Kushner, Berkowitz Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize; Biden Administration Backs Two-State Solution; Haley Accuses Biden Administration of Snubbing Israel; Netanyahu Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

Jared Kushner and Avi Berkowitz, his former deputy, have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for their work in negotiating peace deals between Israel, and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco. The deals are considered the most significant diplomatic breakthroughs in the Middle East in 25 years. Reported by Fox News. Read more… Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden is getting behind the two-state solution to the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. Former U.S. President Donald Trump all but discarded the solution, striking out in a different direction. Richard Mills, the acting U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. stated in a virtual speech to the U.N. recently that the Biden administration supports a “viable Palestinian state” while “maintain[ing] its steadfast support for Israel.” Reported by Fox News. Read more… Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley told Fox News during the first week of February that the Biden administration was “snubbing Israel” and “cozying up to Iran.” She also called the administration’s approach to Iran “truly dangerous” for the region, citing reports Biden was considering a return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Reported by Fox News. Read more… Finally, the corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has resumed. The prime minister formally entered his not guilty plea. He stands accused of fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes in three different cases. Netanyahu is Israel’s longest sitting prime minister. He is also the first to go on trial. The trial resumes just weeks before national elections. Reported by The Fox News. Read more…