DONALD Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in brokering historic deals between Israel and four Arab League nations.

The former White House senior adviser was put forward by Jeffery Epstein's lawyer – Alan Dershowitz – yesterday, hours before today's deadline.


Trump has also been nominated twice for the peace prize after signing the so-called "Abraham Accords" in his final months at the White House.

As part of twin deals in August, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain became the first Gulf nations to recognize Israel as a state and establish formal diplomatic ties.

In return, Israel agreed to delay its controversial plan to annex part of the occupied West Bank.

Similar deals with Sudan and Morocco were signed in October and December.

Before then, Egypt and Jordan were the only Arab League nations to recognize Israel.

Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, and Avi Berkowitz, Trump's Middle East envoy, were key figures in negotiating the historic deals.

They were nominated for the peace prize by attorney Alan Dershowitz, who is eligible to do so as professor emeritus of Harvard Law School.

Dershowitz, who represented Epstein in his sex trafficking case, is a Trump ally who defended him at his first Senate impeachment trial.

In his letter to the Nobel committee, he appeared to acknowledge the nomination would be controversial.

“The Nobel Peace Prize is not for popularity" Dershowitz wrote.

“Nor is it an assessment of what the international community may think of those who helped bring about peace.

“It is an award for fulfilling the daunting criteria set out by Alfred Nobel in his will.”

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


Joe Biden’s administration is expected to review all national security deals struck during the Trump administration, including arms packages for the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Some lawmakers have complained about the Morocco deal because the United States recognized its sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara.




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