Ian Black was Middle East editor of the Guardian until 2016. In over 35 years he was also the paper's Jerusalem Correspondent, Diplomatic Editor, European Editor and Chief Foreign Editorial Writer. He has covered major events in the Middle East, from the Iran-Iraq War to the Palestinian Intifadas and the Arab Spring. He is now a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Zionism and the Arabs, 1936-1939 and Israel's Secret Wars (with Benny Morris), and appears regularly on BBC TV and radio, Sky News and Al-Jazeera.