I saw the movie One Night With The King last night, about the story of Esther in the bible. It is a Hollywood version of the story, so I looked up the story in the bible and read it today.
What an amazing story of God's redemption.
While originally God was angry with His people for not totally annihilating a people, and those people eventually became the enemies of Israel, the story ends up that the people befriend Israel. Instead of Israel wiping them out, they become Israel's friends, and it says later on in the book, that there were those who even became Jews as a result of the influence of the Jews in the land.
That is so amazing - there were conversions, even then.