Know of a certainty that the Lord your God will not drive these nations out from before you, anymore; and they will be a snare and an obstacle to you, and a goad in your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land, which the Lord your God has given you. (The Prophets, the Book of Joshua, 23:13)
“They will be a snare and an obstacle to you, and a goad in your sides and thorns in your eyes” means that if we try to correct egoistic desires that cannot yet be worked with, we will find ourselves in their trap.
It is about sorting desires at different levels, meaning how we can work with ever-increasing egoistic desires that constantly arise in us and correct them with the intention to bestow, to love others.
Question: Now, when Jews live in the land of Israel, and the Arab people live next to us, what kind of relationship should there be between us?
Answer: Jews should do their own thing—correct themselves—and not touch anyone or anything until we, with our inner corrections, do so, so that the forces of nature will free us and everyone in the world will understand that this is the Creator.
He is one, the only one for all, and it is in this way that He must be revealed in fusion between all and with Him.
Then we will be able to stop all clashes and outrages by working on ourselves. The spiritual and material must be balanced.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/30/21