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. 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 . Elias Chacourt is a Melkite Catholic priest and a Palestinian. Blood Brothers is at once the story of Elias’ life growing up by the Sea of Galilee and an.

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It was very good at explaining things that might be confusing to Americans that are uneducated about the Middle East. I learned a lot about the history of the Isreali-Palestinian conflict from this book, as well as brlthers encouraged through the example of a modern day saint. The main character is a Palestinian Christian and he is doing wonderful things to change his corner of the world. Let’s stop the polarized conversations.

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This chaocur one man’s story about living and working in that tiny state along the Mediterranean. Having read his book in which only elderly nuns are mentioned, I couldn’t quite imagine him bgothers an advanced age forcing himself on a young woman. Chacour has rebuilt villages destroyed by the conflict, he has established schools and even the only college in Jerusalem that accepts Muslims, Christians, and Jews. One hundred will commend or condemn the ten for their lecture.

I have always disliked nonfiction books and whenever I had to read one for a class it was a labor.

Elias Chacour – Wikipedia

I felt helpless, and still ill equipped to move forward in terms of declaring myself pro- Palestine or pro- Israel. Chcaour if you have been enlightened enough to take the side of the Palestinians — oh, bless your hearts — take our sides, because for once you will be on the right side, right?


Anyways, It was a good book to provide different perspectives! 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.

It chronicles his struggle to reconcile his Melkite Christian faith with his feelings toward Jews who forced his family out of their home village. He touches on controversial questions such as “What behind-the-scenes politics touched off the turmoil in the Middle East? InPalestinian leaders called for a general strike, as they were losing power over their own homeland I was introduced to this book several years ago, when my children were still small and I wanted to find a way to introduce them to this matter but felt that the books I had read on it were too grim to share.

Jack Zhao Puchu Philip A. Aug 13, Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: Being that we are an Orthodox Christian family, I also had some concerns about how the overall Christian connection would be framed.

Elias Chacour

We share the same father, Abraham, and the same God. By early Jews fled Iraq in panic until only 5, remained in the country. Oct 16, Mitchell rated it it was amazing. In they announced their plan to surrender their mandate. If you want to learn about a man who fought demons that we elkas fight and won just enough to make a difference and maybe even you want to do similar this is your book to read.

Blood Brothers – Elias Chacour

I learned in the book that the desire to form a Jewish homeland in Israel did not begin after the Holocaust. Blood Brothers is an autobiography written by Brotheds Chacour. Blooc many years of suffering and turmoil, he found relief by leaving his family to serve God. Blood Brothers is both an authentic picture of the historical development of the current Palestinian issue and a story of the spiritual journey of one man who refused to allow the forces of anger and hatred to consume him.


His life encompasses the entire conflict.

In the end, 15 people were arrested in connection with the bombing, and they were Zionists. Hearing about how Arabs were forced out of their homeland was an eye-opener. The intentions were not necessarily pure either.

He grew up having a strong relationship with Jesus Christ and often went of spiritual walks with Him.

Jan 11, Kathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for emphasising the importance of a balanced stand against violence from all sides and thanks for reigniting a tiny glimmer of hope for peace when people who follow Jesus aim to be spokespeople for reconciliation.

He had to battle his hate and help create peace with those who did terrible t The book was written to tell the story of Elias Chacour. It is so one-sided in favor of the Jews.

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At sixty-five years of age my ambition was to dedicate the rest of my life to prayer, reading and writing, but like Paul on the way to Damascus the Lord seems to tell me that he is the one in control.

I would suggest this book for anyone who wants to learn about a different perspective of some of the conflicts in the Middle East. As he lost everything he had to go to an orphanage with hate in his heart.