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Robert Fisk

Middle East Correspondent

Robert Fisk is The Independent’s multi-award-winning Middle East correspondent, based in Beirut. He has lived in the Arab world for more than 40 years, covering the war in Syria and Lebanon, five Israeli invasions, the Iran-Iraq war, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Algerian civil war, Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, the Bosnian and Kosovo wars, the American invasion and occupation of Iraq and the 2011 Arab revolutions.

Benny Gantz' betrayal of voters marks end of the two-state solution

Mike Pompeo’s brief statement said it all: ‘As for the annexation of the West Bank, the Israelis ultimately make those decisions, so that’s an Israeli decision’

Long Reads

Robert Fisk Who is the real enemy? Government, police or are we the enemy?

Whether it’s the number of deaths, the amount of PPE or the rates of testing, Johnson is about as sloppy with the facts as he was over Brexit. Robert Fisk says we’ve had enough careless talk – the people want the truth 

Iran’s coronavirus outbreak is reminiscent of the Black Death

I doubt if the cruel story of Middle Eastern contagion counts for much in the White House, or among the Sunni monarchs of the Gulf. But its spread is of a speed that past generations in the Middle East would understand

There is little chance of change in Lebanon – only more suffering

The old dream of the protesters continues – the problem is that to end sectarian politics, you need politicians to help you