Alistair Dawber is The Independent’s Jerusalem correspondent. The paper’s former foreign editor and deputy foreign editor, Alistair joined The Independent in 2008 as a business correspondent. He is a Liverpool fan, in exile
12 June 2014 12:00 AM
It’s back! For decades a huge Tio Pepe advertising sign hung over Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol until 2011 when, to the dismay of many Madrileños, it was taken down at the request of the new owners’ of the building it was attached to as part of a renovation effort. They subsequently decided the 78-foot-long illuminated sign did not suit their tastes.
21 May 2014 12:00 AM
Will it be Cibeles or Neptuno? By Saturday evening one of the fountains that dissect Madrid’s main thoroughfare, the Castellana, will be packed with fans of either Real or Atletico.
10 April 2014 05:03 PM
This excellent account charts the highs and lows of the working classes
04 March 2014 12:01 AM
20 February 2014 05:36 PM
When I first visited Israel, crossing the border in the south of the country from Jordan, the burly (and as ever, heavily armed) guard at passport control asked, rather bizarrely it felt at the time, how we had heard of Israel. An odd question perhaps, but in retrospect, he probably meant what were our views on the Jewish state: whether we supported the Zionist project or whether our sympathies lay with the occupied Palestinians.
13 February 2014 12:00 AM
It is World Cup year, and that can mean only two things: crushing disappointment for England fans (our own fault for believing the impossible) and taxi drivers everywhere displaying faux patriotism by attaching plastic St George’s crosses to their cabs.
05 December 2013 08:46 PM
The worst day of violence in the Central African Republic since Muslim-led rebels overthrew the Christian president in March has resulted in swift action from the United Nations
'Iran will still make a nuclear bomb': Israel’s ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub argues the Geneva deal endangers us all
27 November 2013 12:00 AM
Daniel Taub tells Alistair Dawber that the Jewish state may be prepared to forge deals with long-standing enemies in the Middle East to counter what he describes as ‘Tehran-sponsored Shia alliances’
31 October 2013 12:00 AM
If there’s one golden rule of spycraft, it must surely be – don’t get caught.
29 October 2013 12:00 AM
Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
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