And Esau bit Jacob. Forget that Esau ran toward jacob and embraced him and kissed him. The kiss of death perhaps. The hate goes back that far. The French primo intellectual Jean Paul Sartre, a bit of a waffler between Vichy France acceptance and later pro-Zionist, once argued that anti-Semitism has been beneficial to the Jews since it kept them Jewish. Well, a little anti-Semitism can go a long way, but Sartre did have a certain point. When anti-Semitism bites, likes Esau, Jews intuitively know how to respond, to circle the wagons, but when the world is in a philo-Semitic cycle how to handle it becomes more ambiguous with regard to challenges to identity and the temptation to abandon faith for secular paradise. ….Jacob was almost absurdly naive to think that on returning to the Holy Land after a twenty year sojourn in Charan that he could effectuate a reconciliation with Esau, who was on the warpath with four hundred men, despite being appeased by a gist of hundreds of head of livestock. Jacob did vanquish the angel who embodied the spirit of Esau and the rest is a history that continues to be played out. It is even said that Esau the Edomite became ruler of the Germanic lands, which means that history in its often tragic turns can tend to chronically repeat itself….
(see link at end)…The Turks, like Esau, are a strong, forceful, warrior people. They have huge respect for military successes. Their dead warriors are even guaranteed a direct path to Allah. The United States undoubtedly lost a lot of Turkish respect by the Moslem successes on 9/11.
Were they concerned about the Kurdish people gaining their own country? If so, could that be an indication that the Kurds might have come from other peoples, perhaps descendants of the ten tribes of Israel at some time? If so, perhaps their concern would be born out even without Turkish participation in an occupation of Iraq by non-Muslim Americans using their ports, air-space, and airfields.
Were they unduly influenced by the Germans and French in the United Nations opposing the American invasion of Muslim Iraq? There’s been a long-standing alliance between the Germans and Turks. It didn’t end with their defeat at the end of World War 1. The Turks are determined to be a part of the European Union even though many in the European Union really don’t want a Moslem nation in the Union. The EU is predominately Catholic but becoming more Muslim.
But the Turks and Germans have more than a long friendship to hold them together. Esau’s line intermarried with Hittites and others. The Hittites lived in pockets in the land of Israel, in Syria, and in Turkey. Turkey is a mixture of peoples. German scholars in the time of the Kaiser (and the Kaiser himself) believed Germany descended from the ancient Hittites. Why? Because they share similar traditions, ancestral names, an insatiable war-lust, a desire to rule other people, and inherent “superior” qualities that make him think he is better than other nations. Read More:http://www.studiesintheword.org/Turkey.htm