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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brother I had to read this book for a class, therefore I thought this is going to be a boring book. 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. Hearing about how Arabs were forced out of their homeland was an eye-opener.

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Being that we are an Orthodox Christian family, I also had some concerns about how the overall Christian connection would be framed. Baker III, and a “Since Then” epilogue by writer David Hazard, this compelling book offers readers hope-filled insight into living at peace in the most volatile region of the world.

Elias grew up and struggled to cope with his anger towards the zionists he still wanted to make peace within his own people. 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. I have always disliked nonfiction books and whenever I had to read one for a class it was a labor. Elias struggled to love the Jews, and he struggles to clarify the misunderstanding of his people.


From inside the book. He as a child watched his family be stripped of their home and have everything taken from him and so he had to leave his family and go to an orphanage. I also feel guilty for not loving this book when I greatly admire the work this man has done, how dedicated he is to doing what he can to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

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They get the job but alas the pay is not enough to sustain the family so Elias is sent to an orphanage in the hope that he will be able to have a better life. It doesn’t feel r The content of the book and the details about Chacour’s brotherx are fascinating, but the actual writing of the book is just not that great.

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If at this point the boy had elis to rescue his village and succeeded or at least failed in the effort it might have been ok. It is the opposite of being arrogant and selfish. Several people from my church started a Holy Land team and regularly visit Palestine. He and his family had to flee their orchards and house to settle in a nearby village that was much more shabby than their own.

People who enjoy history, conflict, the Middle East, and details that seemed to stretch on forever should totally read this book. One thousand people will argue about the problem. Oct 10, Dbouse rated it it was amazing.

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The men of Galilee are able to help him with a saying. But stop interpreting that friendship as an automatic antipathy against me, the Palestinian who is brotbers the bill for what others have done against my beloved Jewish brothers and sisters in the Holocaust and Auschwitz and elsewhere. Lists with This Book.


He tells a touching story about arriving in the deeply fractured city of Ibillin, where he arranged to have three nuns visit and reach out to the villagers.

I live in life and if i spent the hours it took too read a nonfiction book just living my life i would be equally mentally stimulated. I always thought they were boring and not good to read. For me it added realism and a much needed balance in sympathy for both Israel and the Palestinians. Elias Blood grew up in Biram, a relatively small town in Galilee. In the book you watch the painful transition of a peaceful village in which the town’s only rifle was buried out of concern for violence, to occupation, distrust, and ultimately war.

The Zionist lobbyists argued that admission to Palestine was the “only hope of survival” for the Jewish people. Trivia About Blood Brothers. Broters do not need such friendship. The only reason I read a book is to have my imagination stimulated by interesting new ideas and real life does not on the whole do that for me.