Former Guardian Middle East correspondent dies

Former Guardian foreign correspondent and expert on Israel and the Middle East, Eric Silver, has died of pancreatic cancer aged 73.

Silver spent almost 30 years writing for the Guardian from Manchester, London, Jerusalem and Delhi.

In his career he also wrote for The Independent and the Jewish Chronicle and became a regular contributor to the BBC World Service, also appearing on BBC Newsnight CNN.

He also worked as senior editor of the Jerusalem News and Report, contributed to Time magazine, Macleans magazine in Toronto and the Statesman in Calcutta.

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