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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Blood Brothers – Elias Chacour – Google Books

The original high school has expanded considerably and now includes a kindergarten, primary school, high school and gifted program. No trivia or quizzes yet. Let’s stop the polarized conversations.

Want to Read saving…. The point of reading this for the English class is to show how one person can make a difference; it makes that point pretty well. It can get boring at times and you will lose interest. Chacour dedicated his life to building peace among nations and religions, even though his life and his family’s was upended by the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

I don’t mean to sound like I don’t think the work he is doing is important. What most Americans do not know is that in the late 40s the Israeli zionists forced the Palestinians off of the land on which they and their ancestors had lived for hundreds of years, thus setting off the division and conflict that we live with today.

He thought about Jesus as the peacemaker and wondered how he could emulate Him. Longere, gave this advice during a final lecture: Some of his methods for creating a sense of ownership and hope is to build schools and community centers – much like Greg Mortensen.

One of Elias Chacour’s mentors, Fr. Elias’s father was forced to sell the fig orchard that he lived on and then in a mean twist began to work there as well. Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour.


The townspeople were proud of their ancient Christian heritage and lived at peace with their Jewish neighbors. Blood Brothers was first published by Chosen Books, a Division of Baker Book House Company, back in with several reprintings that followed including my own expanded edition. Overall it was a fine book and had a great story to back it up. Chacour learns to have a compassionate view of his Jewish brothers and works for reconciliation between the various religious and ethnic groups in Israel.

However if you are just looking for a good time and a book you would enjoy, I probably would not recommend this book to you. Fantasy written in page-turner thriller style.

I found his story inspirational, particularly in terms of dealing brpthers those we sometimes view as “enemies”. For him this means telling his personal story of occupation and oppression, while at the same time acknowledging and respecting the majority of Jewish citizens that also loathe violence and oppression. Being poor in spirit and meek is the opposite of what we see in so many of our political leaders and celebrities who flaunt their wealth, fame, and power.

After finishing the book, I wondered if Chacour were still living. Blood Brothers was very relevant to me at the time that I read it. It was jarring to read this.

This is a must read for anyone who thinks they know anything about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

After being ordained, he was assigned to a church that was dying. The newly bloof high school moved from temporary quarters in the community center to the new building as soon as it was ready. One obvious–and unfortunate–explanation for its brthers is this book’s earthly subject remaining so relevant. 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 Regrettably, we often seek justice as the world does.

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. He later studied Bible and Talmud as well as Aramaic and Syriac at the Hebrew University of Jerusalembecoming the first Arab to gain a higher degree there.


Copyrights Blood Brothers from BookRags. Feb 01, grace rated it really liked it.

For me it added realism and a much needed balance in sympathy for both Israel and the Palestinians. 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.

And also helped me to think about what I might do, as a Christian, if Jewish come to my town for rest. So many seemed to think that submitting to humiliation was the only Christian alternative. All of these are detrimental to our relationship with God and others. If you pay attention while reading, you’ll notice how “dumbed down” everything written out in this book had to be for it to reach mass market.

I always thought they were boring and not good to read. Elias Chacour is just a small boy, when his family had close relationships with Jews in his community.

Elias Chacour

This helped me see the story of the Palestinians point of view better by telling the story of what happened to one village and more specifically one family and one man. Oct 10, Dbouse rated it it was amazing. One hundred will commend or condemn the ten for their lecture. The intentions were not brotbers pure either.

Elias Chacour – Wikipedia

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I really enjoyed this book! I do believe this book is worthy because it uses real details from what actually happened not rumors he heard about it. He has been nominated blold the Nobel Peace Prize three times already.