Blair wins a million dollars for being an outstanding statesman

February 17th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb.17 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has won a million-dollar prize for “achievements that shape and enrich society today”. Blair is to receive the 697,000 pound award from the Dan David Foundation based at Tel Aviv University which describes him as “one of the most outstanding statesmen of our era.”
There was praise for his roles in Northern Ireland and Kosovo, but there is no mention of the conflicts in Afghanistan or Iraq.
According to Sky News, the money would be donated to Blair’’s charity for religious understanding - the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.
Former US vice-president and environmental campaigner Al Gore won the prize last year.
The award will be presented in a ceremony on May 17 at Tel Aviv University. (ANI)

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