Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize after his name was put forward by a Republican congresswoman, Claudia Tenney. Tenney said that Trump was “instrumental” in brokering the treaty signed in September 2020 between Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, which aimed to normalize their relations as part of an overall goal to tackle ongoing tensions in the Middle East between Arab countries and Israel. Morocco and Sudan followed suit in signing similar agreements in the following months.
The Abraham Accords have been cited as a way to introduce and strengthen Israeli-Arab ties, but the historic agreements have also been criticized for not producing meaningful solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Trump’s valiant efforts in creating the Abraham Accords were unprecedented and continue to go unrecognized by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.
Trump has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize three times in the past. In September 2020, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian parliament, nominated Trump for his “groundbreaking cooperation” in helping sign the Abraham Accords. Laura Huhtasaari, a Finnish member of the European Parliament (MEP) and a member of the right-wing Finns Party, also nominated Trump for the 2021 prize in recognition of his endeavors to end the era of endless wars, construct peace by encouraging conflicting parties for dialogue and negotiations, and underpin internal cohesion and stability of his country.