POTUS Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize; Norway’s Tybring-Gjedde: POTUS ‘Done More Trying to Create Peace Between Nations than Most Other Nominees’

U.S. President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a Norwegian parliamentarian, head of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, who submitted the nomination.

Tybring-Gjedde previously submitted a nomination for President Trump to receive the prize in 2018 for his Singapore summit, which hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.

“It is for his contribution for peace between Israel and the UAE,” Tybring-Gjedde, a member of parliament for the Progress Party, told Reuters. “It is a unique deal.”

The nomination letter to the Nobel Committee cited President Trump’s brokered deal between Israel and United Arab Emirates last month, as well as his “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties… such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea.”

Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News that he is “not a big Trump supporter” but the Nobel Committee “should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes.”

“The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”

Former President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a visit to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Menahem KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, the Trump Administration announced a deal between Serbia and Kosovo, to end the decades of war between the two splintered nation states. The two nations further agreed to improve relations with Israel; Serbia will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Muslim Kosovo will recognize the Jewish State.

Last month, President Trump announced a “diplomatic breakthrough” and peace was reached between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. The deal will be sealed next Tuesday in Washington between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UAE’s Foreign Affairs Minister and the crown prince’s brother, Abdullah bin Zayed.

In 2020, UAE joins Jordan, in 1994, and Egypt, in 1979, crossing the line of the Arab League boycott of the Jewish state in place since 1973.

The President said the action would be known as the “Abraham Accord,” named for the “father of all three great faiths.”

Son-in-law Jared Kushner was praised by POTUS for his efforts in securing the agreement.

“The president, like with all things, urged us to take an untraditional approach,” Kushner said. “You can’t solve problems that have gone unsolved the way people have done before you and failed.”

The president “tries to unite people focusing on common interest as opposed to common grievances,” he said. “We were able to achieve results others could not achieve. This will advance the region and advance the world.”

The deal calls for bilateral trade, research, commerce and travel agreements between the two countries, each with GDP of around $400 billion.

The trade-off for Dubai’s Crown Prince Shiekh Mohammed Bin Zayed in the deal was for Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to “suspend declaring sovereignty” over land claimed by the Arab League for a Palestinian state in the West Bank.

Refocusing on alliances across the Middle East rather than the Palestinian issue, the statement added all three countries “are confident that additional diplomatic breakthroughs with other nations are possible.”

 

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