Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is a multiple award-winning journalist on the Middle East, based in Beirut.

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A Palestinian mourner carries the body of five-month-old girl Lama al-Satri after she was killed in an Israeli air strike the previous day, during her funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

Why do television producers think a grey blob over a dead person’s face shows respect?

Cruelly obliterating their image kills the child a second time

A Palestinian man is left distraught after losing relatives in an air strike

Israel-Gaza conflict: Medical charity official likens job to ‘patching up torture victims in an open-air prison’

Comments by senior Médecins Sans Frontières official expose ethical dilemma of humanitarian work in conflict zones

Damaged copies of Islam's holy book the Koran lie on the rubble from a destroyed mosque following an Israeli military strike in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip

Why doesn't the media ever mention the lack of progress in the Middle East?

No one reminds us that today’s carnage on both sides is an obscene replay

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaking in the West Bank town of Ramallah

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory

Dumping blame for the Holocaust on the Grand Mufti is an insult to its six million victims

A highly incriminating story, if true – but “possible” is hardly the stuff of history

Ofir, the father of Gilad Shaer, 16, hugs a mourner as they stand in front of his son's body during a funeral service at his hometown, the Talmon Jewish settlement, near the West Bank city of Ramallah

Israeli teenagers' funeral: It is obscene when either side kills children – not only Palestinians

In the end it’s all about the colonies Israel is building on Arab land

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond had to admit that weapons given to Syrian rebels had fallen into the Al-Qa’ida hands

Syrian ‘moderates’ aren’t so moderate in Iraq

Who are the 'moderate' rebels President Obama wants to train and arm?

Supporters of Nairobi-based Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste protesting against his imprisonment back in February

Robert Fisk on the jailing of Al-Jazeera journalists: A proxy in the war between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Just as rape is a vile tool of war, so is the jailing of journalists

Al-Qa’ida inspired militants stand with captured Iraqi Army Humvee 150 miles north of Baghdad.

If history and petropolitics teach us anything, it's that the collapse of Iraq shouldn't come as surprise

You only need to go back ten years to see how this was a crisis waiting to happen

The Mayor of Jerusalem (with walking-stick) had tried to surrender the city to them

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: A conqueror shows his respect for the holy city

When Jerusalem surrendered to the British, General Edmund Allenby stage-managed his triumph perfectly

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