The nomination comes from Christian Tybring-Gjedde who is a right-wing member of the Norwegian Parliament.
If he wins, Trump will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor and political foe, Barack Obama, who won it in 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United States for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international d!plomacy and cooperation between people”.
The award was given just nine months into Obama’s first term as president and received cri*icism that it was undeserved and politically motivated. The UAE and Is*ael are due to sign the agreement at a ceremony held by Trump next Tuesday.
Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of Parliament who also serves as chairman of the Norwegian de*egation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, told Fox News: “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees.
“I’m not a big Trump supporter. “The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes. “The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. “For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald TrumpTrump has long cri*icized Obama winning the award. In September he told the UN General Assembly in New York: “They gave one to Obama immediately after his ascent to the presidency, and he had no idea why he got it.”You know what, that was the only thing I agreed with him on.”
In his nomination letter to the Nobel Committee, Tybring-Gjedde explained how the President’s administration had played a key role in the establishment of relations between Is*ael and the UAE. He wrote: “As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game-changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity.”
This is the second time he has been nominated for the Noble Peace Prize.In 2018 he was formally selected by Tybring-Gjedde for his efforts to solve the North Korean nuclear tensions.A group of 18 of his biggest Republican supporters in the House of Representatives sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee urging it to consider Trump for the award in recognition of “his tireless work to bring peace to our world”.
The UAE-Isr*el ceremony will come just a month after the agreement to establish full d!plomatic relations was announced on August. 13.The historic deal delivered a key foreign policy victory to Trump as he seeks reelection, and reflected a changing Middle East in which shared concerns about archenemy Ir*n have largely overtaken traditional Arab support for the Palestinians.
That announcement was followed by the first direct commercial flight between the countries and the establishment of telephone links.The UAE also announced the end of its boyc*tt of Isr-ael, which allows trade and commerce between the oil-rich Emirates and Isr*el, home to a thriving diamond trade, pharmaceutical companies, and tech start-ups.
The Palestinians have re*ected the deal as trading away one of the few cards they have in mor!bund peace talks with Isr*el to establish its own independent state the Arab boyc*tt of Isr*el. The UAE presented the agreement as taking Isr*els’ planned anne*ation of parts of the occupied West Bank off the table. But Netanyahu insisted the pause was temporary.Abu Dhabi also hopes the deal will allow it to purchase advanced American we*ponry, like the F-35 st*alth fi*hter jet.
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