These are extracts from an article by Michael Laitman that appeared in the Jerusalem Post.
The nations of the world feel that the Jews cause all their problems. They hate us and fear us because they sense that we possess some secret power or knowledge that gives us dominance over the world.Note the use of the word "sense" instead of "believe". In other words, he himself believes that Jews possess some secret power or knowledge that gives them dominance over the world. He thinks the antisemites are correct about this. This analysis is confirmed in a later passage from the article.
The world we live in is a closed system, like an organism. And like an organism, it seeks to maintain balance and harmony. In biology, we call this homeostasis. In the human society, this balance depends on our unification, and acquiring it depends on the Jewish people. The mitigation of terrorism and violence throughout the world depends on our desire to unite and pass our unity on to the rest of the world, or as Baal Hasulam puts it in “The Arvut” (Mutual Responsibility), “It is upon the Israeli nation to qualify itself and all the people of the world … to develop until they take upon themselves that sublime work of love of others. …The Israeli nation has been constructed as a sort of gateway by which sparks of purity [love of others] would shine upon the whole of the human race the world over.”
Since our globalized world is a single system, whatever we stream through its channels will radiate throughout the entire system. We, the “gateway,” must therefore “project” unity, which will then spread the world over. Unconsciously, people hate Jews because they cannot find balance and harmony until we stream union through the system. And as long as we are immersed in unfounded hatred among ourselves, the emotions we project are all negative. When that negativity finds its expression in the world, it manifests as violence, which finally turns against its root cause—the Jews.Source
Obviously this is voodoo (Joodoo?) nonsense. He is claiming Jews have some mystical power so that when they are united among themselves, it radiates peace and harmony around the world; when they are disunited, it causes global turmoil.
But the article is interesting in several respects. First of all, it is illustrative of how strange Jewish thinking is, as strange as anything we find in Muslims. Second, this strangeness is not confined to the margins. This is a mainstream guy, someone seen as a valid interlocutor for French senators, for example.
Last Sunday, July 17, I had a very interesting conversation with French Senator, Nathalie Goulet, of Normandy, about the Muslim immigration into Europe in general, and the security situation in France in particular.He is also someone who originally pursued a career in science, so this bizarre mysticism is not limited to the scientifically illiterate.
Michael Laitman is a Professor of Ontology and the Theory of Knowledge, a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah, and an MS in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. He began his career as a promising young scientist, but his life took a sharp turn in 1974 when he immigrated to Israel, where he worked for the Israeli Air Force for several years before becoming self-employed.
In 1976, he began his studies of Kabbalah, and in 1979 found Rav Baruch Shalom Halevi Ashlag (the RABASH), the first-born son and successor of Rav Yehuda Leib Halevi Ashlag, known as “Baal HaSulam” for his Sulam (Ladder) commentary on The Book of Zohar. Prof. Laitman was the RABASH’s prime disciple until his teacher’s passing in 1991. After his demise, Laitman continued to write books and teach what he had learned from the RABASH, passing on the methodology of Baal HaSulam.
Prof. Laitman is the author of over 40 books, which have been translated into dozens of languages. He is a sought-after speaker and has written for or been interviewed by The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, Huffington Post, Corriere della Sera, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, The Globe, RAI TV and Bloomberg TV, among others.Source
Significantly, his claim that Jews are responsible for virtually all disharmony in the world, if uttered by a non-Jew, would undoubtedly be denounced as an example of vicious antisemitism and probably result in prosecution. But coming from a Jew, it is considered acceptable.