“‘This area will house thousands of families who will join those who already live there. We will focus on tourism and agriculture to revitalize the area that will protect against al-Qaeda, the Islamic state, Hezbollah and all of Israel’s enemies. The Golan is an integral part of the State of Israel. In this turbulent region, Israel is a source of stability, is the solution, not the problem. Many countries in the region recognize that Israel is a buffer between Islamic extremism and terrorist groups that seek to conquer first Syria and then the world. Many recognize our strength and by many receive cooperation proposals. We will continue to maintain secure our northern border. A few kilometers away is raging the war, but not in this area. Our enemies know that if attacked, we would reply without mercy .’ …
“Statements that triggered the immediate reaction of Damascus who said it was ready for a new war. ‘I guarantee that this is an occupied territory that violates international law,’ said an annoyed Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad – ‘We will resume there the plateau by any means.’
“‘All options are on the table, we are ready to do anything to return the Golan to the motherland. Having won the war against terrorism, we could start another against Israel.’ Mekdad called on all the ‘Arab nation’ to support Syria against Israel, accusing the latter of coordinating all the terrorist attacks that occurred in the war-torn country.”
Answer: We cannot hand over and surrender the Golan Heights as it is a strategically important area for the military.
When we surrendered the Sinai to Egypt, it was because in that case there was someone to negotiate with. In that case, a consensus was reached on both sides. But with Syria it is impossible to reach an agreement. It is a permanent enemy that finances Hezbollah and drives all the terrorist organizations against us.
If there were someone there with whom it would be possible to talk, as there was in Egypt, it would be possible to reach a similar agreement or at least achieve a particular rapprochement and make connections on both sides that both sides would need: mutual aid, trade, and so forth, which is most crucial for Syria!
Question: Will there come a time when Syria will understand that its citizens can receive medical care from us and that it will be possible for us to take a vacation there? In the past, Beirut was the pearl of the East, and today its situation is unclear. Perhaps this is an ideal picture, but can we achieve such a life?
Answer: I believe that it is up to us to aspire to a higher life and not this life. This would be a life in which all of us would connect through our spiritual states above the physical world. To connect with each other, we would not need trains that will travel from Rosh Hanikra to Beirut or Damascus.
Humanity needs a completely new approach toward rapprochement. In our day, we are gradually approaching the next dimension in the relationships between us, in the way we feel our world. Humanity is beginning to feel that it wants to break away from materiality and exist above it.
Completely different forces are coming to the fore in this world and we must learn to manage them. The wisdom of Kabbalah makes it possible to do this. It is up to us to teach it to all the other peoples of the world and be what is called a “Light to the nations” (Isaiah 49:6). Only in such a manner will it be possible to attain a solution to the problems of the Golan Heights and all the rest.
Question: Is it possible to get along without pushing everyone into a blind alley and suffering?
Answer: No, it is impossible. A blind alley must be expressed in an absolutely clear and tangible way, as tremendous stress, as a lack of understanding, as the impossibility of finding a solution to the conflict.
It is possible to reach this not through war, not through great suffering, not through the eruption of volcanoes, earthquakes, falling bombs, and choking gases. This is a dead end that will be felt as hopelessness—not on the physical level but on the spiritual level.
Then all the results will occur in rapid processes, and we will start to understand in a short time that nothing will be resolved in a different way. We and “our opponents” must rise to this level.
We will meet together and reach an agreement because reality will be revealed in front of us. We are in it and there is no other way out!
Why should everything be destroyed, broken, and annihilated; why should masses of people be condemned to death?! What will be the outcome in the end, more destruction?! We see what is happening in the neighboring nations: Syria, Lebanon, even in Egypt, Jordan! The Gaza Strip could not be rebuilt after the war.
It is possible to understand their bitterness. When they see that Israel is prospering and they are in such a lowly state, it is impossible for them to do anything except go out and proclaim loudly: “We will show them!”
This is exactly what must bring the Jewish people to recognize that we are in a state of war not with our neighbors, but with the entire world, and now the entire world will “squeeze” us to the end. The way out will only be if we proclaim to the world that “This is the reason for our existence!” We must unite and show the world an example of how to unite, to bring the world out from a total collapse.
Let’s all begin to deal with this together. Good luck!
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/19/16