The forceful love analogy... is not accurate. This was simply an off-the-cuff description by Michael Oren... who happens to be an incredibly intelligent statesman. During the interview with Charley Rose... Mr. Oren actually described in great detail, the necessity to move quickly to the proximity talks with Abbas... and that will be the crux of the problem. It seems to me, that Abbas needs to demonstrate to the 'Palestinian Street' his strong defiance to Israeli West Bank policy. Settlements, removal of security road-blocks and all the rest. And this may prove to be a handicap in reaching some kind of an arrangement between the two sides.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: Israel's U.S. envoy: 'No one can force us to make peace'