South Asia and Beyond

Jared Kushner Gets Nominated For Nobel

Jared Kushner is a “Nobel man” or so some think. The son-in-law of former president Trump has been nominated by American attorney Alan Dershowitz, for the Nobel Peace Prize, since he helped normalise ties between Israel and some Arab states. Dershowitz is eligible to do so in his capacity as a professor emeritus of Harvard Law School. Kushner, in a statement, has said that he was honoured to be nominated for the prize which will be awarded this October but he does face some stiff competition.

Others nominated for the prize this year are Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organization and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg. All were backed by Norwegian lawmakers who have a track record of picking the winner.