In 1914, the then-British colony was transformed in a way that forged bitter rivalries between the Christian South and Muslim North.
The synagogue attack recalls a history of centuries of fighting over the ancient city.
As the Middle East ripples and swells with battle, the small religious minority is not a party to the fight.
The Islamic State is trying to change the map created after World War I. America's Kurdish allies have a different outcome in mind.
The date June 28 has resonated across the Balkans for hundreds of years. Why this year's observance is particularly poignant.
Analysis: Modern conflicts in Iraq, Nigeria and the Holy Land all have origins in what was once called "the war to end all wars."