Alastair McPhail

Alastair McPhail

British Consul General to Jerusalem

25th February 2014 Jerusalem, Occupied Palestine Territories

Notice to readers

Dr Alastair McPhail CMG OBE was appointed Her Majesty’s British Consul General to Jerusalem in January 2014.

We are currently updating these pages where he will soon begin blogging about his new post. Please keep an eye out for his first blog.

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2 comments on “Notice to readers

  1. Dear Mr. Mc Phail,
    it ‘s really great to read , that you will starting , writing “new posts” out from Jerusalem. In my opinion it will fill-up the gap between the African Arab countries , Palestine, Israel & the more Eastern (Asian ? ) Arab nations. Nevertheless : This link might also help – if only a little bit – by pushing this entire Arab/Israeli/Palestine peace progress (“2 – States – Solution” into the right , finally peaceful direction to the benfits of all sides.
    Best wishes, liebe Grüßle, Ingo-Steven Wais, Stuttgart

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About Alastair McPhail

Dr Alastair McPhail CMG OBE was appointed Her Majesty’s British
Consul General to Jerusalem in January 2014. Dr McPhail has worked in
the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for 19 years. He was HM Ambassador
to South Sudan from independence on 9 July 2011 until his departure in
March 2013. Prior to becoming Ambassador to South Sudan he was HM Consul
General in Juba from March 2011 until South Sudan became independent
and the Consulate General was upgraded to a sovereign Embassy.
From 1996-2000 he worked on the northern Iraqi Kurdish peace process.
He worked on Sudan from 2000-2005, first as Head of the Egypt, Libya
and Sudan Section in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, then as Head
of the Sudan Unit – the UK’s international team charged with supporting
the Sudan peace process – and finally as the UK Special Representative
for Sudan. Dr McPhail attended every round of the negotiations on the
Comprehensive Peace Agreement from the first session at Machakos to the
final session at Naivasha. After that he took up overseas roles such as
Minister and Deputy Head of Mission in the British Embassy in Rome,
Italy and as the UK Special Envoy to Mali during a hostage crisis.

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