Jared Kushner, center, and his deputy, Avi Berkowitz, left, were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for their roles in negotiating agreements between Israel and four Arab nations.
Former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his deputy, Avi Berkowitz, have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for their roles helping to strike deals normalizing the relations between Israel and four Arab nations.
The two former deputies were nominated by Alan Dershowitz, an attorney who defended former President Donald Trump at his first impeachment trial.
Dershowitz is able to make a Nobel nomination since he is a professor emeritus of Harvard Law School.
Kushner and Berkowitz, the Middle East envoy, played vital parts in negotiating the four deals, known as the “Abraham Accords,” establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
The deals, announced in the latter half of last year, marked the most significant diplomatic breakthroughs in the Middle East in 25 years.
President Joe Biden is expected to review all Trump-era national security deals, including arms packages for the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
With Post wires