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Netanyahu nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for deals with UAE and Bahrain

Paolo Grimoldi of the right-wing Northern League party said he put forward the Israeli PM after historic agreements were signed in Washington D.C. this week

Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of Bahrain, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates sign papers during the Abraham Accords Signing Ceremony at The White House on Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA)
Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of Bahrain, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates sign papers during the Abraham Accords Signing Ceremony at The White House on Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA)

An Italian lawmaker has nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Paolo Grimoldi of the right-wing Northern League party tweeted Wednesday that he had nominated Netanyahu because he signed peace agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as well as the dialogue with Saudi Arabian officials that led to the opening of its airspace to all airplanes, including those coming from Israel.

Netanyahu joined President Donald Trump and the foreign ministers of the UAE and Bahrain to sign the agreements in a ceremony Tuesday at the White House.

Trump, whose administration brokered the deals, was nominated for the prize earlier this week by a right-wing Norwegian lawmaker, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who heads his country’s delegation to NATO.

 

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