February 23, 2024

Former US President Donald Trump has received his fourth Nobel Peace Prize nomination, with Republican lawmaker Claudia Tenney putting forward his name. The nomination, highlighted on Tenney’s official website, specifically commends Trump’s “historic” Middle East policy, focusing on his instrumental role in the signing of the Abraham Accords treaty in September 2020.

The Abraham Accords marked a groundbreaking moment as they formalized relations between the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Israel. Subsequently, Morocco and Sudan inked similar agreements. Tenney, in her official statement, emphasized Trump’s instrumental role in achieving the first new Middle East peace agreements in nearly three decades, challenging the long-standing belief that progress was impossible without resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Expressing her motivation for the nomination, Tenney underscored that Trump’s efforts in creating the Abraham Accords were unparalleled and yet to be duly recognized by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee. She highlighted the urgency in acknowledging Trump’s contributions, especially in the face of what she termed as “weak leadership” on the international stage under current President Joe Biden.

Trump’s nomination comes at a time when he is the leading contender for the Republican presidential nominee, and this marks his fourth nomination for the prestigious peace prize. Despite being nominated for the Abraham Accords peace agreement multiple times during his presidency, Trump did not secure the award.

The former President’s first nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize came in 2020 when Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, recognized his efforts in brokering a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who had previously nominated Trump in 2019 for his diplomatic work with North Korea, highlighted the uniqueness of the Israel-U.A.E. deal, emphasizing its significance for peace.

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