Jared Kushner, the White House adviser under former President Trump, was nominated Sunday for the Nobel Peace Prize over his efforts in negotiating prices between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the region over a hectic four-month span last year.
Reuters predicted the deals that the"most significant diplomatic discoveries in the Middle East in 25 years," and several Trump assistants said the press downplayed their magnitude in order to harm his chances at reelection.
Kushner told Fox News in October there were"people in Washington for 30, 40 years" that had been"unable to operate on a single overseas trade."
He joked that peace deals are"much harder than President Trump is making them look."
Kushner stated"people have been very critical of the president over the previous 3 years for whatever he does... but the reality is he's taken a different approach on the best way to deal with Washington, he took a different strategy from the Middle East and he is put up results."
Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates at a festive White House ceremony at the fall indicating the"Abraham Accords," a set of U.S.-brokered diplomatic pacts with Israel. Though the UAE's deal with Israel officially established ties, the agreement with Bahrain was detailed and included a mutual assurance to follow suit.
The Palestinians severed ties with the Trump White House, accusing it of being biased toward Israel. U.S. officials have turn cultivated ties between Israel and Arab states, hoping to increase pressure on the Palestinians to decrease past demands in peace talks.
The Reuters report said that President Biden is in the process of reviewing Trump's prices and mentioned that it is unclear if Trump's departure from the White House will hurt Kushner's chances of getting the prize.
Dershowitz told Fox News in a statement,"The Nobel Peace Prize isn't for popularity. Nor is it an assessment of exactly what the global community might think of individuals who helped bring about calmness. It's an award for satisfying the daunting standards set out by Alfred Nobel in his will. These guys, and the Abraham accordsthey helped create, fulfill these criteria better than any other person or groups eligible for the award."