ELCA Presiding Bishop and LWF President Mark Hanson meets Palestinian, Israeli Government Leaders - elca
Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Silvan Shalom, right, greets ELCA Presiding Bishop and LWF President Bishop Mark Hanson, during a brief meeting with LWF leaders Sept. 5 in Jerusalem.  "For us, it is very important to move to a better future, with peace and quiet," Shalom told the Lutherans, adding that Jews and Christians should have "close" relationship.

Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Silvan Shalom, right, greets ELCA Presiding Bishop and LWF President Bishop Mark Hanson, during a brief meeting with LWF leaders Sept. 5 in Jerusalem. "For us, it is very important to move to a better future, with peace and quiet," Shalom told the Lutherans, adding that Jews and Christians should have "close" relationship.