Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his aide Avi Berkowitz have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by lawyer and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz.
Working for the US, Kushner and Berkowitz helped negotiate normalisation deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco, under which the United States offered aid, investment, weapons, F-35 jets, and recognition of disputed territory.
Dershowitz, who defended Trump during his first impeachment trial and argued last month that he should not be impeached again for inciting insurrection, nominated the top Trump aides in his capacity as professor emeritus of Harvard Law School.
Kushner and Berkowitz are up against figures such as imprisoned and poisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, climate activist Greta Thunberg, and the World Health Organization, which has overseen a global response to the pandemic.
However, several of Kushner’s deals are already being scrutinised, most noticeably that with Morocco, under which the US promised £2.5 billion in investment, advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara.
Morocco has claimed the area since the Spanish withdrew in 1975. In 1979 it annexed 75 percent of the area, but no country recognised it – until Trump.
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