning to ancient Babylon when we were not yet connected.
We don’t have any genetic connection with each other because we united due to the call of Abraham to create a new people based on the idea of “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). If we fall from this level, then we are no longer a people, but just separate particles, like nuts in a single sack.
The sack ties them, and they rattle inside. They don’t want to be in connection with each other and scatter at the first opportunity. If the Jews have no aspiration to a common spiritual goal through which Abraham united us under a single umbrella, making as one people, then we are not a people; we are nothing!
From KabTV’s “Conversations with Michael Laitman” 12/1/15