That is why one king of the Canaanite nations (Balak) asked Balaam to curse Israel, because the lowest emotions, passions and instincts ("the nations") do not recognize God's love as the creator and sustainer of all, neither love's redeeming essence. Hence, Israel as the bearer of this sublime awareness, becomes the permanent enemy of the nations.
Ultimately, the lowest levels of human consciousness yearn to live and die in love's ways and attributes, the ways the children of Israel are destined to follow and manifest as the light for the nations (“To be light for the nations.” [Isaiah 42:6, 49:6]). This means to be the light of the world.
Even the lower aspects and expressions recognize the goodness of love manifest by the positive aspects of human consciousness (represented by Israel) the Creator wants us to live by.
In this awareness we have to reveal God's love concealed by illusions and regain Him as our Redeemer from them.
In this way, Israel's destiny is achieved.
As we have pointed out in this blog, the "anger" of God's love is just the anger we experience when we live the emptiness of our separation from Him after we choose to follow our lower emotions, passions and instincts instead of His ways and attributes.
In this sense, when our highest traits (“the leaders of Israel”) fall into the lowest passions (idolatry), they must be elevated (“hang them”) in order to let love become our true identity, and be able to live in consonance with God's will. This as the opposite to living with the "flaring anger" we suffer when we separate from Him.