Oslo, Norway--The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 is to be awarded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for showing extraordinary restraint in the past year during the Syrian Crisis. The Committee pointed out that PM Netanyahu could of dropped more nuclear weapons on Damascus, Syria, other than two back in May 2013, but chose not to, which made the entire planet breathe just a little easier.
The Committee added that as soon as they figure out PM Netanyahu's real last name, his Peace Prize plaque will be inscribed, but as of now, there was some confusion as to whether his name was Benjamin Mileikowsky, or Benjamin Nitai, or John Jay Sullivan or John Jay Sullivan Jr., since the PM has been known by and lived under all of those names.
Israeli Jews interviewed in the West Bank said they wished PM Netanyahu the same good luck former Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin incurred after he won the Peace Prize in 1994.
Attempts to contact PM Netanyahu for his reaction to winning the Peace Prize failed, as an aide said the Prime Minister was with his generals, drawing up plans to re-invade Lebanon.
Although some questioned the Committee's choice, the Nobel foundation said choosing Netanyahu was in line with past Peace Prize winners, like CIA asset the Dalai Lama and the at large war criminal, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the war mongering President Obama.