Jared Kushner has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Former US President, Donald Trump's, son-in-law was a White House Senior Adviser while Trump was in office.
According to Sky News, Kushner was nominated alongside his former deputy, Avi Berkowitz, for their role in negotiating four normalisation deals between Israel and other Arab nations, known as the "Abraham Records".
The fact that his father-in-law was impeached twice while he was in office, and while Kushner was his Senior Adviser, might count against the significance of the nomination.
Kushner and Berkowitz were nominated for the prestigious prize by the American lawyer, Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz was the lawyer who represented Trump during first impeachment trial.
Forty-year-old Kushner, along with Berkowitz, were key figures in negotiating deals with Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco, reports Sky News.
The Nobel Prizes are annually awarded in October in Oslo, Norway. The Peace category is probably the most controversial of all the categories, and previous winners include Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Malala Yousafzai.
The Black Lives Matter Movement has also been nominated.
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