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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Let’s Begin by understanding the Palestinian and Israeli conflict from a Palestinian Christian who lived it, saw his people suffer and has been working for peace many many years.

His mother’s final message to him before she died was, “Be strong, Elias. Elias grew up and struggled to cope with his anger towards t Blood Brothers is about a man name Elias Chacour who was raised in Palestine in the s. Like for some reason, I thought that most of the middle east was Muslim except for a couple Jews sprinkled around, But now I know that there were small towns of Christians praising the same God as me.

I learned in the book that the desire to form a Jewish homeland in Israel did not begin after the Holocaust. In recognition of his humanitarian efforts he has received honors including the World Methodist Peace Award, the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneurthe Peacemakers in Action Award from the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understandingand the Niwano Peace Prize Japan as well as honorary doctorates from five universities including Duke and Emory.

Elias uses decent descriptives and word choice, touching on each scene long enough for you to get a glimpse of what he meant. Oct 10, Aaron H.


Blood Brothers Summary & Study Guide

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. It is the opposite of being arrogant and selfish. So much of the conflict and strife in the Middle East, hatred between Muslims and Jews, comes down to this conflict in Palestine. H rated it liked it.

I don’t care pages much about the work that is happening there. It also made me realise the strange and questionable role the West played in founding the state of Israel and looking the other way when oppression got nasty.

From there it went straight down hill. What role did Britain play? He works to unify the church and through this process he finds the will to forgive the ones who wronged him.

He has received praise and honor from fellow Christians, Muslims, and the Israeli government, so much so, that he was named Man of the Year in Israel. David Hazard Goodreads Author. 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. Three people will try to do something to settle the issue.

Read more from the Study Guide. British Lord Balfour supported the creation of a 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.

Because I believe that we all need to be informed so that we can make a change, and we do need to make a change. But violence increased and inthe protests were finally crushed. Refresh and try again. He argued that the immigrating Jews should help Palestinians find their own identity and open to them the new Jewish hospitals, schools, and reading rooms He describes himself as a “Palestinian-Arab-Christian-Israeli”.


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. While I did like the intense and brutal action scene, I found the multiple pages of historical content a little overwhelming. In Jewish Zionists aligned themselves with Britain’s Christian Restorationists, a group that believed they might bring to pass the second coming of Christ by creating a state of Israel.

Even tho this book may have been boring at times, it did teach me a lot about what it was like to be a Palestinian christian at this time. Of course, as the back cover states, “this is a story about people.

While that’s typical of a non fiction book, it is very telling of the situation: It was during this latter phase, as many fellow Christians were struggling to hold onto their faith, that our main character began to realize he was being called to serve the church. Since it is pretty close with Israel, or almost used to be part of them, I thought the majority of them are obviously Jews.

Blood Brothers Summary & Study Guide

I really enjoyed this book. They have lived in poverty and fear. All of these accomplishments lead to him to gain the admiration of his people, and eventually even the respect of Israeli officials and world leaders. Aug 13, Bryce rated it it was amazing.

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