I think this is great analysis and commentary but I disagree that since Bibi isnot as strong as Sharon there needs to be external pressure. Barak and Olmert were not strong figures but they negotiated under Clinton deals that will not be offered by Bibi, I think this is because israel and Israelis had much more trust for Clinton than for Obama. From the onset Obama has been a Flip Flopper, his flip flop in front of Aipac for Party Leadership is a great example. The article notes this as well, the unequal distribution of Carrots point, Obama needs to gain the trust of Israelis, the real and true trust that would allow Israel to consider moving back to its incredibly vulnerable 67 borders. This requires trust, trust through actions not just words. For example, USA Exploiting a Political Gaffe to benefit USA image in Muslim world is not the actions of a TRUSTED friend. The peace train is derailed because an agreement, that exempted EJ, was exploited by USA and then by PA.
Red Cross: Scale of sexual violence in South Sudan is unprecedented (Reuters)
from the article: Memo to Obama: Two little Hebrew words make all the difference