Arguably, one of the accomplishments of the Trump administration was the signing of the Abraham Accords by multiple Arab-majority nations. These deals were to lead to these nations normalizing relations with Israel.
The Trump designated point man of the Abraham Accords was White House adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
However, these deals were not without controversy. Some called them 'normalization for weapons' deals, since the price tag for normalization was often U.S. arms sales to countries that agreed to sign.
Additionally, the model of mid-East peace was always based on a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with the promise of Arab-world normalization being an important carrot for the Israeli government.
The Abraham Accords cut the Palestinian people out entirely and removed a traditionally important lever of diplomatic power in pursuit of a solution.
However, this did not stop former lawyer for Donald Trump, Alan Dershowitz, from nominating Jared Kushner and his negotiating partner, Avi Berkowitz for a Nobel Peace Prize.
But as The Washington Post stated, "while a Nobel Peace Prize nomination is a bit trickier than simply sending a guy in Norway a postcard with someone's name on it, it's not much trickier than that."
Of course, jokes were had.
Nobel Prize nominee Jared Kushner, preparing to ask Professor Slughorn how horcruxes work https://t.co/XPjmarxcqr— Tim Sniffen (@Tim Sniffen)1612185071.0
I thought it was February 1st, not April 1st. https://t.co/SX6ngkfxFa— Antonia Honeywell (@Antonia Honeywell)1612171425.0
Nominating Jared Kushner for the Nobel Peace Prize is like awarding a Michelin star to Jeffrey Dahmer. 🤦♂️ https://t.co/3B2r1WWJol— Patrick Seitz (@Patrick Seitz)1612176161.0
Just the idea of Jared Kushner being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize makes me want to aim the Jewish Space Laser at his Palm Beach Mansion— Roadrunner (@Roadrunner)1612155260.0
Many felt others were more deserving.
Now... She deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, not Jared Kushner. Sorry... @MrIvankaTrump https://t.co/qo642xGb0N— RealHousewifeOfMichigan (@RealHousewifeOfMichigan)1612197672.0
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jared Kushner, who overlooked the dismemberment of a journalist cuz it was financially be… https://t.co/gaiobttoeM— dave (@dave)1612199269.0
I can think of approximately 81 million people who deserve the Nobel Peace Prize before Jared Kushner.— Just Tracy (@Just Tracy)1612185642.0
And many felt this nomination was an affront.
Thinking about this whole Alan Dershowitz nominating Jared Kushner for a Nobel Peace Prize deal....just want to kno… https://t.co/pEaN0gB66U— 🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤 (@🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤)1612186956.0
Rather than nominating Jared Kushner for a Nobel Prize, someone ought to hand him charging documents for defrauding… https://t.co/tNRvGv1mdW— Chris Rilling🌊🌊🌊🌊🌍 (@Chris Rilling🌊🌊🌊🌊🌍)1612195777.0
Jared Kushner nominated for Nobel peace prize must be for holding back PPE and ventilators back from desperate New Yorkers last year.— Denise Wu (@Denise Wu)1612164724.0
Thousands of people are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize every year.
Whether Kushner manages to snag it remains to be seen.