Blair awarded $1m prize for international relations work

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Tony Blair last night received the $1m Dan David prize for leadership at a ceremony at Tel Aviv university, a prize awarded for "achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world."

Blair's office said 90% of the money from the prize – which is named after the international businessman and philanthropist Dan David – would be donated to the Tony Blair faith foundation that promotes religious understanding, by bringing together young people of different faiths across the world to learn directly with, from and about each other.

The former prime minister has been envoy to the Quartet of the EU, the US, Russia and the UN, for the past two years, putting him at the heart of negotiations over one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

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Lorraine Paul - 5/20/2009

The disgusting little lick-spittle will probably need the money for his defence when he is tried in The Hague for his war crimes!!