We Jews have a state and a flag, but the mindset of too many Israelis is still mired in golus, galut, the diaspora. As a people, we're still "slaves to Pharoah" though no longer in Egypt. That slave mentality has fully left us.
G-d has taken us physically out of Egypt and the more modern diaspora, Europe, the Americas, India, Africa etc. I just look at my neighbors here in Shiloh and I can see the miraculous ingathering of the millennium of exiles.
We have returned both physically and mentally/spiritually, but not all of our brethren are on the same level.
G-d created us with the power of free will. Yes, it's a power, a strength that can override logic and even G-d's rules and commandments. We human beings aren't angels; we aren't pawns in G-d's chess game with the devil. Some of us learn and accept G-d's will more quickly and others more slowly.
And the road to true independence seems very bumpy. I pray that our "seatbelts" hold us in place. Just like when our forefather Jacob prepared to meet his estranged brother Esau, he prepared in many ways, with military, prayers and gifts, we must always be prepared for every possible scenario and never, ever give up.