Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize following the landmark normalization accords signed with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House on Tuesday.
Netanyahu was nominated by Paolo Grimoldi, a member of Italy’s parliament from the anti-migrant League party, who also noted Wednesday on Twitter the prime minister’s dialogue with Saudi Arabia and the opening of Saudi airspace to Israeli aircraft.
Grimoldi wrote in a separate tweet that he hopes Netanyahu shares the prize with U.S. President Donald Trump, who was nominated for the 2021 award last week by a right-wing Norwegian lawmaker, reports Bloomberg.
Ayoob Kara, a former Israeli minister of communications from Netanyahu’s Likud party, said in a tweet on Tuesday that an organization he heads nominated Netanyahu and Trump, as well as the leaders of the UAE and Bahrain.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize following his efforts to broker a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The US president's name has been put forward by Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde, according to Fox News.
"For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees," Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of parliament, told the channel.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee receives hundreds of nominations each year from lawmakers, members of governments and academics.