Jared Kushner -son-in-law and former advisor to President Donald Trump- was officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recent days over his role in brokering a series of peace deals between Israel and countries throughout the Middle East.
“The Nobel Peace Prize is not for popularity…It is an award for fulfilling the daunting criteria set out by Alfred Nobel in his will.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 1, 2021
“The Nobel Peace Prize is not for popularity,” Alan Dershowitz wrote in a statement sent to the Nobel committee. “Nor is it an assessment of what the international community may think of those who helped bring about peace. It is an award for fulfilling the daunting criteria set out by Alfred Nobel in his will.”
“We encourage efforts to promote interfaith and intercultural dialogue to advance a culture of peace among the three Abrahamic religions and all humanity,” the State Department’s website explains of the peace agreements. “We believe that the best way to address challenges is through cooperation and dialogue and that developing friendly relations among States advances the interests of lasting peace in the Middle East and around the world.”
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
Historic ‘Abraham Accord’ Peace Agreement Reached Between Israel, United Arab Emirates
In a historic announcement few ever thought they would see in their lifetime, a Middle East Peace deal has been reached. Taking to Twitter today to publicize the news, President Trump announced: “HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!” The action will be known as the “Abraham Accord” named for the “father of all three great faiths.”
A joint statement was released between President Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed. The statement read that after the three leaders spoke, they “agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.”
In the statement, the entirety of which was posted on President Trump’s Twitter account, it was noted that the “diplomatic breakthrough” was due to “the request of President Trump.” Specifications of the deal include Israel will “suspend declaring sovereignty over areas outlined in the President’s vision for Peace and focus its efforts now on expanding ties with other countries in the Arab and Muslim world.”
Attention was given to the global coronavirus pandemic: “The United Arab Emirates and Israel will immediately expand and accelerate cooperation regarding the treatment of and the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus.” Furthermore, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will join with the United States to launch a Strategic Agenda for the Middle East to expand diplomatic, trade, and security cooperation.”
ILHAN OMAR: ‘A Single F-35 Costs $100 Million, For That Money We Can Feed 40 Million Kids’
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar doubled-down on her war-of-words with the White House this week; saying the sale of a single F-35 military jet could help feed “40 million kids” around the world.
“A single F-35 costs over $100 million. For that kind of money, we could feed 40 million kids. I’ve introduced legislation to block the sale of F-35s and other weapons to the UAE, a global human rights abuser. We should be focused on the deadly pandemic, not arming dictators,” posted Omar on social media.
A single F-35 costs over $100 million. For that kind of money, we could feed 40 million kids.
I've introduced legislation to block the sale of F-35s and other weapons to the UAE, a global human rights abuser. We should be focused on the deadly pandemic, not arming dictators. pic.twitter.com/tUUldnPfIn
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) November 23, 2020
Read Rep. Omar’s comments above.