Jerusalem, the Holy City, is revered by three groups of people. For Jews, it is holy because that is where King David built the Temple. Muslims hold Jerusalem sacred because it is where their prophet, Mohammed was said to have been transported to heaven. Christians, revere the Holy City because it was where Jesus ministered to the people, died, rose again and then ascended to heaven.
The battle being fought at this point in history is between the Jewish people and the Muslims. They are fighting for physical possession of the city. They can fight and manipulate, but it won’t change the outcome. Jerusalem belongs to the Jews and to God. Jesus called it, “The apple of my eye.” The final battle will be fought one day and then Jesus Himself will be victorious against al the nations who come against Jerusalem. He will reign from His throne in Jerusalem for 1000-years (millennial kingdom).
“For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye” (Zechariah 2:8).