Pro-Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz has nominated former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work on so-called “normalization” deals between Israel and four Arab nations which have become known as the “Abraham Accords.”
Also nominated with Kushner is his top deputy, Avi Berkowitz, according to a report from British newspaper The Guardian:
“Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law, and Berkowitz, who was the Middle East envoy, were key figures in negotiating deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
“The two former deputies to then-President Donald Trump were nominated by American attorney Alan Dershowitz, who was eligible to do so in his capacity as a professor emeritus of Harvard Law School. Dershowitz defended Trump in his first impeachment trial last year and told the Wall Street Journal on 20 January that the Senate should dismiss the article of impeachment against the former president, as he was no longer in office.”
The Abraham Accords were reached between mid-August and mid-October of last year and are considered by some to be the biggest breakthrough in reaching peace in the Middle East seen in over two decades.
Kushner and Berkowitz, however, are facing stiff competition for the Nobel Peace Prize. Russian dissident Alexi Navalny and climate activist Greta Thunberg are seen as the favorites since they were nominated by Norwegian lawmakers who have a long history of correctly identifying individuals or groups who have the best chance of winning the coveted award.
Former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, and his successor, Donald Trump, is known to covet the award even though he has almost no chance of ever winning such an honor.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo, Norway, in mid-October.
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