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U.S. President Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in honor of his work in normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Fox News reported Wednesday. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, submitted the nomination. He praised Trump for his efforts at striving for peace not just in the Middle East but globally as well. The signing ceremony of the Abraham Accord between Israel and the UAE, which marks the president’s diplomatic success, is set down for September 15 in Washington. According to the Jerusalem Post, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will represent Israel, the Foreign Affairs Minister and the crown prince’s brother, Abdullah bin Zayed will represent the UAE. “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of Parliament who also serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Tybring-Gjedde, in his nomination letter to the Nobel Committee, said the Trump administration has played a key role in the establishment of relations between Israel and the UAE, as Breitbart News reported. He wrote: As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity. Also cited in the letter, as reported by Fox News, was the president’s “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and … creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea.” Tybring-Gjedde, further, praised Trump for withdrawing a large number of troops from the Middle East. The accolades stand in stark contrast to former President Barack Obama who was widely criticized when he won in 2009 for doing nothing to earn the honor.
This will be the first signing of a peace agreement between Israel and an Arab state in more than 25 years.https://t.co/rCrVb3VD2n— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) September 8, 2020
This President is actually earning the Nobel Peace Prize. https://t.co/NRaz3b10eZ— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 7, 2020