Tag: Tony Blair

Tony Blair’s Middle East role could be ‘reconfigured’

The ex-prime minister has represented the Quartet – the US, EU, UN and Russia – since 2007 in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.   The Financial Times said Mr Blair hoped to “reconfigure” the role but wanted to remain involved in the peace process.   The paper quoted US sources saying his current […]

Why Tony Blair could never succeed in the Middle East

As Middle East envoy for the Quartet, his remit was always much more narrow.   From the outset, his role was to promote economic development in the Palestinian territories: the Gaza Strip and Israeli-occupied West Bank.   Two years ago, Mr Blair’s office was given the task of devising a $4bn (£2.7bn) growth and investment […]

Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair

The charity Save the Children faces a backlash from staff after it presented Tony Blair with a “global legacy award” in New York last week – despite privately acknowledging that he is a controversial and divisive figure.   Amid widespread criticism on social media, many of the charity’s staff have complained that the presentation of […]

Antichrist in the Spotlight

Who is the Antichrist? A Dallas pastor created a stir when he accused President Obama of “paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.” A Montana GOP congressional candidate caught the nation’s attention, when he referred to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the “Antichrist”. A prophecy scholar shocked the scientific community […]

After World War III

What will the world look like? What should America do? By Irvin Baxter   What will the world look like the day after two billion human beings die? How do you bury two billion people? Most likely, the only choice will be mass graves dug by bulldozers. Sensitivities aside, it will be critical to bury the […]