Millions of Americans - not to mention millions worldwide - look at the Israel-Palestinian conflict through a different lens - that of Biblical prophecy. Here is a link that summarizes some of the beliefs of many evangelical Christians and their view of this conflict: http://www.beliefnet.com/story/106/story_10687_1.html "There have been many recent media reports of this "strange bedfellows" relationship between Jews--here and in Israel--and the conservative Christians who love them, especially since the relationship seems to be influencing government policy. Some have explained it as a result of the declining dependence on Arab oil, which meant leaders here needn't be as allied with Arab countries. Others suggest that after Sept. 11, Americans felt an immediate, gut-wrenching identification with Israelis, who have lived with the Muslim militant threat for decades. But the least understood, and probably most important, reason has been missed by most secular analysts. Evangelicals support Israel because of Biblical prophecy, including passages that tie the survival of Israel to the Second Coming of Jesus."