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Former US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kusher has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a leading negotiator of the Abraham Accord, the normalization agreements between Israel and four Arab countries.

"The Abraham Accords, signed in 2020, represent the most significant diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and Arab nations in decades," Lee Zeldin wrote, according to the New York Post. Zeldin is one of two Jewish Republicans in Congress who nominated Kushner and Berkowitz for the Nobel Peace Prize.

"Against the background of a centuries-old conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic, rising tensions, and Iran’s growing influence, Kushner and Berkowitz successfully brought together regional leaders, and forged regional alliances better capable of countering Iran’s malign influence."

The former White House adviser Kushner, told The Post he is humbled by the nomination. "Thanks to the visionary leaders and efforts of millions of Israelis and Arabs, the Abraham Accords continue to strengthen, making the Middle East – and the world – a safer, more prosperous place." Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump have been lying low from the time they left the White House following Trump's defeat in the 2020 elections. The couple relocated to Miami where Kushner runs Affinity Partners, a $3 billion global investment firm.

Berkowitz was Kushner’s main negotiator in the field and worked in 2020 to iron out the final kinks in the Abraham Accord. The said accord is a series of groundbreaking normalization agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Morocco and Bahrain. These were among President Trump’s most important foreign-policy achievements.

The agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco are already paying profits in increased tourism and investment, also symbolic gestures like dignitary visits and participation in sports competitions. The accords reportedly gathered almost unanimous support in a pro-Israel community that has in recent years become more difficult to control. It represents one of the rare areas of agreement between the Trump and President Joe Biden administrations; President Biden is looking to expand them.

Kushner and Berkowitz were also previously nominated for the prize last year by former Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz, who is a Emeritus professor of Harvard Law School, which makes him an eligible nominator.

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