Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel

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Chosen Books, Feb 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - Andrew Pierce - Goodreads

A fascinating narrative from a man at the heart of the Middle East conflict. A Palestinian Israeli Christian. Honesty and challenge. Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie Snider - Goodreads

This was a great book. It was interesting to follow the young man to adulthood. So many times he thought he wasn't making a difference, but he definitely was! I found the political turmoil going on to ... Read full review

Contents

News in the Wind
19
Treasures of the Heart
31
Swept Away
44
Singled Out
62
The Bread of Orphans
81
The Narrowing Way
92
The Outcasts
111
Seeds of Hope
122
Grafted In
139
Tough Miracles
158
Bridges or Walls?
180
Work for the Night Is Coming
200
One Link
218
My Questions and My Challenge
229
References
239
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About the author (2003)

Elias Chacour (Shah-koor), a Melkite priest, is a graduate of the Seminaire du Saint Sulpice in Paris and the first Palestinian to earn a degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has built schools, libraries, community centers, and youth clubs throughout Israel's Galilee region, where he lives, as a source of reconciliation between Palestinians and Jews. Chacour, who speaks eight languages, has taught in synagogues, mosques, and churches around the world.

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