This post reminds me of wisdom from George Washington’s Farewell Address:
“Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.”
The patriot, in Washington’s view, needs to take an enlarged view of human affairs. So, too, the Hebraic leader.