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.