Published: Tue, February 02, 2021
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Stacey Abrams, Jared Kushner join growing list of Nobel Peace Prize nominees

Stacey Abrams, Jared Kushner join growing list of Nobel Peace Prize nominees

According to Fox News, "A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated the Black Lives Matter movement for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for bringing attention to racial inequities around the world, while dismissing the riots and violence done in the name of the movement".

Dershowitz-who is eligible to nominate individuals because of his status as a former Harvard Law professor-argued that Kushner and his associate Avi Berkowitz helped negotiate the Abraham Accords. He also nominated Avi Berkowitz, a Kushner aide.

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

He said the now former president had "done more trying to create peace between nations than most other peace prize nominees", citing Mr Trump's role in brokering a peace deal between Israel and Middle Eastern nations.

Twitter erupted at the announcement, with many predicting Kushner wouldn't come close to winning.

The deadline for submitting nominees is February 1, and there are about 200 different nominees every year, the Nobel Foundation says.

Today, we have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

"Jared Kushner and many others tarnished their legacies by supporting the former president's inciting lies and misinformation which resulted in a coup or insurrection".

Any member of parliament of government or university professor, plus directors of foreign policy institutes, past recipients of a Nobel Prize and members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee can nominate a person or organization.

Although the Nobel Prizes for the arts and sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Medicine and Literature are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, the Noble Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway. "Additionally, he signed several peace agreements in the Middle East which have helped provide stability in the region and peace".

Dershowitz seemed to address the predicted controversy in his nomination letter. "Nor is it an assessment of what the worldwide community may think of those who helped bring about peace", Dershowitz wrote in his nomination letter.

The Nobel awards are announced later in the fall.

In 2020, the World Food Programme won the prize "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict".

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