I couldn't agree more with this article- the Israeli-Palestinian conflict polarizes people like no other issue I know of. There are points in history where I think Israel was in the wrong. There are points in history where I think Palestinians were in the wrong. This issue is not black and white. Bradley Burston stated it perfectly; "It will require a conscious decision to get past the idea that Israel must lose if Palestine is to win, and vice versa." If only more people could realize this. I lived in Jerusalem for a while and could empathize with both sides of the conflict on various points. The issue is very much grey.
Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian crossing Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'