United States President Donald Trump gets nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a peace deal between Israel and UAE.
Donald Trump nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021- YES…you heard that right!! United States President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in brokering a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The nomination was completed by a Norwegian parliamentarian, Christian Tybring Gjedde, for a second time.
The deal that led to Trump’s nomination
It was on August 13, when Trump brokered a deal that opened up relations between Israel and the UAE. Under the deal, the ruler of the United Arab Emirates scrapped an economic boycott against Israel, allowing trade and financial agreements between the two countries to normalise their ties.
As per the agreement that is going to be officially signed on September 15, at the White House, the two countries have committed to the exchange of embassies and ambassadors, and to begin cooperation in a broad range of fields including education, healthcare, trade, and security.
The accord agreed between the U.S.A., UAE, and Israel is the reason behind the U.S President’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize as it is being considered as a major step towards a more stable, integrated, and prosperous Middle-East. It is no new fact that Israel’s sovereignty is still disputed by many countries, and around 31 United Nations (UN) member states do not recognize Israel as a state.
After many years, UAE became the first major Arab state to recognize Israel, under the “Abraham Accord”. There were mixed reactions across the world, with countries like Egypt and India welcoming the deal, while countries like Iran, Pakistan and Turkey criticising the UAE for establishing and recognising Israel.
It’s not Trump’s first nomination
The news of Donald Trump getting nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize spread like wildfire on the internet, but let’s put this out straight- this is not the first time President Trump got nominated for the peace prize. Earlier, Tybring-Gjedde nominated Trump for it, applauding Trump’s diplomatic efforts with North Korea.
Last year, when Trump could not win the prize after his nomination, he complained and said, “I made a deal, I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country.” Trump believes that he is one perfect candidate to win the peace prize but probably would never get the honour as the award is not given fairly.
Trump’s obsession for the Nobel Peace Prize has been seen on several occasions, let’s have a look.
U.S. Presidents who have won Nobel Peace Prize previously
Barack Obama is the last President of the United States who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people. Obama as President created a new climate in international politics. Under his leadership, multilateral diplomacy regained its central position.
Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for undertaking peace negotiations, campaigning for human rights, and working for social welfare. The high-point of his presidential term was the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel that took place in 1978.
Woodrow Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919 as the leading architect behind the League of Nations. He worked to ensure world peace after the slaughter of millions of people in the First World War.
Theodore Roosevelt received the Peace Prize for having negotiated peace in the Russo-Japanese war in 1904-05. He also resolved a dispute with Mexico by resorting to arbitration as recommended by the peace movement. Roosevelt was the first statesman to be awarded the Peace Prize, and for the first time, the award was controversial.