Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and his deputy Avi Berkowitz have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on the Abraham Accords. Last year, the Trump administration boasted a history-making peace resolution signed by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, Morrocco to normalize relations with Israel. The men were nominated by pro-Trump lawyer professor emeritus of Harvard Law School, Alan Dershowitz.
Fox News reports:
Kushner said “people have been very critical of the president over the last three years for whatever he does… but the reality is he’s taken a different approach on how to deal with Washington, he took a different approach in the Middle East and he’s put up results.”
Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates at a festive White House ceremony in the fall marking the “Abraham Accords,” a pair of U.S.-brokered diplomatic pacts with Israel. While the UAE’s deal with Israel formally established ties, the agreement with Bahrain was less detailed and included a mutual pledge to follow suit.
The Palestinians severed ties with the Trump White House, accusing it of being unfairly biased toward Israel. U.S. officials have in turn cultivated ties between Israel and Arab states, hoping to increase pressure on the Palestinians to reduce past demands in peace talks.
Dershowitz told Fox News in a statement, “The Nobel Peace Prize is not for popularity. Nor is it an assessment of what the international community may think of those who helped bring about peace. It is an award for fulfilling the daunting criteria set out by Alfred Nobel in his will. These men, and the Abraham accords, they helped produce, meet these criteria better than any other person or groups eligible for the award.”
President Trump was also nominated for the illustrious prize by Jaak Madison, a Member of the European Parliament. Other nominees include Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams and controversial Black Lives Matter.
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