Former Prime Minister Tony Blair wins million dollar Israeli leadership prize
The Middle East peace envoy will receive the Dan David Prize for “his exceptional leadership and steadfast determination in helping to engineer agreements and forge lasting solutions to areas in conflict”.
The award is presented by the Dan David Foundation, which is based at Tel Aviv University. Previous recipients include former US presidential candidate and environmental campaigner Al Gore and playwright Tom Stoppard.
A spokesman for Mr Blair said the money will be donated to the former Labour leader’s charity for religious understanding.
Mr Blair is an envoy of the international Quartet on the Middle East peace process, which comprises the US, European Union, United Nations and Russia.
His entry as a Dan David laureate on the prize’s website hails him as “one of the most outstanding statesmen of our era”.
It praises his role in the Northern Ireland peace process and his “steadfast determination and morally…
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