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Donald Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his landmark efforts to bring peace to the Middle East through the ground-breaking agreement that established relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

The agreement, which is to be formalized at the White House on Tuesday, made the UAE only the third Arab country to recognize the existence of the state of Israel, according to the BBC. The new agreement will supersede a 1972 UAE law that boycotted Israel.

“For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” said Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament who nominated the president, according to Fox News.

If Trump is awarded the Peace Prize, he will be the fifth American president to win the coveted honor. President Theodore Roosevelt won the prize in 1906; President Woodrow Wilson received the award in 1920; and President Jimmy Carter won it in 2002, long after he had left office. Former President Barack Obama was awarded the prize in 2009, only nine months after entering office.

News of the nomination stirred Twitter.

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