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UAE-Israel: Nobel Peace Prize nominations for Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Nobel laureate Lord David Trimble, who was awarded the prize in 1998 for his work in promoting peace in Northern Ireland, nominated the two leaders on Tuesday, Netanyahu’s office said in a statement to Al Arabiya English.

“His decision to submit Prime Minister Netanyahu’s [and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed’s] candidacy will lead the committee to discuss the issue,” Netanyahu’s office said.

The winners of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize are set to be announced next October.

The UAE and Israel first announced they would normalize relations on August 13.

The peace agreement, known as the Abraham Accords was made official at a trilateral signing ceremony with Gulf country Bahrain at the White House in September.

The UAE and Bahrain are the third and fourth Arab states, respectively, to make peace with Israel following Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994

Just over one month after the signing ceremony, Sudan announced it will follow suit.

US President Donald Trump has said that there are “other countries lined up” in the Middle East to make peace with Israel. Trump, who brokered the Abraham Accords, has already been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

Norwegian lawmaker Christian Tybring-Gjedde put forward Trump’s name on September 9.

“It is for his contribution to peace between Israel and the UAE. It is a unique deal,” Tybring-Gjedde told Reuters at the time.

Patrizia Marin.

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