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New York Politician Nominates Trump For Nobel Peace Prize

The nomination was for Trump's work on the Abraham Accords, which experts say failed to broker peace in the Middle East.

Another right-wing political figure has nominated former President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize; this time, it was New York Rep. Claudia Tenney. As The Messenger reports, Tenney nominated Trump for his work brokering the Abraham Accords, saying: “Donald Trump was instrumental in facilitating the first new peace agreements in the Middle East in almost 30 years.

Tenney added, “For decades, bureaucrats, foreign policy ‘professionals,’ and international organizations insisted that additional Middle East peace agreements were impossible without a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Trump proved that to be false.”

However, as analysis from Vox makes clear, the Accords, though technically historic, failed to accomplish one of its goals: to pressure the larger Arab world into slackened commitment to Palestine. In 2021, several Republican politicians, including Tennessee Sen. Bill Haggerty, attempted to argue that President Joe Biden squandered opportunities to build on Trump’s foreign policy achievement.

Tenney characterized Biden’s foreign policy, particularly around the Israel-Hamas conflict, as weak in her statement.

“The valiant efforts by President Trump in creating the Abraham Accords were unprecedented and continue to go unrecognized by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, underscoring the need for his nomination today,” Tenney continued. “Now, more than ever, when Joe Biden’s weak leadership on the international stage is threatening our country’s safety and security, we must recognize Trump for his strong leadership and his efforts to achieve world peace. I am honored to nominate former President Donald Trump today and am eager for him to receive the recognition he deserves.”

According to the experts, however, the Accords only emboldened the Israeli government, did not encourage peace, and, instead, encouraged acts of aggression. H.A. Hellyer, a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., told Vox, “The Abraham Accords gave Israel the impression they could proceed without anything significant with the Palestinians.”

As with other Nobel prizes, the Nobel Peace Prize is not exclusive regarding nominations; the organization stresses that being nominated is fairly common, as thousands of people can make nominations. Trump has previously bristled that he has yet to win an award, something that The Independent reports is connected to the fact that former President Barack Obama has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, while Trump has not.

In 2013, the outlet noted, Trump publicly called for President Obama’s award to be taken back by the Nobel committee. At a 2020 rally, Trump told the crowd that Obama had no idea why he won the award. “When Obama got it, he didn’t even – he just said, ‘What did I do?’ He had no idea what he did. And they made it a big story,” Trump complained. “I did a great job.”

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