Former President Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Feb. 1 by an Estonian member of the European Parliament, Jaak Madison.
In a post on social media, Madison said: “In the last 30 years, Donald Trump is the first president of the United States, who during his tenure, has not started a war. Additionally, he signed several peace agreements in the Middle East which have helped provide stability in the region and peace.”
Madison was referring to the Abraham Accords, a joint statement between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States—and later, with Bahrain and other Arab countries.
“We encourage efforts to promote interfaith and intercultural dialogue to advance a culture of peace among the three Abrahamic religions and all humanity,” according to a statement on the State Department’s website.
“We believe that the best way to address challenges is through cooperation and dialogue and that developing friendly relations among States advances the interests of lasting peace in the Middle East and around the world.”
Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last year by Norwegian Parliament member Christian Tybring-Gjedde.
“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox last year.
Trump’s administration also negotiated deals with Sudan and Morocco.
Separately, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz nominated Trump’s son-in-law and former presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Feb. 1. Dershowitz argued that Kushner and his associate Avi Berkowitz helped negotiate the Abraham Accords.
“The Nobel Peace Prize is not for popularity. Nor is it an assessment of what the international community may think of those who helped bring about peace,” Dershowitz wrote. “It is an award for fulfilling the daunting criteria set out by Alfred Nobel in his will.”
Kushner, in a statement on Jan. 31, said that he was honored to be nominated for the prize.
President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to review all national security deals struck during the Trump administration, including arms packages for the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Also on Feb. 1, the Black Lives Matter movement was nominated for the Peace Prize by a Norwegian Parliament member, Petter Eide. Eide said that people have messaged him “to say that BLM is a violent organization,” but he rejected the claims.
Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday by Lars Haltbrekken – a Socialist Party member of the Norwegian Parliament.
Abrams’ work, in Haltbrekken’s opinion, “follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights.”
Abrams, who lost to Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in 2018, has never conceded and has maintained that the election was conducted unfairly. She started a voter registration group called The New Georgia Project, which is one of three such organizations the George secretary of state is investigating amid suspicions they were “seeking to ‘aggressively’ register ‘ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters’ before the state’s Jan. 5 Senate runoff election.”
A group called “Stop Stacey” emerged Monday to oppose a Abrams’ rumored intention to run for Georgia governor again in 2022 and expose what they describe as her “shady voter groups that undermine election integrity,” according to The Hill.
“We will do whatever it takes to expose Stacey Abrams’ radical network, highlight her dangerous agenda, and ultimately defeat her — and her left-wing candidates — at the ballot box,” said Jeremy Brand, the group’s senior strategist. “There is no time to waste: We must stand up, fight back, and Stop Stacey.”