Nobel Peace Prize winner Lord David Trimble on Tuesday nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince.
Lord Trimble, the First Minister of Northern Ireland, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 together with John Hume for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland.
In accordance with the rules of the Nobel Prize Committee, since Trimble is the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, his decision to submit Netanyahu’s candidacy will lead the committee to discuss the issue.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a historic peace agreement at the White House on September 15, the first agreement to be signed between Israel and an Arab country in 25 years.
Announced on August 13, the Abraham Accords is the first between a Gulf state and Israel and is expected to lead to similar agreements with other Arab countries, possibly Oman or Saudi Arabia.
Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978 for the peace he made with Egypt. And Yitzchak Rabin and Shimon Peres received the award in 1994 for their efforts to make peace with the Palestinians.