Turkey and Israel: Premature Optimism for Normalization

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leaves Chatham House on May 14, 2018 in London, England. Mr Erdogan arrives to speaks at Chatham House during his three-day visit to the UK, which includes a closing lecture at the Tatlidil Forum in Oxford, an audience with The Queen and talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Gatestone Institute: It would be childish to believe that the man whose political formation was based on a militant expanse of anti-Zionism as raison d’être was not anti-Israeli, but had merely been under the influence of advisors who no longer hold sway. Erdoğan is anti-Israeli today as he was 40, 30, 20 and 10 years ago.

  • In August, The Telegraph revealed that Ankara had granted citizenship and passports to “senior operatives of a Hamas terrorist cell” …. Also in August, Erdoğan met in Istanbul with Hamas’s senior military leader, Saleh al-Arouri, and senior political leader, Ismail Haniyeh.
  • These are not blurred memories from distant past…. They follow an ideological pattern of hostility along religious lines. They do not make Erdoğan a reliable partner for peace. Read More …

Opinion: It is not only childish for Recep Erdogan to pretend to be softening towards Israel after he openly embraced Hamas …

Hamas delegation tells Erdogan of Gaza's dire situation, Temple Mount 'danger' | The Times of Israel

… it is also prophetic.

After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety. Ezekiel 38:8 NIV

Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani tout alliance, eye US for next move - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

You see Ezekiel 38:1-6 NIV prophesies that Turkey (Gomer) will join in with Gog, a prince of Russia (Rosh), Persia (Iran) and 4 north African allies, in an attempt to take the vast wealth (plunder Ez. 38:13 NIV) of the Jewish state and eliminate Israel once and for all.

Could it be that Erdogan is playing possum to trick Israel into letting her guard down?

See more on the war of Gog and Magog here and you tell me.