"By the tenacity and personal courage that you have demonstrated in the face of repeated threats to your life, you have been instrumental in transforming relations between Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian peoples. With the achievement of peace across the River Jordan, the possibilities for prosperity and cooperation are boundless."
Mr Churchill said his hope was that Israel and Jordan might turn their backs on conflict and build a new partnership for the benefit of their peoples. The Winston Churchill Award was inaugurated in 1987. Three years ago Mikhail Gorbachev was honoured for his part in bringing peace to the Middle East.Reuse content