Rabbi Menachem Froman (also spelled Fruman) is a remarkable religious peacemaker who defies all conventional descriptions and stereotypes. He lives on a settlement in the West Bank, yet Yasser Arafat called him his "brother" and he has had extensive relations with religious Muslims, including those from Hamas. Ibrahim Abu el-Hawa is also a religious peacemaker. He is a Muslim living in East Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives. He embodies the principle of "love thy neighbour".
The two men have been friends for many years, and at this time Ibrahim was a guest at the wedding of one of Rabbi Froman's daughthers.