Netanyahu says he has been tipped for peace Nobel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says he has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize together with the UAE’s de facto ruler Mohammed bin Zayed for their decision to normalize ties.

The leader of the Ulster Unionist Party David Trimble and wife Daphne leave a polling station in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Thursday, May, 5, 2005. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

The nomination is made by British politician David Trimble, who as head of Northern Ireland Ulster Unionist Party helped broker an end to The Troubles there, netting him and David Hume a Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.

Trimble was appointed by Netanyahu a decade ago to sit on the Turkel commission, which examined Israel’s use of force of the Turkish Mavi Marmara ship trying to break the Gaza blockade. The commission found Israel had acted appropriately in fending off attacks on troops during a deadly melee on the ship.