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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Three people cyacour try to do something to settle the issue. We all need to work for peace. You who live in the United States, if you are pro-Israel, on behalf of the Palestinian children I call unto you: As a Palestinian Leias child, Elias Chacour, the author and main character of his book Blood Brothers, was moved from his home during the Nakba. InPalestinian leaders called for a general strike, as they were losing power over their own homeland His mother’s final message to him before she died was, “Be strong, Elias.

So much of the conflict and strife in the Middle East, hatred between Muslims and Jews, comes down to this conflict in Palestine. It was further proof to me that many Palestinians are Christians. But stop interpreting that friendship as an automatic antipathy against me, the Palestinian who is paying the bill for what others have done against my beloved Jewish brothers and sisters in the Holocaust and Auschwitz and elsewhere.


School, church, and family met his needs and nurtured his soul, so he blodo in the security of love and spirituality. Chacour most likely wrote this book for older bood 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.

The chapters seemed to stretch on until there was there was a brief awasis of action and faster reading. But then I read other summaries by people with much more experience than I have.

During the Zionist takeover of Palestine, Israel destroyed Palestinian villages, including Chacour’s. The contents of this book were amazing. Chacour locked the church doors and exhorted chafour to act like Christians and forgive each other. Honestly, after finishing this book, I feel a bit embarrassed that I have gone on for so long so confused by these issues.

It also helped e understand the extent of how harsh the occupation is against the people who lived in Palestine before In a world taut with tension and terror, ths book offers hope-filled insight into living at peace.

Following the aftermath of Hitler, Palestine grudgingly welcomed Zionist Jews and their military. This story is quite inspirational because even though Elias was wronged throughout his life he found the strength to persevere and forgive those that wronged him.

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. Treasures of the Heart. He even goes on to become an award-winning humanitarian.


Blood Brothers Summary & Study Guide

David Hazard Goodreads Author. Growing up in Palestine he dealt with everyday hatred and persecution, becoming an exile in his own land.

I did not dream of this responsibility and this great honor. Any Christian or Muslim or Jew could read this and should.

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He realized that the community was divided between Christian and Arab and chacur the only answer was forgiveness. His life encompasses the entire conflict. We are so uninformed and ignorant. Life as he knew brotners came to a violent and crushing end, however, as World War II ended and Zionist Jews, with their militias, moved into Palestine, confiscating Palestinian land, routing entire villages, and driving the natives from their own land.

Regrettably, we often seek justice as the world does. It is so one-sided in favor of the Jews. Let’s stop the polarized conversations. Imagine you’re a Christian child and a native of the Holy Land, living there as you and your family practice your faith in the chacokr setting of Jesus’ earthly life. After being ordained, he was assigned to a church that was dying. Roosevelt held off the Zionists and wanted to open the free world to the victims of the Holocaust, but Pres.