Trump Family Member Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize


Former White House adviser Jared Kushner and his deputy, Avi Berkowitz, have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize as a result of their work to form peace deals between multiple countries in the Middle East.

Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump, led a diplomatic effort that resulted in historic agreements — known as the Abraham Accords — between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

Alan Dershowitz, professor emeritus at Harvard law school, nominated Kushner and Berkowitz for the award, according to Reuters.

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

Naturally, many liberals are incredibly offended that Kushner would be nominated for such an honor.

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Some suggested the famed attorney’s nomination was political. Dershowitz defended Trump in his first impeachment trial last year and wrote an Op-Ed for The Wall Street Journal on Jan. 20 in which he said the effort to impeach Trump after he has left office is unconstitutional.

“Now that Donald Trump is a private citizen, the Senate should dismiss the article of impeachment against him for lack of jurisdiction,” he wrote.

Yet the Nobel Peace Prize has long been politically motivated. Then-President Barack Obama won the award in 2009 after less than eight months in office.

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Another great indicator is that Black Lives Matter has been nominated for the award this year. A movement that caused massive destruction in many major cities across the country doesn’t really scream “peace” to me.

Even if Dershowitz were motivated by his relationship with the Trump administration, Kushner and Berkowitz certainly deserve the award much more than BLM.

There is a strong argument to be made that they earned the award on the merit of their accomplishments.

Even the liberal Reuters conceded that the deals the Trump administration brokered were historic.

“The deals were announced in a four-month span between mid-August and mid-December and were the most significant diplomatic breakthroughs in the Middle East in 25 years as the region girds for a prolonged confrontation with Iran,” the report said.

Of course, BLM also set a record for being the “most significant” at something. Namely, the riots it spawned last year caused the most expensive insurance claims of any in U.S. history, according to Axios.

So, it’s up to the Nobel Committee to decide if it will recognize mass domestic destruction or actual peace agreements in the Middle East.

Hopefully, it will make the right decision.

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Grant is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He has five years of writing experience with various outlets and enjoys covering politics and sports.
Grant is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He has five years of writing experience with various outlets and enjoys covering politics and sports.