Jews and Arabs, Semitic peoples, have historic associations going back 3,500.years. Jews are descendants of Abraham through his son Isaac. Arabs are descendants of Abraham through his son Ishmael. Hostilities between Jews and Arabs date from the beginning of the history of mankind.
2107 Jerusalem named Salem by Melchizedek.
1000 Jerusalem was occupied by King David.
960 King Solomon built the first Temple.
918 Jerusalem was occupied by Pharaoh Shishak.
701 Assyrian Siege by Sennacherib.
587 Destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar.
332 Jerusalem surrendered to the Macedonians.
63 Jerusalem was captured by Pompey.
70 Destruction of Temple by Titus.
636 Capitulation of Jerusalem to Omar the Khalif.
1070 Jerusalem ruled by Turcomans.
1099 First Crusade under Godfrey de Bouillon; conquered Jerusalem.
1187 Moslems under Saladin reconquered Jerusalem.
1229 Frederick II obtained Jerusalem by treaty truce.
1517 Turkish conquest of Jerusalem.
1542 Present wall built by Suleiman the Magnificent.
1917 Jerusalem surrendered to the British troops.