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

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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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I have read this book and did not do the research, but everything that is contained in the book as read from an Orthodox viewpoint stands to reason - specifically the bottom line of the book says that ... Read full review

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Father Chacour, the author of this book, is the most accurate portrayal of the true teachings and life of Jesus Christ that I have ever witnessed. Having spent extended time with him in the United ... Read full review


An Urgent Word Before
News in the Wind
Treasures of the Heart
Swept Away
Singled Out
The Bread of Orphans
The Narrowing Way
Grafted In
Tough Miracles
Bridges or Walls?
Work for the Night Is Coming
One Link
My Questions and My Challenge
A Hopeful Word After

The Outcasts
Seeds of Hope

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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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