Originally Posted by rstone
While it is true that King David, from 1020 BC to 965 BC and King Soloman from 965 BC to 922 BC did rule this land, it was short lived. In 926BC the Egyptians captured Jerusalem and allowed the house of David to to flourish until 587 BC when the King of Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and all Jews were either killed, exiled or taken prisoner.
Regardless of what you believe, according to a number of historians and scholars, many of the Arabs of Jerusalem today, indeed the majority of Palestinian Arabs, are descendants of the ancient Jebusites and Canaanites. That is all that matters.
Kidding me again, aren't you?
Can't resist: how could they make Jesus Christ crucified if there weren't any of them? Oh my poor darling..
Jews came back after King Kir Of Persia destroyed Babylonians.
They lived there happily until the Diadoches, Antioch of Syria to be exact, started to prosecute them.
Then Maccabbees have arised and Israel/Judea was free again.
Then the Romans came.
They managed to rule Judea/Israel for some time. Then there was an Uprising (google Josef Flavius my poor darling uneducated history student).
Then Flavians (Bespasianus and then his son Titus) were faced with Judea uprising. Titus destroyed the second temple. Jews were conquered and left without their country for 2000 years.
In 1948, thanks to the UK, Soviet and Belorussia representatives Jewish State was declared. Only to be attacked by the next morning by organized arab armed forces leaded by British General.
The rest is history. Or the history is the rest.