Jared Kushner nominated for Nobel peace prize

Jared Kushner nominated for Nobel peace prize
Jared Kushner. Source: Reuters
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Daily US Times: Former White House senior adviser and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his deputy, Avi Berkowitz, have been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for their role in negotiating four normalisation deals between Arab nations and Israel known as the “Abraham Accords”.

Kushner and Berkowitz, who was the Middle East envoy, were key figures in negotiating deals between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

The two former deputies to then-President Donald Trump were nominated by Alan Dershowitz, who was eligible to do so in his capacity as a professor emeritus of Harvard Law School.

Dershowitz defended Donald Trump in his first impeachment trial last year and told that the Senate should dismiss the article of impeachment against the former president, as he was no longer in office.

The “Abraham Accords” were announced between mid-August and mid-December last year and were the most significant diplomatic breakthroughs in the Middle East in more than two decades as the region girds for a prolonged confrontation with Iran.

In a statement, Kushner said he was honoured to be nominated for the prize, which will be awarded in October.

President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to review all national security deals reached during the former Trump administration, including arms packages for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

There have been some complaints from lawmakers about the Morocco deal because to get Morocco to agree to it, the US recognised Morocco’s sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara region.

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