Elias Chacour was the Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and All Galilee of the Melkite Greek . Chacour is the author of two best selling books, Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land. Blood Brothers covers his childhood growing up in. 1 May Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 15 Apr Book Title: Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel. Author: Elias Chacour and David Hazard.

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View all 20 comments. Blood Brothers is Elias Chacour’s own personal story, throughout which he bares his soul chapter by chapter in reflecting on what it was like to be a young boy caught up in the war ofwith the aftermath of dispossession and persecution.

Chacour grows from being a child during the Nakba to a coming of age during the settler colonialism period that followed. It is more to do with Christianity but it still talks of how we should act like our religion says and not have hate in our hearts.

Retrieved from ” https: I thought educating myself would be a nice way to honor that tragedy and every tragedy that’s followed. As brothhers Jewish Christian, I found his Palestinian perspective to be interesting. Archived from the original on 25 April Overall it was a fine bloo and had a great story to back it up.

Elias Chacour

British Lord Balfour supported the creation of bloof national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, while at the same time playing a major role in passing the Aliens Act inwhich expressly sought to exclude Jews from Great Britain.


Elias, seeing the lack of educational opportunities for Arab youth beyond the 8th grade, set about creating a school open to all local children, regardless of religious affiliation. After many years of suffering and turmoil, he found relief by leaving his brotheers to serve God. This book was mediocre at best. This is the Palestinian word for the catastrophy their description for when Zionists arrived in Palestine and forcefully took the land in the Zionist quest to reclaim biblical Israel.

How could there be peace like Jesus talked about in the Beatitudes? Chacour most likely wrote this book for older audiences and if I were to read it again, I feel I would be able to receive a full understanding on everything the author was saying throughout his story.

Views Read Edit View history. Other editions – View all Blood Brothers: He even goes on to become an award-winning humanitarian.

Blood Brothers : The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel

The content of blokd book and the details about Chacour’s life are fascinating, but the actual writing of the book is just not that great. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. He offers you a gripping, true-life account of what really happened at the birth of modern Israel. Return to Book Page.

hlood What is the true root of conflict between Palestinians and Jews? The main character is a young Palestinian boy that lives a happy life in the small village of Briam. Leaving Church Barbara Brown Taylor. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


The most important message about this book is that there’s so much more going on in Israel and Palestine than what meets the eye or crosses our path via western media.

Contents An Urgent Word Before. And he continues to work for peace in the Holy Land. Elias Chacour, author of this book.

The community center he started in Bllod grew into a K school of 2, of Muslims, Christians, and Druze. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Feb 15, Debra George rated it it was amazing.

We do not need one more enemy, for God’s sake. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Elias Chacour is just a small boy, when his family had close relationships with Jews in his community.

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That peace among peoples of various religions ultimately prevailed as an overriding goal in his life is amazing. Any Christian or Muslim or Jew could read this and should. It can get boring at times and you will lose interest.

It was frustrating to read what happened to his family and many other Palestinians and realize that their story is rarely told in the news.