Michael Laitman
Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

How Should Israel Respond to International Threats?

Beyond the necessary military response, there is a broader solution: we, the people of Israel, need to embrace peace, unity and mutual understanding among ourselves. With these qualities, we can resolve issues with our neighbors and, on a wider scale, bring about global harmony.
I have been emphasizing this need to unite for several years. It is the only way to reach a lasting solution to these problems.
The people of Israel are under immense external pressure because we are not fulfilling our role in contributing positively to the world. We are missing the point if we think that we contribute positively to the world in fields such as science, technology, medicine and innovation in general. Why? It is because those external exports are not the inner essence that the world ultimately needs from us.
What the world needs is for us to set an example of unity among ourselves as a top priority. If we continue with internal animosity, protests and other divisive behaviors, even to the point of harming each other, we will inevitably see the consequences reflected in the increasing hatred from other people and nations toward us.
The internal conflicts that intensified before the war contributed to the war itself and the behavior of those who attacked us. Therefore, our external problems are, at their core, a result of our inner conflicts.
We need to convince ourselves to love one another. As such, global tensions will ease, and the hatred toward us will disappear.
About the Author
Michael Laitman is a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute. Author of over 40 books on spiritual, social and global transformation. His new book, The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism, is available on Amazon: