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
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
24 October 2013 12:00 AM
29 September 2013 06:44 PM
The Jewish state’s nuclear deterrent is something it wants everyone to know about, but won’t acknowledge
27 September 2013 12:00 AM
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
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