Blood Brothers

“Blood Brothers” is the autobiography of Elias Chacour, a Palestinian Christian who grew up in Israel. He related the displacement of his family from his Galilean village by Jewish Zionists in the aftermath of World War II.  Chacour became a Catholic Melkite priest (now an archbishop in Israel), studying in Nazareth, then Paris and later in Jerusalem.  He has been a voice for peace and good will between Jews and Palestinians in Israel.

The book is valuable in that it broadens the perspective of those of us who tend to equate all Palestinians with Muslims and many Palestinians with the PLO.  There are Palestinians and Arabs who are Christians and many have faced persecutions by Jewish Israelis since 1948.