Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

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 their Jewish neighbors. But early in 1947, their idyllic lifestyle was swept away as tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed and nearly one million forced into refugee camps.
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. How was he to respond? He found his answer in the simple, haunting words of the Man of Galilee: "Blessed are the peacemakers."
In Blood Brothers, Chacour blends his riveting life story with historical research to reveal a little-known side of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the birth of modern Israel. He touches on controversial questions such as "What behind-the-scenes politics touched off the turmoil in the Middle East?," "What does Bible prophecy really have to say?," and "Can bitter enemies ever be reconciled?"
Originally published by Chosen Books in 1984 and now expanded with a new introduction by the author, a new foreword by former Secretary of State James A. 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.

Title:Blood Brothers
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780800793210
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  • Matthijs

    Before reading this book I thought I had quite a balanced view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After reading this book I see how I also fell victim to the Israel-as-hero story. No, I didn't appro...

  • Leslie

    1/11 - Read this again for book club and loved it even more than the first time. His messages of peace and love for his fellow men are needed so desperately today. Some of his methods for creating a s...

  • grace

    Ok, this actually was a really good book. It was a true story so that obviously makes it way more inspirational. It was heart-wrenching and the values shown among these people living in dispute is the...

  • Shelli

    Let's stop the polarized conversations. We all need to work for peace. Let's Begin by understanding the Palestinian and Israeli conflict from a Palestinian Christian who lived it, saw his people suffe...

  • Ed

    For those who want to truly understand the morass that is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, this book is a must read. Elias was born in the early 40's to a Palestinian Christian family that dates its ...

  • Rebecca

    Arturo has to read this for his English class, so I read it too. I learned a lot about the Palestinian experience post-WWII, beginning with the arrival of the Zionists and the takeover of land and vil...

  • Rachel B

    4.5 starsThis is both a memoir of the author's work in peacemaking, and a history of the unrest between Israel and Palestine.I knew virtually nothing of the issues between these two nations (only that...

  • Marisa

    The content of the book and the details about Chacour's life are fascinating, but the actual writing of the book is just not that great. I understand that English isn't Chacour's first language, so I ...

  • Melissa

    This book opened my eyes to the personal realities of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Even more than that, it helped me to see how each person matters and that we in the West have a vital part to play ...

  • Dawn

    This is a fascinating story of the formation of Israel from the Palestinian viewpoint;. it will make you re-evaluate the ideas you hold about Israel as a Western Christian....