Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Role in Abraham Accords

Former US President Donald Trump has again been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his significant role in the historic Abraham Accords. The nomination was put forward by Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, who praised Trump’s instrumental role in facilitating the groundbreaking agreements that normalised relations between Israel and several Arab states.

In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Tenney highlighted the significance of the Abraham Accords, calling them “the first peace agreements in the Middle East in almost 30 years.” She commended Trump for proving many foreign policy pundits wrong, as they had long argued that additional Middle East peace agreements were impossible without a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Tenney emphasised the unprecedented efforts by President Trump and expressed concern that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has yet to recognise his contributions. She suggested that Trump’s nomination is timely, particularly in light of what she described as President Joe Biden’s “weak leadership” on the global stage, which she believes has put national security at risk.

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Over the weekend, a drone attack on a military outpost in Jordan resulted in the deaths of three US service members and left dozens injured. President Biden has pledged to respond, attributing the incident to Iranian-backed militias, while Tehran has denied any involvement.

The Abraham Accords, mediated by the United States, were a series of bilateral agreements signed in late 2020 between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco. The accords aimed to foster closer ties between Israel and Arab nations, with the UAE and Bahrain also recognising Israel’s sovereignty.

However, critics argue that the accords emboldened Israel to ignore the rights of Palestinians, as Arab states dropped the demand to recognise the state of Palestine. Some experts suggest that this shift in policy may have contributed to a recent surge in violence in the region.

This is not the first time Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2020, Norwegian MP Christian Tybring-Gjedde praised Trump’s peace-making efforts in the Middle East. Swedish MP Magnus Jacobsson cited his role in brokering a deal between Serbia and Kosovo.

Trump’s nomination is considered valid as a national assembly or government member submitted it. The Nobel Peace Prize for 2024 will be announced in Oslo, Norway, in October, with the award ceremony scheduled for December.


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