Tony Blair wins $1 million Israeli leadership award

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Tony Blair wins $1 million Israeli leadership award

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Former prime minister Tony Blair has won $1m (£697,000) for his leadership on the world stage.

Mr Blair, now a Middle East envoy, will receive the Dan David Prize at Tel Aviv University in Israel in May.

It marks his "foresight", "exceptional intelligence" and "steadfast determination" to end conflicts.

Mr Blair's spokesman said the money would be donated to the former Labour leader's recently set up charity for [b]religious understanding. [...]

Earlier this month the former prime minister was welcomed as a "very good friend" by US President Barack Obama, as he gave a speech at the traditional National Prayer Breakfast.

When I read about the National Prayer Breakfast, I lost my lunch.