I wonder if you've received further clarification regarding the direction the people of the Middle East represent?
They represent the direction of Without. The people of Israel also represent the direction of Within, however†.
Because nations with the perspective from the direction of Within (such as the Israelis and Jews in general), tend to be empathically connected to one another, the suffering of the holocaust lingers painfully within all Jews; it lies like a wound in the Jewish psyche that does not easily heal.
†See: How They Access Reality