The struggle for the city of Jerusalem is as old as the old and New Testaments of the Bible. So the present struggle for control of the city in the 21st Century, should not surprise you. Many wars have been fought in time past for the control of Jerusalem, often because of the sinful nature of the Israelites in ancient times. The city has been in the control of the Babylonians, the Romans, the Barbarians and during the Ottoman Empire, the Jews and Christian Israelis were scattered as Islamic jihadist took over the biblical land mass of Israel. At that point, Jerusalem remained untouched because of the revered Holy Temple, King Solomon built for God. And the Christian faith propagated by Jesus Christ, whom the Muslims recognized as a Holy Prophet of God born through divine conception by Mary.