As a child, Elias Chacour lived in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. The townspeople were proud of their ancient Christian heritage and lived at peace with. Book Title: Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel. Author: Elias Chacour and David Hazard. Elias Chacour enjoyed a simple childhood in Biram, a small village in Galilee. School, church, and family met his needs and nurtured his soul, so he grew in the .

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We should not curse another man but yet we do, we should not have prejudice but yet we do. He thought about Jesus as the peacemaker and wondered how he could emulate Him. So I was reasonably well informed before starting this book, but Blood Brothers gave me a more personal, home-grown perspective.

During the Zionist takeover of Palestine, Israel destroyed Palestinian villages, including Chacour’s. A unique and unforgettable book, “Blood Brothers” is the moving story of Elias Chacour, a Palestinian Christian who has a deep love for Jews and Palestinians alike. Apr 23, Rebecca chacur it liked it Shelves: What most Americans do not know is that in the late 40s the Israeli zionists forced the Palestinians off of the land on which brohhers and their ancestors had lived for hundreds of years, thus setting off the division brotgers conflict that we live with today.

If you are the type of person who reads for enjoyment and likes to be captivated by what you read, then I do not recommend this book for you. After reading this book I see how I also fell victim to the Israel-as-hero story. Brotherx Zhao Puchu Philip A. Elias was born in the early 40’s to a Palestinian Christian family that dates its roots back to New Testament times. What does Bible prophecy really have to say?


Chacour was eventually chacohr to seminary and became a priest and then a bishop. Ok, this actually was a really good book. Chacour said elixs was looking for peace. I don’t care pages much about the work that is happening there. This book helped me to look at many things in different perspective. I learned in the book that the desire to form a Jewish homeland in Israel did not begin after the Holocaust.

They need your friendship. This book has been translated into more than twenty languages.

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Many Zionists chaocur ill at ease with those who insisted on Jewish “predominance” in Palestine. Preserved in print, its reverberating theme now climaxes as a call for a peaceful resolution before the coffin permanently closes on the two-state solution.

Account Options Sign in. Roosevelt held off the Zionists and wanted to open the free world to the victims of the Holocaust, but Pres. One friend even angrily exclaimed to me one day that the Israelis should simply kill every Palestinian. Chacour provides his scattering flock with comfort, inspiration and enduring strength. I understand that English isn’t Chacour’s first language, so I feel guilty criticizing his writing, but it’s overly simplistic and reads in a juvenile manner.

All of these accomplishments lead to him to gain the admiration of his people, and eventually even the respect of Israeli officials and world leaders. As Eli This book was written based on the life of Elias Chacour.

Blood Brothers – Elias Chacour

However, if the audience was just people who enjoyed reading non-fiction books about the Middle East, then I say it is perfect. Blood Brothers was very relevant to me at the time that I read it. Soon though, Israeli soldiers invade the village, first living alongside the villagers, but later forcing an evacuation.

An exile in his native land, Elias began a years-long struggle with his love for the Jewish people and the world’s misunderstanding of his own people, the Palestinians. Can bitter enemies ever be reconciled? Longere, gave this advice during a final lecture: As a result, brotherw might not be exact. Please excuse any bad English or strange grammar.


Several people from my church started a Holy Land team and regularly visit Palestine.

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Everything we read and hear has to to with framing them all as terrorists. In addition, many visitors, fact-finding missions, and pilgrims have come to Ibillin. Blood Brothers covers his childhood growing up in the town of Biram, his development into a young man, and his early years as a priest in Ibillin. Elias helped create some peace and love in the Middle East, a place with extreme conflict while fighting personal demons.

The reason I read fiction is that it is the condensed idea an author came up with and therefore is chalk full of new and interesting ideas. Oct 10, Aaron H. As he recounts his life story, he combines the history of Christianity in the Middle East with a new perspecitve on Bible prophecy and the Zionist movement.

Both brothes I eoias thought about Christians in Palestine before. So many seemed to think that submitting to humiliation was the only Christian alternative. He explains some of the conflicts that he and other villages faced in northern Galilee in and how he dealt with it then and later on in his life.

He lived at peace with his neighbors until the end of World War 2 when zionists started to take over the land.