Jared Kushner, Avi Berkowitz Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Middle East Peace Deals

By Quinn Weimer | February 1, 2021 | 11:51am EST
President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.  (Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his business partner Avi Berkowitz were nominated by Harvard Law Emeritus Professor Alan Dershowitz for the Nobel Peace Prize, to be awarded in October 2021.

Dershowitz nominated the pair for their work in the Middle East to establish peace between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain – the Abraham Accords.

The agreement called the Abraham Accords, in a speech prior to signing the deals from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that the signing was “a pivot of history” and that “It heralds a new dawn of peace”.

(L-R)Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan participate in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, at the White House in Washington, DC, September 15, 2020. (Getty Images)
(L-R)Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan participate in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, at the White House in Washington, DC, September 15, 2020. (Getty Images)

Prime Minister Netanyahu also thanked Kushner and Berkowitz for their role in brokering peace in his speech.

In a statement to Reuters, nominee Jared Kushner said he was honored to be nominated for the prize.

Dershowitz, a constitutional scholar, best-selling author, and public commentator was eligible to nominate Kushner and Berkowitz because of his status as a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School.

Harvard Law Emeritus Professor Alan Dershowitz.  (Getty Images)
Harvard Law Emeritus Professor Alan Dershowitz. (Getty Images)

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