The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for their significant contribution to the establishment of mutual strategic and diplomatic relations between the two countries.
On November 25, 2020, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Lord David Trimble, presented the candidacy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021, according to a statement by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.
Former Northern Ireland minister Lord David Trimble won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998, which gives him the privilege to nominate others for this peace prize. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee will now review the candidacy of Netanyahu and Al Nahyan.
The leaders of these two countries have recently been nominated because of the peace agreement they have made. This peace agreement has been done between Israel, UAE and Bahrain.
According to the Abraham Accord signed by the two Gulf countries, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, they have now joined Jordan and Egypt as the only Arab countries with full diplomatic and friendly relations with Israel.
After Bahrain’s foreign minister, the Israeli Prime Minister, signed the Abraham Accord, President Trump and Crown Prince Nahyan were called upon by other Arab and Muslim nations to follow the leadership of the United Arab Emirates.