Baal HaSulam, The Writings of the Last Generation: It is a fact that Israel is hated by all the nations, whether for religious, racial, capitalist, communist, or for cosmopolitan reasons, etc. It is so because the hatred precedes all reasons, but each merely resolves its loathing according to its own psychology. No counsel will help here, except to initiate international, moral, and Altruistic Communism among all nations.
Question: Why do the nations of the world have this feeling of hatred toward Israel?
Answer: The nations of the world sense their own empty egoism, their own unfulfilled desires, and at the same time, feel that their fulfillment of these desires must come through the nation of Israel. Since it is not coming, they consider Jews to be the number one problem in their lives. They connect all suffering with what they perceive as our not giving them enough, not bringing to them that which they consider a necessity.
Question: Why do the nations of the world intuitively feel this hatred, but Israel does not sense what is wanted of them?
Answer: The extent to which the nations of the world hate Israel is the extent to which Israel hates Kabbalah. We see this in the example of Baal HaSulam. Kabbalists were always unwelcomed, unloved, and subjected to exile.
The cause of the hatred in both instances is one and the same: the desire to attain the Creator, toward adhesion with the Creator. This is hateful to the nation of Israel and even more so to the nations of the world because it steers them toward a completely opposite course from the one of our world.
The nations of the world hate Israel for its general striving toward revelation of the upper world, and the nation of Israel hates the Kabbalists for its specific, individual striving toward this.
This formula will exist until such time as a certain turning point is reached and people come to understand that it is actually the Kabbalists who have the solution to the problem, the key to it.
Judaism must present something new to the nations. This is what they expect from the return of Israel to the land! It is not in other teachings, for in that we never innovated. In them, we have always been their disciples. Rather, it is the wisdom of religion, justice, and peace. In this, most nations are our disciples, and this wisdom is attributed to us alone.
By “Judaism,” Baal HaSulam meant the Torah, Kabbalah. “…return of Israel to the land…” signifies the rise to the upper world – to Bina.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation,” 11/20/17