To the Editor:
Nothing exemplifies the chesed deklippah of Yishmoel
more than the Erez Crossing bombing in Aza three months ago,
where a female homicide bomber pleaded for mercy and then
blew up the very Jews offering her mercy.
In the Kabboloh the manifestation of chesed deklippah
is the nation of Yishmoel where, counterintuitively, the
more chesed shown them, the worse they become. Thus,
financial inducements, soft pedaling, backing down,
negotiating, mollycoddling, bargaining for hostages, "Land
for Peace" etc. only serves to exacerbate their
Soroh Imeinu warned "Expel this bondwoman (Hagar) and her son
(Yishmoel), for the son of this bondwoman must not inherit
(Eretz Yisroel) with my son Yitzchok" (Bereishis 17).
"Four things Hashem regretted having created . . . the
Yishmoelim" (Succa 52).
By Golda Meir and Moshe Dayan's folly of rushing to prevent
the Arabs from fleeing in toto of their own accord in 1967, a
stone for the Israelis' own head was being prepared: "those
that you let remain will be as thorns in your eyes, and as
pricks in your sides, and they will harass you in your land;
and I will do unto you as I thought to do unto them"
It is said that after the encirclement and investment of
Cairo and Damascus in 1973, of Tyre in 1978, and of Beirut in
1982, misguided Israeli leaders repeatedly let them off the
hook e.g. the freeing of the Third Army, the escape of the
PLO, and the reinvigoration and reinstatement of a moribund
Yasser Arafat. In Bilom's final prophecy (Bamidbar 24)
he lamented: "Woe! Who will survive when G-d does this?"
which the Zohar frighteningly interpolates as: "Who
will survive the Yishmoelim at the End of Days?"