"The Peace Prize is for peace, not for being a nice guy. Netanyahu brought peace," says one of the Israeli prime minister's supporters. Others—including the Palestinians—don't see it that way.
Whether the critics are willing to admit it or not, Kushner's quartet of amateurs has done more to advance the cause of peace than all of the professionals and experts did in the previous quarter century.
The Israel-UAE and Israel-Bahrain peace deals represent much more than mere geopolitical developments. There is a deeper and higher resonance.
An Iranian government spokesperson said the deal was made "in favor" of President Donald Trump's reelection.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared "the dawn of a new Middle East" with the formal signing of the historic U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords, an effort at normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain—though it remains to be seen how far the Middle East peace deal will spread.
Will the Palestinian leadership follow the courageous lead of the UAE and Bahrain and finally make peace with Israel?
The so-called "Palestinian veto" is dead.
President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa agreed to the "establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain."
While Italy introduced the strict measures the outbreak of COVID-19 continued to ease in China.
The beatings and torture have been cut from the story the regime has written for me. It terrifies me to think there is only one chapter left.
I was arrested and tortured into making false confessions after demanding democracy in Bahrain. This week, the Kingdom plans to sentence me to death while the world is busy celebrating.
"Even the appearance of corruption damages our institutions and our faith in government," Republicans for the Rule of Law legal advisor and spokesman Chris Truax said.
"The good news with low expectations is it's not that hard to exceed them," Ambassador Dennis Ross said.
Palestinian leaders are boycotting Kushner's summit in Bahrain.
"Let's start with the fact that instead of solving Middle East peace, Jared nearly put us into a war in the region," Vicky Ward, author of "Kushner, Inc.," alleged.
Anthony Zinni's decision makes him the latest four-star general to depart from the Trump administration, following close behind the December announcement of General James Mattis, who served as secretary of defense.
Bahrain's foreign minister surprised observers by saying that "the Syrian government is the ruler in Syria, and we work with countries even if we disagree with them."
Like Israel, Saudi Arabia was one of the few nations to welcome Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
Iran has rallied groups across the Middle East against what it perceives to be the combined interests of ISIS, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
Lebanon, Iraq and Syria worked with Iran and Hezbollah to defeat ISIS in their respective nations, where Tehran's influence angers Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain said the "terrorist act" by Iran was meant to destabilize the mostly Shiite Muslim kingdom ruled by a Sunni Muslim monarchy.
Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, head of Iran's army, said there would be no Israel in 25 years. His Arab rivals in the Persian Gulf appear to differ.
Iran and Saudi Arabia back opposing factions in wars across the Middle East, and they cut relations entirely last year.
The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain are demanding the news network be shuttered.