The Rev. Mitri Raheb, center, talks with John Payne, husband of ELCA New England Synod bishop Margaret Payne, Jan. 10 in Bethlehem.
North American Lutheran bishops, spouses and staff took a walking tour Jan. 10 of Hebron, a conflicted city in the West Bank. Their hosts were members of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel, one of whom explains the situation in Hebron.
Israeli settlers live right in the city of Hebron, protected by Israeli Defense Forces. Behind this wall is a synagogue.