has more to do with the realisation by Israelis that maybe they can't get out of this one. That they are actually going to have to make concrete steps towards a two state solution, and that a repeat of Lebanon2 or Cast Lead is not going to get it put on the back burner. Even Israeli attempts to start a third intifada has failed. Obama's award of a Nobel Prize is seen by right thinking people as a downpayment for what he is about to achieve, he will get another next year when a Palestinian State is established.
from the article: Israeli mockery of Obama's Nobel is pure chutzpah