Eric Silver dies aged 73

Tim McGirk writes on the TIME blog about the funeral of freelancer Eric Silver, a 73 year old originally from Leeds, who made Jerusalem his home and died recently of pancreatic cancer,

Eric turned down a job back in London as a foreign editorial writer to return to Jerusalem as a freelancer. It was a brave, tough choice. Eric and his wife Bridget lived in an ancient stone house on the Street of the Prophets, and Eric would tell the story, with under-stated irony, of how a suicide bomber’s head landed near the Silver’s garden, catapulted there by the blast. link