Rest In Peace Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is a British journalist who visited Syria many times before and after 2011. He was one of the rare western journalists who attempted to judge the situation as it was truly on the ground without having a pre written scenario in his mind.

He is known to have tracked down documents that prove the Saudi connection to extremist Islamic fighters in Syria. How Saudi funded them, yet denied it all along.

He was the first western journalist to document the massacre of Palestinians at Sabra and Shatila by Israel in 1982.

When travelling in Syria he interviewed generals and ministers and gave an interview to Syrian state television.

He wrote many books about the region of the Middle East in general.


The Point of No Return: The Strike which Broke the British in Ulster (1975). London: Times Books/Deutsch. ISBN 0-233-96682-X

In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the Price of Neutrality, 1939–1945 (2001). London: Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-2411-8 (1st ed. 1983).

Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War (3rd ed. 2001). London: Oxford University Press; xxi, 727 pages. ISBN 0-19-280130-9 (1st ed. was 1990).

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East (October 2005) London. Fourth Estate; xxvi, 1366 pages. ISBN 1-84115-007-X

The Age of the Warrior: Selected Writings (2008) London, Fourth Estate ISBN 978-0-00-727073-6

Robert Fisk on Algeria: Why Algeria's Tragedy Matters (2013) Independent Print Limited ISBN 9781633533677

Syria: Descent Into the Abyss


Rest In Peace Robert Fisk

Editor In Chief

Reem Haddad