Kushner’s Middle East deals earned him a pro-Israel lawyer, while Abrams was recognized for voter registration.
Former White House adviser Jared Kushner and Georgia politician and advocate for anti-voter suppression Stacy Abrams have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and former middle envoy Avi Berkovit was nominated by lawyer Alan Dershowitz on Sunday for his role in four normalization deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
These pacts are known as the “Abraham Agreement” and in some cases, such as with the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, according to observers, formalize existing relations. He led the way for a major arms deal with the United Arab Emirates, which came under heavy criticism from legislators.
Trump himself is nominated for the Peace Prize. President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to review all national security deals killed during the Trump administration, including arms packages for the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Abram’s work was credited for boosting voter turnout last year and helping Biden win the US presidency.
Lars Halbreken, a member of the Socialist Party of Norway’s parliament, announces his nomination, saying “to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the fight for law and civil rights”.
Blacks in the US have long faced hurdles at the ballot box, but Abrams’ Group Fair Fight took $ 100m to register thousands more after failing for governor of Georgia in 2018.
Abrams claimed she lost the election due to voter suppression and hopes to start another run in 2022. His work has inspired rival Republican strategists to mobilize against his efforts.
Republicans who aligned with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced a group called “Stop Stacey” to investigate Abrams’ “shadowy” voter registration efforts.
Jeremy Brand, the group’s senior strategist, said in a statement: “We will do whatever it takes to expose Stacey Ebers’ radical network, exposing her dangerous agenda, and eventually defeating her – and her leftist candidates – in the ballot box.” “
Other candidates for this year include Russian dissident Alexey Navalny, World Health Organization and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg.
The US Black Lives Matter movement, as well as Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked “Pentagon Papers” about the Vietnam War and WikiLeaks, have also been nominated as pro-democracy and civil rights campaigners from Belarus to Poland and Hungary.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which decides who wins the award, does not comment on the nomination, but the nominees can choose to reveal their choice.