As non-Jewish observers, we are going to review a number of major points in their history based on our own understanding of them. We hope that our analyses will help Jews to better understand their own failed self-defenses and start to make them rethink what's necessary for their own survival and ours as well.
Documents show that the Jewish people were forcefully moved by Egyptian, Assyrian, and Babylonian Empires. The Jewish population was smaller then, even there are no detail documents in that time but you can do your estimate of the atrocities committed by that displacement.
The Iranian (Medes + Pars people) Empire under the Cyrus the Great (ca.600 - 529 BCE) was much friendlier to the Jewish people than other powers in the region. It was Cyrus who, after conquering Babylon, allowed the return of the Jews to Israel from their Babylonian Captivity.
The Greek Empire, the Roman Empire (27 B.C.–393 A.D.), the Byzantine Empire all occupied Judaea, the Jewish land, and committed crimes against the Jews as well. After the second revolt of the Jews for their freedom against Rome in 133-135 C.E, the Emperor Hadrian renamed the land Syria Palaestina after the Jews' historic enemies, the non-Semitic Philistines, a sea people from the area around Greece.
The Rise Of Christianity
Jesus of Nazareth (7–2 BC/BCE-26–36 AD/CE), also known by Christians as Jesus Christ, is the central figure of Christianity.
Jesus was a Jew himself. Some believe he was also a rabbi, a religious teacher and scholar.
Jesus lived at the time of the Roman Empire's conquest and occupation of Judaea. Like in many other occupied lands (think France in World War II against the Nazis, Poland afterwards against the Soviet Union, etc.), some Jews collaborated with their mighty conquerors as well. For example, the High Priest himself was appointed by the Roman Emperor. Most Jews, however, longed for God to send a liberator to free them from their tormentors and to usher in a new era of peace and justice among all men. The Jews saw this man as a human tool of God, the Messiah.
Christianity claimed that Jesus was the Messiah. But it also went much further.
Christians claimed that Jesus was God Himself by way of the belief in the Holy Trinity. Jews could not accept this as they worship no man, no matter how great a leader he may be. That's what the pagans all around them did.
As the historic documents and texts reveal, Rome sought out and killed all would-be Messianic leaders of the Jews. They did likewise with Jesus (Yeshua/Yehoshua in Aramaic and Hebrew) of Nazareth. Rome would tolerate no supreme leader there, of any kind, except itself.
Christianity was adopted by Rome as the official religion of the Empire with the conversion of Emperor Constantine in the 4th century C.E. In the early part of that century, Constantine convened the Council of Nicaea where the official beliefs of the new religion were fought over and worked out.
Christianity became the religion of the European peoples and generated much hatred toward the Jews afterwards. Refusing to accept the major changes the new religion, which sprang from their own, made on their own Hebraic monotheism, the Jews were considered a threat by the leaders of the Church and were persecuted as a result. The very people who gave the world the very knowledge of one moral and ethical God in the first place were now proclaimed by the leaders of the new faith to be "unbelievers," "children of the Devil," and "God-killers."
This age old hatred and persecution eventually led, in the 20th century, to the Holocaust in Hitler's Germany. One third of all Jews alive were murdered at this time.