No, I am saying that the Bible is stating that to be the case. All I did was look at Strong's Concordance, searched the word "clay" & came up with a list of all its' occurances & noted it was always in reference to the House of Israel, the northern ten tribes that were scattered into the nations of the western world at the time of the Assyrian captivity.
So then the Jews would be iron? It says they don't 'mingle.' I guess that could mean that even though they are joined together, they don't lose their identity as separate?
41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. Dan 2
In the Bible, "iron" is the element of which most of the weapons of war are made, just look at the history of the use the Christian west has made of this element to wage war against it's internal as well as external foes
So could we conclude that the warlike elements are coming from the Jews [or maybe on behalf of the Jews], not the [fragile, claylike] Christians? I'm just wondering where you are going with this.
Anyway, it's a fascinating theory.
No, the Jews are not "iron", there are Jews & House of Israel living among Christians who maintain their distinct identity apart from the Christian population among whom they live. Judaism is very distinct from Christianity, but Judaism gave birth to Christianity, which is the reason Jews usually live in relative peace with that segment of the world's religious organizations. If you've noticed there are few Jews living in Moslem, Buddhist, or Hindu cultures; Jews are not permitted to live in those cultures.
Where I'm going with this is very simple to follow: using the Biblical explanation to interpret the symbology of the "clay", you can at the same time understand who the legs & feet of "iron" are. So wherever you find Jews living outside of Israel at the "end time", that is where you discover who the "ten toes" are. And what did you discover? You discovered the world's most powerful Navies (ships of Chittum) & armies did you not?
When you allow the Bible to explain its' own symbols, this disallows wiggle room semantics by those who would seek to insert their own opinions about the interpretation of any of the symbols in the Bible, especially when it comes to Bible prophecy. However, it has been my experience that this only makes the "wiggle room semanticists" very peeved at me to suggest only the Bible can be used to explain the Bible.
The second most basic key to understanding anything in Bible prophecy, is to not "interpret the interpretation". One of the most outstanding examples being the 7 ecclesias of the opening chapters of Revelation. The messenger to John clearly states in Rev 1:9-11 that these are endtime congregations located in specific cities, and what do all the wizards of smarts with books to sell do but twist the clearly stated words of Holy Writ, & falsely declare them to be 2000 years of Christian church history.