Alistair Dawber

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

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Embarrassment for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after it is revealed he asked for bedroom to be specially fitted on plane he used to travel to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, is facing embarrassment after it was revealed that he asked for a bedroom to be specially fitted to the plane he used to travel to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral last month.

We need to review security for Jews in the West Bank, says Israel’s Economy Minister Naftali Bennett

Israel’s right wing Economy Minister Naftali Bennett says he plans to submit a plan to his colleagues on reviewing security for Jews in the West Bank after claiming that the situation has deteriorated in recent months.

Pakistan’s nuclear weapons mastermind AQ Khan denies advising North Korea and Iran

AQ Khan, the mastermind of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme, has denied any involvement in similar programmes in North Korea and Iran, insisting that the two states have acquired any knowledge in the field from Western sources.

Middle East peace process dealt a blow as Israel gives go-ahead for 300 new homes in West Bank

Hope earlier in the week that a decision to freeze the construction of new Israeli settler homes in the occupied West Bank could renew the moribund peace process were dealt a blow earlier today when it transpired that permission had been granted to build nearly 300 new houses close to the Palestinian administrative capital, Ramallah.

Leading Palestinian religious leader Grand Mufti of Jerusalem arrested for 'encouraging religious disturbances'

Chairs were thrown at a group of Jews touring the Temple Mount, according to police

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Surprise as Israel blocks settlement building in West Bank and East Jerusalem

Move was key demand of Palestinians as precursor to any renewed peace talks

Ben Zygier, the suspected Mossad spy previously known only as Prisoner X

Revealed: 'Prisoner X' botched mission to recover Israeli servicemen's bodies

The latest chapter in the saga in the case of 'Prisoner X' - the former Mossad agent who killed himself in Israel's highest security prison - has revealed that he botched a mission to recover the bodies of three Israeli servicemen from Lebanon, a move that led to the imprisonment one of the Jewish state's prized security assets.

Pro-Syrian regime activists shout slogans during a march against the Israeli attacks on Syria as they rally outside the United Nations offices in the capital Sanaa

President Assad: Syria's military is capable of facing Israel

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has said that his country's military is capable of facing Israel, despite the country's bloody civil war, in his first comments since Israel launched as many as three large attacks on targets inside Syria at the weekend.

'This is not a declaration of war': Israel seeks to reassure Syria over airstrikes that reportedly killed at least 42

The Jewish state has sought to persuade the Syrian government that the attacks - which reportedly killed 42 - were not designed to weaken Bashar al-Assad’s position

'Google is jeopardising the Middle East peace process': Israel’s deputy foreign minister Zeev Elkin hits out at search engine's 'Palestine' homepage decision

Zeev Elkin attacked the company’s decision to change the homepage labelling from ‘Palestinian Territories’ to ‘Palestine’

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