23 Oct, 2020
JERUSALEM WEATHER

Paolo Grimoldi, a member of the Italian Parliament for the center-right affiliated Northern League party, nominated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the Nobel Peace Prize. Grimoldi tweeted the reasons for his backing of the Israeli PM.

“Among the many actions undertaken by Mr. Netanyahu, I will mention the three main ones which are very important for world peace: the peace agreement with the Emirates, the peace agreement with the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the development of ‘a real in-depth dialogue with Saudi Arabia,'” Grimoldi told the Israeli news service Maariv. “All these efforts have led to the opening of Saudi airspace to Israeli planes. All these achievements were not conceivable a few months ago,” he continued, adding “For that, Mr. Netanyahu deserves to be laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Grimoldi also nominated US President Donal Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Trump was nominated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament last week for the president’s efforts bringing about the historic Abraham Accords that bring normalization to the relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The president was subsequently nominated for the Nobel Prize by Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish Parliament, for brokering a peace deal with Serbi and Kosovo. This agreement also included an element that normalized relations with Israel.