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The modern conflict over the Holy Land isn´t the first of its kind.
The Jews have distant and almost forgotten cousins since biblical times, the Samaritans, of which only a couple of hundreds are left today. A new light on ancient conflicts in the Holy Land is cast by excavations in the West Bank that have unveiled a Yaveh temple that predates its cousin in Jerusalem and may have been edited out of the bible because of jewish/samaritan rivalries....
Israel'sOther Temple: Research RevealsAncientStruggle over Holy Land Supremacy - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International