Lord David Trimble, applied for Prime Minister to receive along with Sheikh Ben Zayed • Trimble won the award in 1998 for his efforts to resolve the conflict in Northern Ireland
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Lord David Trimble, today (Tuesday) submitted the candidacy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the Nobel Peace Prize, together with Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed, the regent of Abu Dhabi.
Lord Trimble, the first Minister of Northern Ireland, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for his efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland.
According to the criteria required to be nominated for the award, nominees must be intellectuals, academics or members of parliament, former Nobel laureates or judges in international courts, and since Trimble is the Nobel Peace Prize winner, his decision to nominate Prime Minister Netanyahu will bring Committee to discuss the issue.
This is not the first time that Netanyahu's name has been mentioned as a candidate to win the Nobel Peace Prize, after in September Italian MP Paulo Grimoldi announced that he had recommended the Prime Minister to the award committee.
Grimoldi, a member of the right-wing Liga party, wrote in a tweet on the social network Twitter: "I hope for a double Nobel Prize for Trump and Netanyahu. Now they are both candidates, now it is possible."
Grimoldi also signed a number of other European MPs on Netanyahu's candidacy for the prestigious award.
I hope for a double #NobelPeacePrize:
Now they are both candidates.
Now it's possible !!! @ SecPompeo @POTUS @netanyahu pic.twitter.com/fgG8PDCk8X
- Paolo Grimoldi (@GrimoldiPaolo) September 16, 2020
In a separate tweet, Grimoldi explained the reasons for his recommendation of Netanyahu: "I presented Netanyahu's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Why? The reasons are peace with Bahrain, peace with the United Arab Emirates and talks with Saudi Arabia, which opened Saudi airspace to Israel and discussed Saudi recognition. Historical reasons. "