Published: Wed, February 03, 2021

Nobel Peace Prize nomination: What about Gift of the Givers?

Nobel Peace Prize nomination: What about Gift of the Givers?

King, one of the towering figures of the 1960s civil rights movement, won the Nobel prize in 1964.

Kushner, who is also former President Donald Trump's son-in-law, and Berkowitz were nominated by famed attorney Alan Dershowitz for their role in orchestrating the Abraham Accords, which saw the usa mediate normalization agreements between Israel and four Muslim states.

Trump was also nominated for the 2021 prize by law professor David Flint for his foreign policy philosophy, dubbed the "Trump Doctrine". The husband of Ivanka Trump is joining in the footsteps of his father-in-law Donald Trump after he's officially announced to be nominated for the award.

Because the Nobel Foundation doesn't release information about nominees until 50 years later, it's impossible to know just how many people have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel Peace Prize website outlines how nominations can be submitted by politicians and professors, as well as individuals who meet specific "nomination criteria".

In an interview on Newsmax TV's "John Bachman Now", Dershowitz said he put in Kushner's name for his work in helping to create the normalization deals between Israel and Arab nations known as the Abraham Accords - and slammed the nomination of the racial justice movement Black Lives Matter.

Previous nominations for Trump and other leaders involved in the deals were unsuccessful, however.

The former Trump impeachment lawyer wants Kushner recognized for Middle East peace deals.

Jared Kushner (middle), flanked by aide Avi Berkowitz (left) have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Kushner said in a statement that he was honored to get the nod.

"The states are lining up, Arab and Middle-Eastern, to join that network of peace which will dominate the Middle-East", he continued.

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

"Sometimes the committee have been very courageous", Eide said via email to NBC News, pointing to the 1964 peace prize victor Martin Luther King Jr. and Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident, the 2010 victor.

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