Cara – I think you are right that in American culture we try to boil complex issues into either “for” or “against”. Sometimes it is that simple – such as on stark moral issues where the Bible makes it clear that this or that is a sin. But most of the times the issues we are grappling with fall in a gray area. Even as we consider the Israel-Palestine conflict we have to recognize the sin, greed and hatred that led to this conflict in the past. The question are you pro-Israel or pro-Palestine leaves little room for fully discussing and understanding the issue. This black and white mentality has led to many passionate yet misinformed people.