This animated short by Nina Paley — in the tradition of the best Monty Python music skits — might not be an orthodox history lesson, but it's an accurate depiction of the horrible 6000-year bloodshed in the region of Palestine, with dozens of tribes and nations fighting each other to claim ownership of that land.
Here is a summary on who is killing who in order of appearance — you can see the complete commentary at Paley's blog:
Mamluk of Egypt
State of Israel
The Angel of Death
The situation has always been so ridiculously bad and bloody that seeing it like this is hilarious. This fight of thousands of years for a tiny piece of dry land that nobody has ever really owned just doesn't make any sense at all.—Ed.