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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Middle East peace talks set to begin in Washington next week, says Israeli cabinet minister Silvan Shalom

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators could sit down for face-to-face peace talks as early as next Tuesday, according to an Israeli cabinet minister.

Eric Burdon on stage at the 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York in 2010

Animals frontman Eric Burdon withdraws from Israel concert after email threats

He's famous for singing ‘You Gotta Get Outta This Place’ - now he's not turning up at all

Palestinian groups furious as Israeli jeans company Fox sets up shop in Ramallah

Activist says company 'supports occupation' and the Palestinian Authority is violating its own laws by allowing store opening to go ahead

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairing the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem yesterday

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledges referendum on peace deal with Palestinians

Benjamin Netanyahu used his weekly address to the Israeli cabinet today to reiterate his promise that any eventual peace deal with the Palestinians would be put to a referendum.

New road: US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah

US brokers deal on fresh talks for Middle-East peace as Israel promises release of Palestinian 'political prisoners'

Prisoner releases by Israel and Palestinian soft-pedalling at the UN among concessions intended to lead to direct negotiations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Mukataa compound, in the West Bank city of Ramallah

John Kerry brokers Washington meeting to
restart Israeli-Palestinian Middle East peace talks

Breakthrough comes after frantic day of negotiations

John Kerry's peace talks have been blocked by Palestinian officials

Palestinian officials block John Kerry Middle East peace talks

PLO executive committee had been expected to rubber stamp approval

Syria's refugee crisis 'is worst since Rwanda Genocide in 1994'

United Nations officials say war crimes and crimes against humanity are 'the rule' in Syria today

Israeli anger as EU bans funds for West Bank settlements

One official described the measure as 'earthquake' for EU-Israeli relations

Iran’s nuclear ambitions: Israel will not wait until it’s too late, warns Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's prime minister told the US television network CBS that Iran is getting “closer and closer to the bomb”

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