Jared Kushner nominated AGAIN for Nobel Peace Prize after successful peace talks

Jared Kushner nominated AGAIN for Nobel Peace Prize after successful peace talks

Former son-in-law and former White House adviser Jared Kushner has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for the second year in a row.

Kushner, 41, who worked on foreign policy in the Trump administration, was nominated for an award for his work on the Abraham Accord, a series of agreements that normalized relations between Israel and several Middle Eastern countries.

Congressman and Republican candidate for New York Governor Lee Zeldin nominated both Kushner and former White House Deputy Counsel Avi Berkowitz, according to the New York Post.

“The Abraham Accords, signed in 2020, represent the most significant diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and Arab countries in decades,” Zeldin wrote in his nomination.

The agreements normalize relations between Israel and the UAE, Sudan, Morocco and Bahrain.

Jared Kushner (center) was nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work on the Abraham Accord.

Jared Kushner (center) was nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work on the Abraham Accord.

Congressman and Republican nominee for New York Governor Lee Zeldin nominated Kushner

Congressman and Republican nominee for New York Governor Lee Zeldin nominated Kushner

Kushner was director of the White House Office of Innovation and a foreign policy adviser to father-in-law and President Donald Trump.

Kushner was director of the White House Office of Innovation and a foreign policy adviser to father-in-law and President Donald Trump.

“Against the backdrop of centuries of conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic, rising tensions and the growing influence of Iran, Kushner and Berkowitz have successfully brought together regional leaders and forged regional alliances better able to counter Iran’s malign influence.”

This is the second year in a row that Kushner and Berkowitz have received a nomination for their work. Last year, former Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz nominated them for the award.

Kushner told the Post he was “honored” to be in contention for the prize.

“Thanks to visionary leaders and the efforts of millions of Israelis and Arabs, the Abraham Accords continue to grow stronger, making the Middle East — and the world — a safer and more prosperous place,” he said.

After leaving Washington, Kushner reportedly turned to some of the connections he had made in those countries to invest in a new firm.

U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, Trump Administration Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash and Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben Shabbat in Abu Dhabi at the signing of the treaties

U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, Trump Administration Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash and Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben Shabbat in Abu Dhabi at the signing of the treaties

Avi Berkowitz (right), Kushner's deputy, was also nominated for a Nobel Prize.

Avi Berkowitz (right), Kushner’s deputy, was also nominated for a Nobel Prize.

According to The New York Times, Kushner has reached out to leaders in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf states to try to win the backing of Affinity Partners, Kushner’s new company.

According to The Times, the former director of the Office of American Innovation has allegedly not been entirely successful in his efforts to raise “several billion dollars” by early next year.

The rulers of Qatar and the UAE have reportedly refused to invest in Affinity. However, Kushner allegedly became interested in Saudi Arabia and the kingdom’s $450 billion State Investment Fund.

The Times reported that the Saudi PIF is currently in talks with Kushner for a “significant investment”.

Jared Kushner (pictured right), son-in-law and former senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, is trying to attract Middle Eastern investment in a new firm.

Jared Kushner (pictured right), son-in-law and former senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, is trying to attract Middle Eastern investment in a new firm.

Kushner has worked extensively in the Middle East and is showing an interest in the Saudi Arabian State Investment Fund firm run by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (pictured right).

Kushner has worked extensively in the Middle East and is showing an interest in the Saudi Arabian State Investment Fund firm run by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (pictured right).

Kushner was instrumental in organizing Trump's first international state visit to Saudi Arabia in 2017.

Kushner was instrumental in organizing Trump’s first international state visit to Saudi Arabia in 2017.

Kushner supported the Emirati in their feud with the Qataris during his time in the White House.

While the UAE considers Kushner an ally, they reportedly question his past business acumen, which is largely limited to the time he spent in charge of the family’s real estate business.

Kushner became close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman while defending the head of state when US intelligence determined he ordered the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi over criticism of the royal family.

The former senior adviser moved to Miami with his wife Ivanka and their children after leaving the White House.

Kushner has not declared his desire to return to politics, but has tried to continue his work in the Middle East by creating a non-profit organization called the Abraham Accords Peace Institute.

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