The Corporate Funding of Tony Blair, Illegal Israeli Settlements and Islamophobia

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The Corporate Funding of Tony Blair, Illegal Israeli Settlements and Islamophobia

Israeli President Shimon Peres (R) shakes hand with Tony Blair, Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, at the start of their meeting to push for an end to the violence around Gaza, at the presidential compound in Jerusalem on November 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON

Image: Photo: Israeli President Shimon Peres (R) shakes hand with Tony Blair

Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation received money from a financial fraudster linked with illegal Israeli settlements and an American Islamophobic network. 

Tony Blair is again in the headlines, this time after Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn publicly voiced the opinion of millions of British citizens: that the former prime minister should stand trial on charges of war crimes if the evidence suggests that he broke international law during the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Blair’s conduct since leaving office has received less scrutiny, however. Our investigations show that while Blair was serving as the special Middle East peace envoy of the Quartet, representing the UN, US, EU and Russia, the American fundraising arm of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation accepted money from a family that finances illegal Israeli settlements…

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